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Are there fewer students admitted to grad school because there's fewer students applying?

lknownothinglknownothing Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
I don't know much about grad school but at almost all universities I have looked at there's fewer students attending the grad school than undergrad. Is this because there are fewer places in grad school which makes it more limited and harder to get into? Is it because there are fewer students applying? If we take a university like ASU for example, how many students are admitted to the undergrad computer science program each year and how many are admitted to the master's program in computer science?

Replies to: Are there fewer students admitted to grad school because there's fewer students applying?

  • boneh3adboneh3ad Forum Champion Engineering Posts: 7,524 Forum Champion
    Graduate programs require a lot more time and effort and money on the part of the faculty per student than undergraduate programs do, so there simply isn't as much room for graduate students in a program of a given size. Of course, there are also a lot fewer applicants so it works out.
  • juilletjuillet Super Moderator Posts: 12,710 Super Moderator
    In addition to what boneh3ad already said many (most?) graduate programs don't release acceptance data (either number of applicants or their acceptance rate).
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