These are my top choices...what is the easiest to get into ED

<p>Ok guys, these are my top choices for college. I plan of doing premed (so, in most cases, I would be going into the main college/arts and sciences)...I have what I feel to be a good mix of EC's, good grades, and decent standardized test scores. With that being said...I will be applying ED to one of these schools:</p>

Boston College
Notre Dame</p>

<p>Please rank them from 1-7 easiest to hardest or whatever</p>

<p>I can't speak for the others, but I think you'd have a good shot at UPenn, which takes up to 49% of its applicants ED</p>

<p>Hey ...ehz, thanks for answering my question! I'm just wondering where you got that stat from...Penn says otherwise.</p>

<p>University</a> of Pennsylvania | Admissions Facts and Statistics</p>

<p>^ He wasn't referring to acceptance rate, so that Web site does not contradict it. It is also not an official Penn Web site.</p>

<p>You should not pick based on selectivity. ED is for your number one school.</p>


<p>Yep. I just went to a Penn info session today. The info session lady (girl?) said that throughout Penn's four undergrad colleges, 36-49% of its students are accepted ED. And that's throughout (that means, assuming the four colleges are equal sized (which they are not), they might accept ALL of wharton, and ALMOST all of arts and sciences, but NONE of the other two and still maintain a 49% fill rate for ED).</p>

<p>oh ok you mean that 49% of the students at Penn are ED students. I thought you were saying that the ED acceptance rate at UPenn is 49%.</p>

<p>why don't you go google the admissions statistics or poke around the forums which are 2 clicks away instead of expecting people to do the legwork and research for you?</p>

<p>That ED is only for your number 1 school is just silly. Top college counselors at top schools across the Country often counsel students to use ED strategically. At many private schools with excellent placement, the vast majority apply somewhere early based on an analysis like you're doing.</p>

<p>Absolutely nothing wrong with approaching it this way. Just be sure you'll be happy at any of the schools.</p>

<p>When you get past the ivies, Stanford, etc., ED becomes a bigger tip. BC would be my opinion on the way to go with this list.</p>

<p>^ I disagree. I agree with the common claim that ED is just for one's number one school. I have heard from too many regretful people who used ED for a school that they weren't too excited about (but still wouldn't mind attending) because they were advised to by their counselors.</p>

<p>And also, Boston College doesn't even have ED; they have Early Action.</p>

<p>Having been a college counselor for 20 years and also having had 3 of my own kids apply ED, what I'd say is that you do have to go into it with maturity and acceptance of your choice. That said I know hundreds of kids who have happily done so. </p>

<p>The whole concept of one dream school is a bit scary IMO. Many kids/families do the analysis and decide based on strategy. I see this happening more and more as ever larger numbers of colleges are accepting under 20% and kids who are in competitive pools need every bit of help they can get.</p>

<p>Boston College would be the "easiest" of the colleges on your list for acceptance. You would apply EA there, not ED, as silverturtle points out.</p>

<p>Well, Redroses, then you can advise people one way, and I'll advise people another way. :)</p>

<p>Might look at Holy Cross-great pre-med program and new $70 million science building. HC has very strong medical alumni network including Nobel Prize winner in medicine. HC is similar to ND and offers need based financial aid(same as Ivies and Duke).</p>