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apps up 20% this year

nngmmnngmm Registered User Posts: 5,708 Senior Member
edited March 2009 in Stanford University
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Replies to: apps up 20% this year

  • theredsmileyfacetheredsmileyface Registered User Posts: 303 Junior Member
    :D I'm pretty much okay with being one of the peeps rejected.

    I mean, I haven't gotten a letter or anything. But my chances are about 1:10000000 at this point so.... I won't be heartbroken when that notification finally comes. :P Congrats to everyone who gets in, you all totally deserve it with these odds. :) :) Luck to all!
  • tojitoji Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
    :) at least you should have received the acknowledgement letter from Stanford. That is cool :)
  • ysberaysbera Registered User Posts: 558 Member
    yay! Early apps went up by 18%, around 700 people were differed, so now basically 24000-25000

    Wow the admit rate is going to be very low...
  • nyccardnyccard - Posts: 249 Junior Member
    Depending on our yield, Stanford may have the lowest acceptance rate in the country. (It's anticipated to be 7.5%.) Ultimately, either we or Harvard should win the honors.
  • BlueHouseMomBlueHouseMom Registered User Posts: 90 Junior Member
    The highly selective music schools will likely have the lowest accept rates, but that said Stanford's accept rate is going to be scary.

    ^^ H is not the only one close to Stanford. Yale looks like 7.5% is a possibility, 1950/25925. Last year accept/this year apps. AND there are probably more schools in the single digits. Calling these schools selective is an understatement, it's crazy really.
  • Beef SupremeBeef Supreme - Posts: 213 Junior Member
    We got less than 1000 apps more than Harvard, I believe, so the admit rate differential will come down to two things--first, Stanford has dangerously overenrolled the past few years and cannot afford to do so again, so they will be very conservative in admitting applicants, perhaps undershooting their projected yield and utilizing, for the first time in a while, a waitlist; second, the actual yield--last year it hovered around 70%, Harvard's was around 80%... I think it would take an absolutely epic year in terms of applications (which we've seen already) and yield turn out (distinct possibility) to drop below Harvard's acceptance rate. Could happen.
  • ewhoewho Registered User Posts: 1,397 Senior Member
    Harvard drew more than 200 from the waitlist last year. That means their yield was 1400/2000, or 70% before drawing from the waitlist, which was about the same as Stanford's yield (without drawing from the waitlist).
  • nyccardnyccard - Posts: 249 Junior Member
    Actually, I am pretty sure that Stanford received more apps than Harvard this year.
  • Beef SupremeBeef Supreme - Posts: 213 Junior Member
    They did... it was 30,000 something us to 29,000 something them. Reread what I wrote.
  • nyccardnyccard - Posts: 249 Junior Member
    Oops! To be fair, your phrasing was kind of weird though :)
  • Beef SupremeBeef Supreme - Posts: 213 Junior Member
    This time I'll let it slide. This time.
  • nyccardnyccard - Posts: 249 Junior Member
    I don't have a "beef" with you!
  • Professor101Professor101 Registered User Posts: 640 Member
    I am not sure that this is a blessing or a curse. I actually think that it may bring the quality of the Class down - more applications, less time spent on each, more error-prone and as result, low Class quality. You have a school like Stanford which is HYPM caliber, but with lower SAT cores and of course you are going to attract more students because your pool is larger.
  • ewhoewho Registered User Posts: 1,397 Senior Member
    It should not make any difference in terms of quality for a crapshoot at the sub_bar of SAT, but it will make headlines for being the school most difficult to get in.
  • blueduckyblueducky Registered User Posts: 1,705 Senior Member
    lol "less than 1000 more than"

    i had to read that one twice. I didn't know Stanford and Harvard undergraduate student bodies were around the same size...

    Has Stanford ever had more applications than Harvard? Or is it just this year? Lucky us Californians...
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