DUKE admissions stats & estimated yield numbers - 2006

<p>DUKE admit & estimated yield stats for 2006:</p>

<p>(Note: the numbers released don't quite compute - either the number admitted was 100 less than stated, or the percentage admitted was slightly higher than claimed.)</p>

<p>SEE:<a href="http://www.dukenews.duke.edu/2006/03/admissions.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.dukenews.duke.edu/2006/03/admissions.html&lt;/a&gt;)&lt;/p>

<p>Total apps: 19,358</p>

<p>Total admitted: 3,778 (19.52%)</p>

<p>ED: 1,501 apps, 470 admits (31.5% admit rate)</p>

<p>RD: 17,787 apps, 3,308 admits (18.6% admit rate)</p>

<p>Overall yield projected: 44% (1,665 matriculants)</p>

<p>ED yield projected: 95% (450 matriculants)</p>

<p>RD yield projected: 36.7% 1,215 matriculants)</p>


<p>All of this is assuming no use of the waitlist</p>

<p>what is your point?</p>

<p>Byerly likes computing admit rates and so on (and is exactingly accurate). You should be flattered by his attention to Duke; he usually only bothers with the Ivies. ;)</p>

<p>That sucks: 36.7% yeild? Looks like there will be no room for the waitlistees :(.</p>

<p>Uh, 37% isn't that high, and about average for Duke</p>

<p>It turns out that a lot of kids this year have been applying to 15-20 schools on average. So I think lots of accepted applicants won't matriculate to many schools, resulting in lower yield rate. Otherwise, the waitlist won't be used.</p>

It turns out that a lot of kids this year have been applying to 15-20 schools on average.


Duke probably anticipated this in their estimate.</p>

<p>But generally the waitlist will be used somewhat, even if the class is full.</p>

<p>Just think of last year: we had a class that was not only full but actually too big. And yet I'm told we admitted a few students off the waitlist anyway.</p>

<p>I <em>hope</em> they admit a few off of the waitlist :).</p>

<p>According to 2006 USnews, they admitted 86 students off of the waitlist. It doesn't say how many were put on. However, I understand they put a lot of students on the waitlist.</p>

<p>Rumors - and that's all this is, is rumors - was that my freshman year (class entering 2002), there were over 2000 students placed on the waitlist.</p>

<p>Bluedevilmike, It sounds like the waitlist is essentially a nice rejection letter for nearly everyone. However, with the extreme increase in applications at the top schools, you've got to think the waitlist at some of the top schools will be used more than it has in the past.</p>

<p>Right. Again, assuming:</p>

<p>1.) That those rumors are correct</p>

<p>2.) That things have stayed the same over time.</p>