Links to the Common Data Sets Posted by Colleges

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<p>I really appreciate richs73cas gathering these links and sharing them with participants here. The thread has grown and been updating with the help of many other CC participants. As I post this edit, you can jump to the 2014 revision of the list, spread over multiple posts in alphabetical order,
<a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-search-selection/76444-links-to-the-common-data-sets-posted-by-colleges-p34.html"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-search-selection/76444-links-to-the-common-data-sets-posted-by-colleges-p34.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Keep up the good work.</p>

<p>Great list.</p>

<p>richs73cas,</p>

<p>I've already added your post to my list of Favorites...great post and thanks.</p>

<p>this is the closest thing I could find to Harvards dataset
By standard measures of academic talent, including test scores and academic performance in school, this year's applicant pool (and admitted group) remained quite similar to last year's impressive Class of 2008. For example, once again 56 percent of the candidates scored 1400 or higher on SATs; almost 2,150 scored a perfect 800 on their SAT verbal test; more than 3,200 scored an 800 on the SAT math; and nearly 3,200 were valedictorians of their high school classes.</p>

<p>Amazing, and they still rank 26th (out of 31 schools) in student satisfaction with academic quality.
<a href="http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/2005/03/29/student_life_at_harvard_lags_peer_schools_poll_finds/%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/2005/03/29/student_life_at_harvard_lags_peer_schools_poll_finds/&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Excellent post. Thanks.</p>

<p>bookmark...</p>

<p>where is gtown</p>

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For example, once again 56 percent of the candidates scored 1400 or higher on SATs; almost 2,150 scored a perfect 800 on their SAT verbal test; more than 3,200 scored an 800 on the SAT math; and nearly 3,200 were valedictorians of their high school classes.

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<p>Actually, this data just shows how little self-selection there is in the Harvard applicant pool. </p>

<p>Based on this data, almost half of the people who apply have SATs below Harvard's 25th percentile. Why bother? Did they research the school at all?</p>

<p>And 85% of Harvard's applicants were not valedictorians of their high school? What are they thinking? Yeah, I'm 25th in my class and I was editor of the yearbook, so I'm applying to Harvard?</p>

<p>Maybe I'm nuts. But it seems like common sense that, if you don't have a very strong class rank and 1400+ SATs, you probably aren't going to get accepted to Harvard. Who is advising these kids?</p>

<p>So what we really have is half the apps going straight from the envelop to the recyling bin and an acceptance rate in the high teens from the stack of "real" applications.</p>

<p>I love the Vals stat the most.....a low quality Val but they think they count for the big time. I hear about and read this all the time. It reminds me of the PSAT National Merit stuff.</p>

<p>where is gtown ahhhh</p>

<p>Yeah, there was the 1560 SAT valedictorian from New York a few years ago who applied to every Ivy with an essay that said please disregard my essay, I'm not that good of a writer, just review the rest of my application...from what Brown told me, he's going to a state school now. To this date, Brown still retells that story at their information sessions.</p>

<p>With 32,000 vales in the country, why does everyone think they're going to get into an Ivy, or have a shot at Harvard no less?</p>

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<p>I'm looking for Georgetowns and Dukes along with these</p>

<p>Thank you! This is very helpful.</p>

<p>thethoughtprocess</p>

<p>Georgetown and Duke don't seem to have their Common Data Sets Posted
Here's Links to their Institutional Research Web Pages:
Georgetown: <a href="http://www.georgetown.edu/opir/%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.georgetown.edu/opir/&lt;/a>
Duke: <a href="http://www.provost.duke.edu/units/factbook.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.provost.duke.edu/units/factbook.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Maybe if you contact them they would e-mail it to you.
Good Luck</p>

<p>Another option: spend the $15 to buy the premium edition of the US News & World Reports. Their individual school profiles provides the most important admissions details from the common data sets for all schools in the US.</p>

<p>A few of the links in the original Post have broken, here are the new links:</p>

<p>Emory University <a href="http://www.emory.edu/PROVOST/IPR/ir_factbook.htm%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.emory.edu/PROVOST/IPR/ir_factbook.htm&lt;/a>
Fairfield University <a href="http://www.fairfield.edu/x1137.xml%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.fairfield.edu/x1137.xml&lt;/a>
University of Michigan <a href="http://sitemaker.umich.edu/obpinfo/common_data_set%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://sitemaker.umich.edu/obpinfo/common_data_set&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>The stats for the class of 2009 are the closest thing I could find for Duke: <a href="http://www.admissions.duke.edu/jump/applying/who_2009profile.asp%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.admissions.duke.edu/jump/applying/who_2009profile.asp&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>brown Univ link is actualy the Boston univ link.. messed up there</p>