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For waitlisted people

IzzyJIzzyJ 3244 replies27 threads Senior Member
edited May 2008 in Mount Holyoke College
Hey, everybody.

I was waitlisted and looking at statistics of their wait list options. (http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showpost.php?p=872312&postcount=359 ) shows the stats from 1999-2004 and I added 2005's stats.

This makes me wonder if, given that zero waitlisted kids were admitted last year compared to 52, 33, 49, etc admitted women the years before, I/you/we have a chance at all this year. I don't know if they have a better idea of yield this year or it really is that
This year our applicant pool was the largest, most highly qualified, and most diverse group in the College’s history. Admission to Mount Holyoke has never been more competitive.

Looking at the numbers are depressing me...but I think I'm going to write Ms. Okay an email and ask her about the wait list option and when the door slams shut for waitlisted students...



Mount Holyoke College


Mount Holyoke College Posts the Common Data Set: http://www.mtholyoke.edu/offices/en...strch/cds.shtml

Fall 2005
Number of qualified applicants placed on waiting list 334
Number of accepting a place on the waiting list 188
Number of wait-listed students admitted 0
Total Class Size 504
0% of Class came from the wait list.

Fall 2004
Number of qualified applicants placed on waiting list 264
Number accepting a place on the waiting list 158
Number of wait-listed students admitted 52
Total Class Size 572
9.1 % of Class came from the wait list.
Link to Facts & Class Profile http://www.mtholyoke.edu/cic/about/facts.shtml

Fall 2003
Number of qualified applicants placed on waiting list 436
Number accepting a place on the waiting list 157
Number of wait-listed students admitted 33
Total Class Size 518
6.4 % of Class came from the wait list.
Link to a Class Profile http://www.mtholyoke.edu/adm/center/classprofile.shtml

Fall 2002
Number of qualified applicants placed on waiting list 458
Number accepting a place on the waiting list 278
Number of wait-listed students admitted 26
Total Class Size 582
4.5 % of Class came from the wait list.

Fall 2001
Number of qualified applicants placed on waiting list 336
Number accepting a place on the waiting list 187
Number of wait-listed students admitted 49
Total Class Size 506
9.7 % of Class came from the wait list.

Fall 2000
Number of qualified applicants placed on waiting list 288
Number accepting a place on the waiting list 174
Number of wait-listed students admitted 18
Total Class Size 538
3.3 % of Class came from the wait list.

Fall 1999
Number of qualified applicants placed on waiting list 208
Number accepting a place on the waiting list 144
Number of wait-listed students admitted 26
Total Class Size 563
4.6 % of Class came from the wait list.
edited May 2008
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  • Silent VoiceSilent Voice 44 replies3 threads Junior Member
    Two years ago, a friend of mine was able to get off the Mount Holyoke waitlist with some help from her counselor. :) (Of course, in the end she decided to go to another school...)
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  • redsextonredsexton 148 replies26 threads Junior Member
    I just saw this, thought it was interesting, and decided to bump!
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  • MamaBOMamaBO 43 replies5 threads Junior Member
    I read online that this year is the biggest in terms of applicants per school. And that the recession has pushed students to apply to more than the usual 6 to 8 schools, hoping to get better FA's. If true, won't this translate into bigger possibilities for the wait-listed?
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  • redsextonredsexton 148 replies26 threads Junior Member
    Freshman wait-listed students (students who met admission requirements but whose final admission was contingent on space availability)
    Do you have a policy of placing students on a waiting list? Yes
    If yes, please answer the questions below for fall 2006 admissions:
    Number of qualified applicants offered a placed on waiting list 346
    Number accepting a place on the waiting list 203
    Number of wait-listed students admitted 5
    Is your waiting list ranked? No
    If yes, do you release that information to students?
    Do you release that information to school counselors?
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