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About acceptance rates of different undergraduate colleges

JeishreeJeishree 1 replies1 threads New Member
1) May I know the acceptance rates of “Early-Action” undergraduate “Computer Science” admission for UIUC and Georgia Tech?

2) May I also know the acceptance rates of “Regular -Action” undergraduate “Computer Science” admission for UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC San Diego, cal Tech, USC, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Brown, Dartmouth, Cornell, MIT, Carnegir-Melon, UT Austin, Purdue, and Duke?

When I googled about acceptance rates, I get different acceptance rates for the same college, so I am confused........

Thank you.
Sincerely,

Jeishree (website name)
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  • GumbymomGumbymom 28832 replies210 threadsForum Champion UC Forum Champion
    Many schools will not give you acceptance rates by major so you need to do some digging.

    Here is overall acceptance rates for the California UC’s based on in-state, out of state and International. Computer science is one of the most competitive majors at the UC’s so for UCLA example, the overall acceptance rate was 12.4% while for CS it hovers around 8% (2018 admission data) so expect CS to have lower admission rates.

    Admission rates do not give you the full picture since the schools do not usually give you the GPA/test scores for the admitted students by major.

    Admission Rates for California Applicants:
    UCLA: 11.8%
    UC Berkeley: 19.2%
    UC Irvine: 21.3%
    UC Santa Barbara: 26.9%
    UC San Diego: 27.6%
    UC Davis: 35.5%
    UC Santa Cruz: 42.5%
    UC Riverside: 55.8%
    UC Merced: 77%

    Admission Rates for Out-of-State Applicants (Domestic):
    UCLA: 16.5%
    UC Berkeley: 17.1%
    UC Santa Barbara: 38.7%
    UC Irvine: 44.2%
    UC San Diego: 59.6%
    UC Davis: 62.8%
    UC Merced: 72.4%
    UC Riverside: 73.9%
    UC Santa Cruz: 85.5%

    Admission Rates for International Applicants:
    UCLA: 8.49%
    UC Berkeley: 9.16%
    UC San Diego: 29.7%
    UC Santa Barbara: 34.6%
    UC Irvine: 40.5%
    UC Davis: 42.1%
    UC Merced: 50.3%
    UC Riverside: 69.5%
    UC Santa Cruz: 74.5%
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  • RichInPittRichInPitt 1619 replies25 threads Senior Member
    Acceptance rates by major are hard to come by, and sometimes not particularly meaningful, depending on whether students are admitted by major or not.

    Carnegie-Mellon is an exception, as CS is in its own school. The School of Computer Science had an overall acceptance rate of 5% last year.
    https://admission.enrollment.cmu.edu/pages/undergraduate-admission-statistics

    As noted above, this is also significantly lower than the school's overall rate of 17.1% (Yes, this overall average is higher than any individual program, but the game they play with the numbers minimally applies to SCS).

    There was a claim on the Purdue forum of a 28% accept rate two years ago. I suspect that will be the highest of any of the RA schools you list - maybe by a large margin.
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  • chmcnmchmcnm 326 replies4 threads Member
    Georgia Tech has an excellent reporting engine and webpage for its stats on admissions, enrollment, and major movement. I posted the link in the Ga Tech forum. I think it was in the 2024 thread.
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  • chmcnmchmcnm 326 replies4 threads Member
    The GA Tech link is below.

    https://lite.gatech.edu/
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  • RichInPittRichInPitt 1619 replies25 threads Senior Member
    Nice. Purdue has similar, but you need to log in to get beyond college-level data.

    So 15.3% for CS vs. 20.5% for the entire university.
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  • racereerracereer 302 replies1 threads Member
    RichInPitt wrote: »
    So 15.3% for CS vs. 20.5% for the entire university.

    If you are talking OOS then it drops to 12.7% for CS.
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