What percentage of applicants are waitlisted at top schools?

<p>The title says it all. The schools I'm thinking of are: Andover, Exeter, MX, Concord, Deerfield, Taft, Kent, Groton, and Milton. Yes, I've changed which schools I want to apply to. But approximately how many applicants get waitlisted from these schools? And approximately how many people get off the waitlist for these schools? Thanks.</p>

<p>Probably no one here really knows - unless they are an admissions officer.</p>

<p>For this last year of apps, at top schools, WL was essentially the same as rejection. Very few if any kids cite getting in off the WL. So this number is not important...the only one that is, is the percent admitted and even then it's different for different candidates based on URM, female vs. male, 9th vs. 11th grade etc. Don't get hung up on % WL. Essentially that number is a no-go.</p>

<p>To modify what RBGG said slightly...my sense was that if students got off waitlists (and a few on CC did), it was before April 10, when admitted students needed to send in the deposit to their school of choice. I thought it was curious at the time, and still wonder why that was--perhaps yield rates?</p>

<p>Thanks everyone. I was just wondering just in case I get waitlisted some places. And I don't plan on staying on a waitlist after April 10th, it's too risky.</p>

<p>We declined a HADES school, but did get a letter saying there were two times when waitlist opens up - late spring when deposits are due, and August when tuition payments are due. Given the economy the latter is likely but then other factors come into play (what "holes" in the student mix occur because of it, what FA is available, etc.)</p>

<p>i got waitlisted at a couple of schools like NMH and it said in the waitlist letter that they hope room will open up for me and i called a couple of times and they told me they werent taking any students off there waitlist that need FA, so i duno why they even waitlisted me?</p>

<p>I think the WL is a) a soft way of letting someone down, validating they are qualified but they didn't have enough room for everyone and already had someone that had similar qualities/credentials strengths that somehow looked more appealing--i.e. from a state not identified before and b) a message that lesser qualified kids were selected, so in essence trying to avoid any law suits from more qualified candidates, the message is --sure we'd take you but we decided to pick other kids based on the fact we think they add something to the mix, like URM, legacy, etc. even though you may be more qualified.</p>