Interesting Stats

<p>Just looked at the Official Yale Class of 2016 SCEA Restults Thread and checked out the stats of students Deferred/Accepted/Rejected and found that:
No. of Deferreds (w/hooks) = 44
No. of Deferreds (w/o hooks) = 0
No. of Accepted (w/hooks) = 24
No. of Accepted (w/o hooks) = 0
No of Rejected (w/hooks) = 5
No. of Rejected (w/o hooks) = 1
International student Deferred = 1</p>

<p>I applied RD and my stats and comparable to those who posted on the thread but I have no hook. Does this mean I'm toast?</p>

<p>No... CC forums are not representative of the entire applicant pool, so I wouldn't make any judgements based solely on that. Also, what difference would it make if you thought one way or the other, it will not affect the decision they make. Just be optimistic and hope for the best. Good luck.</p>

<p>Don't your numbers indicate that only one unhooked applicant applied? If so, that is way too small of a sample size to make any judgements.</p>

<p>define "hook" in your terms.</p>

<p>What are you calling a hook??</p>

<p>I just looked at the first page of results, there were 6 applicants, none hooked.</p>

<p>x-posted w/snipersas</p>

<p>My bad! and my apologies! I read the definition of "hooks" as being part of the student's stats. I feel bad that I started this thread but glad that I have as good a chance as others.</p>

<p>Sorry!</p>

<p>given your data, the total number of applicants who said they'd have no hook equals 1.
that this one applicant was rejected doesn't tell us a lot... statistically...</p>

<p>but the thing that really interests me here is what people think may be a 'hook'...
any ideas? ;)</p>

<p>This is what I get:</p>

<p>Taking as hooks only legacy, URM and first generation (as that's what the question in the SCEA results thread refers to and no-one reported being a recruited athlete) and only those who reported that data:</p>

<p>Total number of acceptances: 26
Number of acceptances with a hook: 8 (3 legacies, 1 URM, 3 first generation, 1 URM + first gen) (31% of total accepted)
Number of acceptances without a hook: 18 (69% of total accepted)</p>

<p>Total number of deferrals: 47
Number of deferrals with a hook: 9 (3 legacies, 3 URM, 2 first generation, 1 URM + first gen) (19% of total deferrals)
Number of deferrals without a hook: 38 (81% of total deferrals)</p>

<p>Total number of rejections: 6
Number of rejections with a hook: 3 (1 URM, 2 first generation) (50% of total rejections)
Number of rejections without a hook: 3 (50% of total rejections)</p>

<p>To put it another way:
Total number of applicants with a hook: 20
Number of applicants with a hook accepted: 8 (40% of total applicants with a hook)
Number of applicants with a hook deferred: 9 (45% of total applicants with a hook)
Number of applicants with a hook rejected: 3 (15% of total applicants with a hook)</p>

<p>Total number of applicants without a hook: 59
Number of applicants without a hook accepted: 18 (31% of total applicants without a hook)
Number of applicants without a hook deferred: 38 (64% of total applicants without a hook)
Number of applicants without a hook rejected: 3 (5% of total applicants without a hook)</p>

<p>There were 6 applicants who are legacies: 3 were accepted and 3 were deferred
There were 7 applicants who are URMs, including 2 who are also first generation: 2 were accepted, 4 were deferred and 1 was rejected
There were 9 applicants who are first generation, including 2 who are also URMs: 4 were accepted, 3 were deferred and 2 were rejected</p>

<p>It's somewhat interesting to see that stats, but really very little can be read into them - It's a tiny, very self-selecting population who have provided data.</p>