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College Admissions Statistics Class of 2023

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  • evergreen5evergreen5 Registered User Posts: 1,204 Senior Member
    edited January 3
    @emorynavy Gtown was overenrolled for Class of 2022 by around 100 students off target and 120 off anticipated: http://www.thehoya.com/admissions-yield-reaches-50-percent-following-lowest-ever-acceptance-rate/ Accordingly, it makes sense that they decreased EA acceptances for 2023.

  • anon145anon145 Registered User Posts: 233 Junior Member
    @emorynavy - no affiliation with g'town but they do not seem to be a school gaming the system. U Chicago is the 'best' at that. to Game the system - have multiple "ED" binding rounds, no subject test req;uirements and no SAT/ACT requirement (Chicago, bowdoin). G'town is probably the least 'gaming' school of the top 25
  • emorynavyemorynavy Registered User Posts: 229 Junior Member
    @anon145
    I was just mentioning this year. I wasn't saying that Gtown games more than others, just that they did it at all. They do come across as admissions purist, but they clearly care at least a little or they wouldn't even mention the decline in apps.
  • jin2000jin2000 Registered User Posts: 94 Junior Member
    MIT EA: 707 out of 9,600 (7.4%)
    Yale SCEA: 794 out of 6,016 (13.2%)
    Harvard REA: 935 out of 6,958 (13.4%)
    Princeton SCEA: 743 out of 5,335 (13.9%)
    Penn ED: 1279 out of 7,110 (18.0%)
    Brown ED: 769 out of 4,230 (18.2%)
    Duke ED: 882 out of 4,852 (18.2%)
    Notre Dame REA: 1,534 out of 7,334 (20.9%)
    Cornell ED : 1,395 out of 6,159 (22.6%)
    Dartmouth ED: 574 out of 2,474 (23.2%)
    Northwestern ED: ~1,100 out of 4,399 (~25.0%)
    Emory ED1: ~559 out of 1,910 (~29%)
    Johns Hopkins ED: 641 out of 2,068 (31.0%)
    Middlebury ED1: 297 out of 654 (45.4%)

    https://dailynorthwestern.com/2018/12/20/top-stories/early-decision-acceptance-rate-falls-as-applications-rise/
  • MWolfMWolf Registered User Posts: 212 Junior Member
    Just a comment: for some college, some of the ED applicants and acceptances include Posse Scholars and QuestBridge students. I'm not sure what proportion of QuestBridge finalists are accepted, but about 50% of Posse finalists who are matches with colleges, and are therefore ED applicants, are accepted, so this can increase the apparent acceptance rate. This may not be a large effect for colleges with large numbers of applicants and few Posse scholars, but for small colleges with a few Posse groups, like Bryn Mawr or Bucknell, this may have a strong influence.
  • GreymeerGreymeer Registered User Posts: 479 Member
  • buckeyeinbamabuckeyeinbama Registered User Posts: 23 Junior Member
    Question: What does the 'SC' part of SCEA mean?
  • JanieWalkerJanieWalker Registered User Posts: 190 Junior Member
    @buckeyeinbama Single Choice
  • buckeyeinbamabuckeyeinbama Registered User Posts: 23 Junior Member
  • bronze2bronze2 Registered User Posts: 143 Junior Member
    Good article here on Chicago Early Application stats (EA, ED1, ED2 combined in recent years).

    https://www.chicagomaroon.com/article/2019/1/17/early-applications-2018-2019-cycle-rise-10-percent/

    The University received around 15,000 early-admission applications for the Class of 2023 during its first round of early admissions. This marks a 10 percent increase from last year’s figure, according to comments that Dean of College Admissions James Nondorf made to The Washington Post.

    The Post quotes Nondorf in an article that discusses the general trend of increased early applications being submitted to prestigious universities. The article cites Duke University and Brown University, whose early applicant numbers rose 19 and 21 percent this year, respectively.

    University spokesperson Marielle Sainvilus confirmed that the numbers Nondorf referenced in the article about The University's early applications are accurate.

    “The [complete] data will be released in the fall, when the full [2018-19] admissions cycle is finalized," she told The Maroon by email.

    According to online reports on an College Confidential forum, Nondorf told accepted students at a reception last January that the University received around 13,000 applications in the 2017-18 admission cycle’s early round, which is in line with Nondorf’s indication of a ten percent increase.

    The University's first round of early applications were due by November 1, and decisions were posted in December. The first round includes students who applied with “Early Action,” the non-binding option, and “Early Decision,” the binding option. Early decision students have to commit unless the financial aid package offered is not enough.

    The second round includes Early Decision II—also binding—and regular decision; the deadline for these was January 2.

    The University introduced Early Decision options in 2016; previously, the only admissions options were Early Action or Regular Decision.

    Previous increases in the number of early applications have varied from year to year; some have been more dramatic than this year’s ten percent increase. In the 2013-14 admissions cycle there were 11,143 early action applicants, in the 2012-13 cycle there were 10,316, in the 2011-12 cycle there were 8,698, and in the 2010-11 cycle there were 6,960, according to University news releases.

    Nondorf also told The Post that he is seeing a trend of more students from the Midwest and West Coast applying than in previous years, when early rounds were dominated by students on the East Coast.

    “Everybody is aware of [early application rounds],” Nondorf told The Post. “Everyone, everywhere uses all the rounds.”
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