Earlier this week, I posted about how to submit your application status. @CC_Sorin has been collecting reports of who got accepted according to comments in the Regular Decision thread. For example, he profiled U. Illinois Urbana-Champaign yesterday. So I decided to look at the data students submitted so far for UIUC.
A few notes:
- All of this data is self-reported. For test-optional schools, we don’t know if the student submitted their SAT or ACT scores or not.
- I only show an average if there are at least 5 data points.
- There’s no way to know if a result is for Early Decision, Early Action or Regular Decision. (
UIUC doesn’t have EA or ED, so this is a non-issue in this case.See below.)
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign||applied||44||3.72||4.36||1459||133|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign||accepted||34||3.91||4.54||1484|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign||rejected||14||3.81||4.28||1430|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign||considering||10||3.82||4.36||1506|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign||waitlisted||8||3.88||1500|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign||attending||2|
The “considering” status means the user favorited the school, but didn’t select an application status. “Applied” indicates the student applied, but hasn’t come back to update their status based on the school’s decision. So 34 of the 56 students who reported results were accepted. That’s 61% and closely matches the 60% acceptance rate reported by our data provider.
Generally the accepted students have better stats than those who were rejected or waitlisted. The one exception is that students accepted to the school had an average SAT score of 1484 compared to the 1500 average of those waitlisted. Don’t read too much into this, however, since the number of students is reporting results is quite small. Both are well above the average of 1410 reported by our data provider.
Of course our data would be better if more students reported their stats and results. As decisions come in, we’re going to promote adding admission status to help us get better data that I can share here on CC.