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Stanford will no longer announce undergraduate application numbers

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Replies to: Stanford will no longer announce undergraduate application numbers

  • bicoastalusabicoastalusa Registered User Posts: 52 Junior Member
    Since Stanford has to release numbers anyway, this is non-news.
  • notrichenoughnotrichenough Registered User Posts: 8,896 Senior Member
    Stanford announces they won't announce acceptance rates any more.

    Two weeks later, it comes out that USN&WR is not using acceptance rates in their rankings any more:
    U.S. News is also no longer factoring in a school's acceptance rate. It used to give a boost to schools with lower rates — a measure many colleges sought to achieve by leaning more on early decision admissions

    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/09/10/us-news-college-rankings-formula-813559

    Coincidence? Maybe.
  • OHMomof2OHMomof2 Registered User Posts: 12,224 Senior Member
    CDS still will have it so...what @bicoastalusa said.
  • lostaccountlostaccount Registered User Posts: 5,118 Senior Member
    edited September 2018
    Very funny notrichenough. Figures Stanford's willing to give up posting acceptance rates once they no longer brought goodies for the administration! For those that think there is no reason to be cynical about college administrators, well it usually just takes a few minutes to prove otherwise. College Administrators tend to be snakes (and not the cute kind) who wormed their way up the college snarky pole via extensive brown nosing--not concern for the academic climate or for students (unless there is another type of payoff, say political, for appearing to care). Don't worry if you are one and are reading this...I didn't mean you...not explicitly anyway. Those I've known have been poison to the intellectual climate of the university that employ them, command far greater % of the resources then warranted and were all snakes in the grass--each of them.
  • JBSeattleJBSeattle Registered User Posts: 875 Member
    Lostaccount:
    So you are saying you don’t like College Administrators? LOL
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