Several years ago, when our S did this, he applied to 12 schools, which was on the high side. Then, a few days ago, I read a post where a student said they applied to 50 schools. Another listed out all 37.
Quote from a thread yesterday
We are in a new world, where next year, our GC anticipates the amount of students applying to 20+ schools more than quadrupling.
Then you have this.
Even though students are applying to twice or even more times the schools they did just a few years ago, the basic math of this hasn’t changed from 2018 to 2022. There are still about the same number of students competing for about the same number of slots.
You have the common app, test-optional, schools with no supplemental essays, a whole industry that will help you prepare, a lot of kids have the ability to apply to a lot more schools, and why shouldn’t they and will they have to, to be able to compete? It’s not right; it’s not fair that say the kid who applied to 50 schools gets into 25. Theoretically, that’s 24 places that someone else who wanted that school doesn’t get.
A quick look at Auburn rounding off stats:
2017 - 18000k Applied about 15k Accepted, 4800 Enrolled, 84% Acceptance Rate Yield 32%
2021 27,500 Applied 19,500 Accepted, 5300 Enrolled, 71 Acceptance Rate, Yield 27%
2022 40k apply - Talk about the new math.
I know the southern schools are more popular now, but Pitt reported 70% in apps. Thoughts, opinions, concerns?