I have applied to multiple schools, though I did want to ask about something. Two of the schools I applied to (Florida State University and Penn State University) seem to have gone in complete opposite directions.
FSU rejected me, and explained that 62,000 applied for 6,200 seats (this isn’t exact as I don’t have the letter in front of me). This means that the average acceptance rate dropped to around 10%.
Penn State on the other hand accepted me, but I have heard that their acceptance rate increased by upwards of 20%. This becomes more peculiar when you notice that FSU is test mandated and PSU is optional.
So my questions are these:
- Why is PSU increasing their acceptance rate when everywhere else seems to be plummeting?
- How will that increased acceptance rate effect PSU’s national ranking of around 60?
- What should I expect from other schools? Are moderates now reaches like FSU was?
Thank you for your guidance,
- a terrified college applicant