Wouldn't it be funny

<p>if someone tallied up all the acceptances of CC users at various colleges and calculated a separate acceptance rate for people who come here? I bet it's a lot higher than the general rates! For example I bet the acceptance rate of CCers who applied to USC was well over 50%, rather than the regular 24%. Well just a thought I was having.</p>

<p>yea that would be cool...but then you have to take into account all of the people that stop posting if they didn't get into the schools of their choice...</p>

<p>using the stats profiles and excel it can be pretty quick and easy. For USC class of '11, 72 reported they were admitted, while only 7 said they were rejected (91% accepted). </p>

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<p>Some other quick comparisons, class of '11:
Harvard: 40 accepted, 21 waitlisted, 51 rejected (36%)
MIT: 31 accepted, 7 waitlisted, 38 rejected (41%)
Williams: 19 accepted, 15 waitlisted, 5 rejected (49%)
Georgetown: 30 accepted, 8 waitlisted, 14 rejected (58%)
UCB: 70 accepted, 20 rejected (78%)</p>

<p>of course these seem high even for CC. I suspect those accepted may be a bit quicker to update their profiles than those rejected</p>

<p>Yes, but rejected people are naturally less likely to report their result than are admitted students...</p>

<p>yes. and I said that.</p>

<p>but I don't knwo if it's all that inaccurate, since while updating other colleges, they'll likely take the extra two seconds to click on their status at the other universities</p>

<p>bahahahah dcforme thank you!! but i guess what you said is true. i probably wont be quick to post when i find out which colleges reject me. but really according to this thing i now have a likelier chance of getting into harvard than wesleyan hahaha!</p>

<p>And keep in mind that CC is NOT representative of the general population of college applicants (or their parents)....There's a much higher number of people who are applying to competitive schools (and have the SAT and grades to go with it)....self-selection; people who are most apt to get into top colleges or get merit awards migrate to CC more naturally than the "normal" student, IMO.</p>

<p>i think there should be an option in the profile to add every school you are applying to then post your admission decision. </p>

<p>i feel the ap stats creeping in me at this moment <em>shudders</em></p>

<p>it's definitely a correlation, but we all have to remember the difference between correlation and causation... not everyone who just goes on CC is going to have a better chance</p>

<p>janetlover, there is.</p>

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