Someone told me that once you take legacy, URM, athletes etc, you really have only 50% general, open category seats that unhooked kids are really competing for.
So if a school has 60%+ yield and has 1,600 slots, they probably will extend 1,300 offers for the 800 or so open unhooked slots out of a possible 35k+ unhooked applications which makes it very hard to get in. I've heard the odds may be worse actually. I feel that this may be accurate but am not sure
Is this correct or just idle speculation?