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College Admissions Statistics Class of 2022

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  • evergreen5evergreen5 Registered User Posts: 1,408 Senior Member
  • VANDEMORY1342VANDEMORY1342 Registered User Posts: 1,076 Senior Member
    WOW, Villanova? Brutal.
  • evergreen5evergreen5 Registered User Posts: 1,408 Senior Member
    ^Apparently the rate was 43% just two years ago. But, they did just add the ED option this year. (The age-old question, creating a campus culture or gaming the rankings?)
  • wwjjdo94wwjjdo94 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    45% increase in applicants to Bates?!? It's a nice school, sure... but that's a simply astonishing statistic. Does anyone have a theory why? (e.g., Maine is suddenly trendy? Bates doing exceptionally good PR? Average applicant applying to more schools overall b/c of the common app?)
  • kalonskalons Registered User Posts: 643 Member
    edited March 2018
    @wwjjdo94 i'd say it's a mixture of your second and third guesses and the fact applicants are starting to appreciate bates a lot more. bates also doesn't have a supplemental essay, which, literally, allows an applicant to pay the fee and submit an application. (also, more international students could be applying because bates doesn't require international students to pay a fee, so it's just few clicks of a button for them.)
  • wwjjdo94wwjjdo94 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    @kalons - and I saw that Colby didn't charge an application fee this year, which I expect would boost its applicant numbers too. Looks like an interesting admissions stats rivalry brewing there.
  • Sue22Sue22 Registered User Posts: 6,125 Senior Member
    This year Bates made a concerted effort to recruit heavily from outside the Northeast, an area they've pretty much saturated. Bates has historically had a strong reputation in New England and surrounding states, and to a lesser extent on the West Coast, but has been less well known in the South and Midwest. I believe they're trying to change that. Some of the largest increases were from these newly targeted areas as well as from international students.

    Bates also did away with their previous rather onerous supplemental essay. It required students to write about a portion of the school's mission statement, meaning students couldn't repurpose an essay, such as the "Why us?" essay from another school.

    The following is copied from my own post elsewhere:

    I wonder if part of the increase in international student applications was due to the fact that the Bates supplement required applicants to dissect a part of the Bates mission statement. Language like "With ardor and devotion—Amore ac Studio—we engage the transformative power of our differences, cultivating intellectual discovery and informed civic action" may have been daunting for applicants for whom English was a second language.

    -The new American Talent Initiative,"Colleges working collaboratively to expand access and opportunity for highly-talented lower-income students," of which Bates is a founding member.

    -A new digital and computational studies major.

    -Good press as a result of a $50 million donation from a Bates alumni family, the largest single gift to a Maine college ever.

    -Continuing communication about the Bates Purposeful Work program.

    It's also possible that Bates' "story" reads particularly well at this moment in our country's history. At a time when we've seen strife over race, gender, sexuality, hazing and other issues central to American campuses and our society in general, Bates is a school that admitted women and blacks from the start and has never had fraternities or sororities, moves that took some of its peers a hundred years or more to catch up with.
  • jin2000jin2000 Registered User Posts: 102 Junior Member
    edited March 2018
    Adding Villanova

    MIT RD (including 6,210 deferred from EA) 800 out of 18,359 (4.4%)
    MIT Total (RD+EA) 1,464 out of 21,706 (6.7%)
    MIT EA 664 out of 9,557 (6.9%) (65.0% deferred, 26.1% denied, 1.9% withdrawn)
    Pomona Total (RD+ED) 713 out of 10,245 (6.9%)
    Swarthmore Total (ED+RD) 980 out of 10749 (9.1%)
    Johns Hopkins Total (RD+ED) 2,894 out of 29,128 (9.9%)
    Georgetown EA 1,002 out of 8,383 (12.0%)
    Williams Total (RD+ED) 1,163 out of 9,559 (12.2%)
    Harvard SCEA 964 out of 6,630 (14.5%)
    Harvey Mudd Total (RD+ED) (14.5%)
    Princeton SCEA 799 out of 5,402 (14.7%)
    Yale SCEA 842 out of 5733 (14.7%) (55% deferred, 29% denied, 2% withdrawn/incomplete)
    WashU Total (RD+ED) (15%)
    Tulane Overall ~6,598 out of 38,813 (17%)
    UNC Chapel Hill EA (Out of State) 2,742 out of ~15,233 (18%)
    Penn ED 1,312 out of 7,074 (18.5%)
    Rice ED 371 out of 1,916 (19.4%) (includes 51 matched QuestBridge)
    Vanderbilt EDI+EDII (20.5%)
    Brown ED 738 out of 3,502 (21.1%)
    Duke ED 875 out of 4,090 (21.4%)
    UVA EA (Out of State) 3,382 out of 15,676 (21.6%)
    U.S. Coast Guard Academy EA 189 out of 834 (22.7%)
    Cornell ED 1,533 out of 6,319 (24.3%)
    Notre Dame REA 1,636 out of 6,598 (24.8%)
    Dartmouth ED 565 out of 2,270 (24.9%) (includes 26 matched QuestBridge)
    Emory (Oxford) ED1 223 out of ~892 (25%)
    Georgia Tech EA 4,677 out of 18,124 (25.8%) (46% in state, 19% out of state)
    Northwestern ED 1,072 out of 4,049 (26.5%)
    UVA EA (Overall) 6,000 out of 21,573 (27.8%)(24.6% deferred)
    VIllanova Total (RD+EA+ED) 6,545 out of 22,727
    Hamilton ED1 191 out of 647 (29.5%) (includes 25 matched QuestBridge)
    Johns Hopkins ED 610 out of 2,037 (29.9%)
    UNC Chapel Hill EA (Overall) 7,867 out of 25,867 (30.4%)
    Boston College EA 3,170 out of 10,350 (30.6%)
    Tulane ED 562 out of 1,819 (30.9%)
    Emory (Emory) ED1 503 out of ~1,623 (31%)
    Florida Overall 14,866 out of 40,849 (36.4%)
    Wesleyan ED1 279 out of 718 (38.9%)
    Emory (Emory and/or Oxford) ED1 726 out of > 1,700 (< 42.7%) (includes 30 matched QuestBridge)
    UVA EA (In State) 2,618 out of 5,897 (44.4%)
    Goorgia Total (RD+EA) < 12,700 out of 26,500 (< 47.9%)
    UNC Chapel Hill EA (In State) 5,125 out of ~10,677 (48%)
    Santa Clara (Total RD+ED) ~ 7,954 out of 16,233 (49%)
    Middlebury ED1 326 out of 650 (50.2%) (6% deferred, 43.8% denied)
    Georgia EA > 8,000 out of nearly 15,000 (> 53.3%)
  • ChalkPastelChalkPastel Registered User Posts: 48 Junior Member
    Wellesley:
    "Wellesley received 6,670 first-year applications this year, a 17 percent increase over last year (which was also a 17 percent over the previous year). These numbers provide a first glance at the 19 percent of applicants granted admission, the lowest admit rate ever for the College."
  • collegemomjamcollegemomjam Registered User Posts: 1,882 Senior Member
    comment on Villanova....yes they added ED which can definitely impact their acceptance rate negatively.....but I saw their mid 50% was 32-34. That's crazy high for Villanova.
  • merc81merc81 Registered User Posts: 9,973 Senior Member
    edited March 2018
    Adding Wellesley:

    MIT RD (including 6,210 deferred from EA) 800 out of 18,359 (4.4%)
    MIT Total (RD+EA) 1,464 out of 21,706 (6.7%)
    MIT EA 664 out of 9,557 (6.9%) (65.0% deferred, 26.1% denied, 1.9% withdrawn)
    Pomona Total (RD+ED) 713 out of 10,245 (6.9%)
    Swarthmore Total (ED+RD) 980 out of 10749 (9.1%)
    Johns Hopkins Total (RD+ED) 2,894 out of 29,128 (9.9%)
    Georgetown EA 1,002 out of 8,383 (12.0%)
    Williams Total (RD+ED) 1,163 out of 9,559 (12.2%)
    Harvard SCEA 964 out of 6,630 (14.5%)
    Harvey Mudd Total (RD+ED) (14.5%)
    Princeton SCEA 799 out of 5,402 (14.7%)
    Yale SCEA 842 out of 5733 (14.7%) (55% deferred, 29% denied, 2% withdrawn/incomplete)
    WashU Total (RD+ED) (15%)
    Tulane Overall ~6,598 out of 38,813 (17%)
    UNC Chapel Hill EA (Out of State) 2,742 out of ~15,233 (18%)
    Penn ED 1,312 out of 7,074 (18.5%)
    Wellesley Overall ~1,267 out of 6,670 (19%)
    Rice ED 371 out of 1,916 (19.4%) (includes 51 matched QuestBridge)
    Vanderbilt EDI+EDII (20.5%)
    Brown ED 738 out of 3,502 (21.1%)
    Duke ED 875 out of 4,090 (21.4%)
    UVA EA (Out of State) 3,382 out of 15,676 (21.6%)
    U.S. Coast Guard Academy EA 189 out of 834 (22.7%)
    Cornell ED 1,533 out of 6,319 (24.3%)
    Notre Dame REA 1,636 out of 6,598 (24.8%)
    Dartmouth ED 565 out of 2,270 (24.9%) (includes 26 matched QuestBridge)
    Emory (Oxford) ED1 223 out of ~892 (25%)
    Georgia Tech EA 4,677 out of 18,124 (25.8%) (46% in state, 19% out of state)
    Northwestern ED 1,072 out of 4,049 (26.5%)
    UVA EA (Overall) 6,000 out of 21,573 (27.8%)(24.6% deferred)
    VIllanova Total (RD+EA+ED) 6,545 out of 22,727
    Hamilton ED1 191 out of 647 (29.5%) (includes 25 matched QuestBridge)
    Johns Hopkins ED 610 out of 2,037 (29.9%)
    UNC Chapel Hill EA (Overall) 7,867 out of 25,867 (30.4%)
    Boston College EA 3,170 out of 10,350 (30.6%)
    Tulane ED 562 out of 1,819 (30.9%)
    Emory (Emory) ED1 503 out of ~1,623 (31%)
    Florida Overall 14,866 out of 40,849 (36.4%)
    Wesleyan ED1 279 out of 718 (38.9%)
    Emory (Emory and/or Oxford) ED1 726 out of > 1,700 (< 42.7%) (includes 30 matched QuestBridge)
    UVA EA (In State) 2,618 out of 5,897 (44.4%)
    Goorgia Total (RD+EA) < 12,700 out of 26,500 (< 47.9%)
    UNC Chapel Hill EA (In State) 5,125 out of ~10,677 (48%)
    Santa Clara (Total RD+ED) ~ 7,954 out of 16,233 (49%)
    Middlebury ED1 326 out of 650 (50.2%) (6% deferred, 43.8% denied)
    Georgia EA > 8,000 out of nearly 15,000 (> 53.3%)

    https://www.wellesley.edu/news/2018/stories/node/145966
  • bronze2bronze2 Registered User Posts: 243 Junior Member
  • merc81merc81 Registered User Posts: 9,973 Senior Member
    Adding Davidson:

    MIT RD (including 6,210 deferred from EA) 800 out of 18,359 (4.4%)
    MIT Total (RD+EA) 1,464 out of 21,706 (6.7%)
    MIT EA 664 out of 9,557 (6.9%) (65.0% deferred, 26.1% denied, 1.9% withdrawn)
    Pomona Total (RD+ED) 713 out of 10,245 (6.9%)
    Swarthmore Total (ED+RD) 980 out of 10749 (9.1%)
    Johns Hopkins Total (RD+ED) 2,894 out of 29,128 (9.9%)
    Georgetown EA 1,002 out of 8,383 (12.0%)
    Williams Total (RD+ED) 1,163 out of 9,559 (12.2%)
    Harvard SCEA 964 out of 6,630 (14.5%)
    Harvey Mudd Total (RD+ED) (14.5%)
    Princeton SCEA 799 out of 5,402 (14.7%)
    Yale SCEA 842 out of 5733 (14.7%) (55% deferred, 29% denied, 2% withdrawn/incomplete)
    WashU Total (RD+ED) (15%)
    Tulane Overall ~6,598 out of 38,813 (17%)
    UNC Chapel Hill EA (Out of State) 2,742 out of ~15,233 (18%)
    Penn ED 1,312 out of 7,074 (18.5%)
    Davidson Overall ~1,066 out of 5700 (18.7%)
    Wellesley Overall ~1,267 out of 6,670 (19%)
    Rice ED 371 out of 1,916 (19.4%) (includes 51 matched QuestBridge)
    Vanderbilt EDI+EDII (20.5%)
    Brown ED 738 out of 3,502 (21.1%)
    Duke ED 875 out of 4,090 (21.4%)
    UVA EA (Out of State) 3,382 out of 15,676 (21.6%)
    U.S. Coast Guard Academy EA 189 out of 834 (22.7%)
    Cornell ED 1,533 out of 6,319 (24.3%)
    Notre Dame REA 1,636 out of 6,598 (24.8%)
    Dartmouth ED 565 out of 2,270 (24.9%) (includes 26 matched QuestBridge)
    Emory (Oxford) ED1 223 out of ~892 (25%)
    Georgia Tech EA 4,677 out of 18,124 (25.8%) (46% in state, 19% out of state)
    Northwestern ED 1,072 out of 4,049 (26.5%)
    UVA EA (Overall) 6,000 out of 21,573 (27.8%)(24.6% deferred)
    VIllanova Total (RD+EA+ED) 6,545 out of 22,727
    Hamilton ED1 191 out of 647 (29.5%) (includes 25 matched QuestBridge)
    Johns Hopkins ED 610 out of 2,037 (29.9%)
    UNC Chapel Hill EA (Overall) 7,867 out of 25,867 (30.4%)
    Boston College EA 3,170 out of 10,350 (30.6%)
    Tulane ED 562 out of 1,819 (30.9%)
    Emory (Emory) ED1 503 out of ~1,623 (31%)
    Florida Overall 14,866 out of 40,849 (36.4%)
    Wesleyan ED1 279 out of 718 (38.9%)
    Emory (Emory and/or Oxford) ED1 726 out of > 1,700 (< 42.7%) (includes 30 matched QuestBridge)
    UVA EA (In State) 2,618 out of 5,897 (44.4%)
    Goorgia Total (RD+EA) < 12,700 out of 26,500 (< 47.9%)
    UNC Chapel Hill EA (In State) 5,125 out of ~10,677 (48%)
    Santa Clara (Total RD+ED) ~ 7,954 out of 16,233 (49%)
    Middlebury ED1 326 out of 650 (50.2%) (6% deferred, 43.8% denied)
    Georgia EA > 8,000 out of nearly 15,000 (> 53.3%)
  • bronze2bronze2 Registered User Posts: 243 Junior Member
  • margueriteburtzlaffmargueriteburtzlaff Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    William and Mary: Sorry if I missed the post, but has William and Mary posted acceptance info yet? Anyone close to the process know when W&M is notifiying RD applicants? My D was accepted to Villanova Honors program, UT's, and Auburn's. Deferred from UVA (OOS-Texas) and UNC (OOS), and also waiting to hear from Vandy. This process has definitely been a head scratcher: D has 4.6GPA; max number of AP's,(all A's), Academic All-State(Texas), All-State First Team Volleyball (out of only 36 available spots statewide), outstanding recs, a job, and 35 ACT. We must've missed something, but not sure what more she could've done....
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