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Deferrals in ED vs ID

Shina LarisShina Laris Registered User Posts: 177 Junior Member
edited May 2006 in Rice University

I've been trying to find statistical facts about the number of deferrals in the ED and ID rounds, but so far I've come up empty-handed. Percentage-wise, it seems that ED and ID accept the same number of percent of students from the application pool, but I'm wondering that, out of those who are not accepted from either of the round, are the majority rejected or deferred? Or do these statistics differ in both rounds?

I'm under the impression that of those who aren't accepted ED, most are rejected, and of those who aren't accepted ID, most are deferred to RD round. Is this true? Or is it just a figment of my imagination that I've taken as fact?

Rice is my absolute first choice, and I really want to go there. I have planned to apply ED this upcoming year for a while now, but if the above is true (which I'm not sure if it is), then would it be better if I apply ID? I know some people dislike deferrals because it prolongs the bad news, stressing the students out further. However, I'd like to have as much chance as I could.

Thank you!
Post edited by Shina Laris on

Replies to: Deferrals in ED vs ID

  • misterme2009misterme2009 Registered User Posts: 889 Member
    I think you are just as likely to get a defferal in ID or ED. As long as Rice is your first choice, apply ED.
  • jakpotjakpot Registered User Posts: 137 Junior Member
    ED is going to improve Rice's yield rate, so they, in turn (though not officially), give more consideration to your application (a boost).

    If you think you could get in (which is never predictable), then it's best to get in ID because Rice'll have to make your financial aid package competitive.
  • treekidtreekid Registered User Posts: 84 Junior Member
    i always wondered about that... the scholarships... would they bother giving scholarships to ED people? they don't need to attract them any more...
  • AntariusAntarius Registered User Posts: 4,614 Senior Member
    well, u can get Need aid tho... scholarships - doubt it
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