Perent of Deferred Gaining Acceptance, Please Add

<p>to this thread. I did a little research and found that Boston College ultimately admits about 20% of those deferred from its EA pool. University of Chicago says the figure is generally around 10%. Please add any schools you may have info on, if available the stats of those deferred who get accepted (individual cases or as a group), and whether you think an applicant has a better shot at acceptance as part of a deferred class rather than just being part of the first round RD pool. If you have numbers of waitlisted ultimately admitted please post as well.</p>

<p>At many colleges, it varies so much from year to year that historical averages have little utility. I remember a post by MITChris awhile ago with some historical data from MIT. IIRC, the number admitted from the wait list varied from zero to several hundred.</p>

<p>The percent of the deferred being admitted at most colleges is about the same as the percent admitted RD.</p>

<p>The truth at the highly selective colleges is that a deferral is a rejection for the vast majority. It's a bit disingenuous, but most schools prefer to let down easy in the early round and defer most they have no plans to ever admit.</p>

<p>Wait list and deferrals are two different things.</p>

<p>just anecdotally this year seems to be more conservative (i.e, more selective) as regards EA. Many very well qualified applicants are being deferred. I am sure that happens every year, and there is a general increase in EA applications to be sure.</p>

<p>waverly, I have wondered about the pro vs. con of EA application. On the one hand you are being reviewed against a generally stronger (more Type A, more legacy, nervous but w/very strong stats) pool as opposed to RD. On the other hand you end up getting a second look w/the RD pool. Not sure whether that means,"yeah we already looked at this and it did not cut it", or" Oh, yeah, I remember this application and it was really interesting just a little borderline" Even if not remembered, it may have a first review committee's notes on it that could type is as a potential admit..</p>

<p>I'm not going to do the math for this year, but from the MIT admissions statistics you can figure out pretty consistently what the average is for deferred students pretty easily. (Not waitlisted.) MIT never accepts more than 15% of its class early so I imagine the numbers haven't changed much. My son's year 25% of the students deferred in the early round were accepted regular decision. That was better percentage than the regular round - which would tend to confirm what many ad coms say that the students who apply early tend to be stronger students, not that it's easier to get in early. I don't think there's any down side to applying early, unless you submit a weaker application by not spending enough time on it.</p>

<p>Brown - about 60 or 70% are deferred (that's a lot), and their numbers for acceptance in RD are typically the same as everyone else. At least that's what I've been told.</p>

<p>Some schools only accept or defer during EA, (Villanova is one). I feel that it is a disservice to kids who obviously are in the reject pile and gives them false hope.</p>