Of those who applied, it’s the top 40-50 kids each year, of which 5-10 will be the top international students. The website specifically says: “Qualifying applicants typically have SATs higher than 1450 (Evidence Based Reading and Math) or ACTs higher than 32 (Composite) and GPAs higher than 3.6”
Note that they say “higher than” for everything–not necessarily that someone with a 33 and an UW 3.7 will have the slightest chance at being invited. It just depends on the stats of all who applied before November 1st, and just like everywhere else, “perfect” scores are becoming more and more common.
We were actually glad that our daughter didn’t get the invite because she had already made her choice and sent in a deposit somewhere else last week and Rollins was #3 on her list. The chance to compete for a bigger scholarship than the $30k/year would have just muddied the water.