Ed1 Vs. Ed2

<p>Is there any difference in terms of admission rates? What exactly is the difference beside the deadlines?</p>


<p>anyone? someone? :[</p>

<p>Those numbers aren't publicized. As far as I know, there is no difference.</p>

<p>Apparently there's a huge edge when you apply ED to Wesleyan...when I visited, the admissions dude said something along the lines of...</p>

<p>"It's true. ED DOES give you an edge. The admit rate for RD is like 28% at Wesleyan while the ED admit rate is like 50%. So if anyone tells you that ED doesn't give you an edge, they're lying to you. Because it does."</p>

<p>Right-- but that doesn't vary between ED1 and ED2, as far as I know. Both tell Wes that you're definitely coming, so that's a big boost in your chances.</p>

<p>More like 43% admit rate for ED (not distinguishing between ED1 and ED2).</p>

<p>Wesleyan is hardly alone in this.</p>

<p>E.g. Williams (40%ED; 18% overall)
Swarthmore (36.5%ED; 18.5% overall); last year and for several before that, SWAT was at 50% ED, but it was very popular this year so ED rate went down, as did overall rate. Etc. Etc.</p>

<p>hmm yeah, ED definitely gives you a boost but I'm still trying to figure out whether there's a difference between ED1 and ED2 in terms of admissions rates.</p>

<p>It's very difficult to tell... they haven't released that data.</p>

<p>My guess is that they're fairly similar. The benefit of ED to the college is that they know you're a benefit to their yield; they know there's an ALMOST 100% chance you'll attend their university. Therefore, it doesn't matter whether it's ED1 or ED2; it's still binding, and thus you have a better shot than the same applicant applying RD.</p>

<p>The quality of the average applicant might be lower in ED2 (and thus there could be a lower admissions rate) because these students, on average, were lazier about the admissions process and slower to get their act together; then again, the quality could be higher because these were students who were trying to get into Columbia or Brown during the first ED cycle. Either way, these are stereotypes and guesses, and it probably pretty much balances out.</p>