Predicted Acceptance Rate Class of 2012

<p>Just for fun, what do you guys think will be the acceptance rate for the class of 2012?</p>

<p>I think probably about one percentage less than last year? I hope not!</p>

<p>I'm thinkin below 20%...maybe 19%</p>

<p>Arts was 17% last year, should be lower this year and test and gpa statistics even higher. The statutory schools will likely stay steady given the ongoing decline in New York's population, and may soon have their admissions percentages increase even as Arts and Engineering admissions rates drop.</p>

<p>Maybe around 18% overall. </p>

<p>ED is probably 33ish%.</p>

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<p>I disagree with redcrimblue's statement about the predicted acceptance rates for the statutory schools. Based on the information in the link above, the number of applicants to those schools has been increasing in the past few years and will probably be even higher this year. They will be competing for roughly the same number of spots, which would lead to a lower acceptance rate.</p>

<p>However, I do concur with the prediction that Cornell's overall acceptance rate will be lower than it was last year. I think that for RD, it will be between 15% and 19% and for ED, it will probably be around 32-34%. The number of high school students applying to 4 year institutions is supposed to peak either this year or next year, which is why I think the acceptance rates will be slightly lower.</p>

<p>what is "peak" supposed to mean? why wouldn't the numbers keep going up after this or next year?</p>

<p>apparently there were a lotttt of people born in 1990. which leads to an extreme number of high school seniors seeking admission into institutions of higher learning.</p>

<p>"what is "peak" supposed to mean? why wouldn't the numbers keep going up after this or next year?"</p>

<p>This is the echo boomer generation (In other words, we are the children of the baby boomers) and due to the large number of people that were born during the late 80s and early 90s, there are more people applying to college during this time period than in any other time in history. When I say "peak" I'm referring to the year with the most number of high school students applying to 4 year institutions. The numbers will not keep going up at this rate since the number of applicants will go down after the majority of the echo boomer generation enters college.</p>

<p>You might ask why the competition during the baby boomer generation was not as fierce as it is today (After all, their generation's population was much larger). This can be explained by 2 major factors. First, only ~40-50% of high school graduates during the baby boomer generation actually decided to pursue higher education while today, that percentage is around 60-70%. Second, during the late 70s and early 80s, applicants on average applied to 3-4 schools while today's typical applicant may apply to 7 schools or more, resulting in a larger applicant pool and lower acceptance rates.</p>

<p>This year may well be the most competitive year in history and the record low acceptance rates may not be surpassed for several decades. If you are in the graduating class of 2012 and are eventually accepted at a prestigious university, you will have thoroughly earned it.</p>

<p>egad... =/</p>

<p>I think RD will be 18~25 %, and ED around the same as before</p>

<p>I just hope for next year, ED rates go up, since I need to GET IN to Cornell :(</p>

<p>I think RD will be 21.6%, and hopefully ED will remain the same as it was last year...</p>

<p>...though I think ED might drop to 28.3% or so</p>

<p>good info Kentric. thank you.</p>

<p>Wow, those are very specific yousonofatree</p>

<p>HAH! I thought the same thing, but didn't have the spheres to say it.</p>

<p>yeah, i read somehwere that our year is the highest number of babies. and after our year, it should slowly start dropping little by little -__-</p>

<p>Where can you find the acceptance rate for each school for the most recent class?</p>

<p>I predict that RD will be 22-25% and ED will be in the forties.</p>

<p>no way. that's not even close.</p>

<p>As if there is any basis for judging which prediction is best.</p>

<p>For all we know it could be 50% ED and RD.</p>