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Recession Slices into Admit Yield
Fewer students admitted to Pea will enroll this year.
The 2009 admissions yield dropped by 5 percent compared to last year, according to Director of Admissions Michael Gary and Admissions Operations Manager Lisa Jennings, with "financial difficulty being one of the top reasons for declining PEA's offer of admission," Jennings said.
Last year's enrollment rate was 69 percent.
"If we had offered financial aid to more applicants, the yield might have been higher," Gary said.
He cited competition as the second biggest reason why some admits declined Exeter's offer. "Many of four admitted applicants have also been accepted to several other baording schools and they chose other boarding schools over exeter." Gary said.
Ricky Hong, who lives in Seoul, South Korea, was accepted to both PEA and Phillips Academy Andover, but after giving a lot of thought to his decision, decided to attend Andover. "For me, it was not a matter of which school is better, but which school I felt more suited to," Hong said.
"From the tours I took last year, I got the feeling, even though it was a vague impression, that Andover has a more liberal atmosphere and I thought that it suited my personality better."
On the other hand, students who decided to enroll at PEA also had their own reasons for their decision.
Renee Wang of Saratoga, California, will enroll as a prep in September. "I attended Exeter Summer School this past summer and this experience had made me decide to come to Exeter," Wang said.
Stephanie Hull of Franklin, New Jersey, comes to Exeter as a new upper next year. "I decided to enroll at Exeter because of the warm atmosphere," Hull said. "When I toured at Exeter, I felt welcomed and was made comfortable by the smiles of the students and teachers."
Jun-Hyuk Yang, an international student from Seoul, South Korea, who will be coming as a prep, said the the rigorous academics and Harkness table were main attractions for him. "I think that it's a revolutionary idea that the students can learn from each other, rather than from one-sided lectures from teachers," he said.
This admissions season, 1,622 students applied, 312 were admitted and 192 enrolled for the class of 2012. Out of 507 students who applied for class of 2012, 98 were admitted and 43 enrolled. For the class of 2011, 307 applied, 61 were admitted and 43 enrolled. For the class of 2010 ,200 applied, 51 were admitted and 29 enrolled.
The admissions Office ranks applicants A1 through A4, A1 being the highest ranking. Altogether, 145 A1 applicants and 154 A2 applicants enrolled. No A3 applicants were admitted.
The gender proportion for the class of 2013 is 50.8 percent female and 49.2 percent male and ethnicity proportion is 47.6 percent Caucasian, 28.7 percent Asian, 16.1 percen students of color and 7.6 percent unkown. International students make up 17 percent of this new class.
The Admissions Office plans to take about 20 applicants from the waitlist, according to Jennings. Some 238 applicants have currently confirmed their spots on the waitlist. The families of accepted students notified the Academy of their enrollment decision by last Friday, sending along a deposit check.