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2009 Berkeley Applications

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  • celsius_233celsius_233 252 replies29 threads Junior Member
    what do you mean no quarter?

    more applications = more competitive... less acceptance rate.

    if a school accepts 8000/40000 applications, their acceptance rate is 20%
    if a school accepts 8600/86000 applications, their acceptance rate is 10%

    that means its more competitive.

    also, yes, i believe a lot of competitive applicants, who could've gone to cornell, stanford, nyu, etc, would choose to go to berkeley instead.
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  • No QuarterNo Quarter 145 replies97 threads Junior Member
    My argument is that there are few CA residents that ONLY would've applied to competitive privates in the past, but the current economic situation has forced them to apply to UCs only, inflating the number of compettive applicants. So yes, artifically, the applications might get more competitive but definitley not the same way as an increase in good economic times would be.

    Yes, matriculation rates might increase, but a) would not matter given that the number of competitve berkeley applicants wouldn't neccesarily increase and b) would affect admissiosn differently than say if 20,000 more applicants applied and they represented the normal mold of berkeley applicants.
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  • bartlebybartleby 1162 replies60 threads Senior Member
    I like how everyone believes in an unexplained one-year increase in applications by 30,000+ based on a sports recruiter telling some guy on a web forum something.
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  • deshiskaterdeshiskater 46 replies3 threads Junior Member
    Legit! Oos ftw!
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  • SerafinaSerafina 511 replies13 threads Member
    That is insane, even if it is false or just a rumor. I wonder how the increased applications are going to affect the lower ranked UCs too..sheesh. This makes me really worried..
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  • TheBlackLanternTheBlackLantern 648 replies124 threads Member
    i really wouldnt doubt it. my friend and i both applied to dartmouth ed and got rejected. we were told by dartmouth that their ed applicant numbers went from about 11,500 to 16,000 this year.
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  • Papa ChickenPapa Chicken 2622 replies219 threads Senior Member
    TheBlackLantern....fyi, Dartmouth ED apps were 1,550 this year, a 9% growth from last year (by my calculation, making their number last year = 1,422):
    Dartmouth News - Dartmouth admits 401 students through early decision - 12/11/08
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  • BeatchickBeatchick 797 replies30 threads Member
    I read in the LA Times this weekend, and heard on the news that Arnold is trying to up the oos students to get extra $$$, meaning more acceptances to OOS if true. Guess we'll find out in a few months.
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  • iVinsheiVinshe 403 replies43 threads Member
    Am I the only one who finds the number 86,000 incredulous?

    Last year there were only 11,043 transfer applicants and 48,462 freshman applicants. 86,000 would represent a HUGE 44.5% increase in # of applicants. Now, if 86000 was the number of undergraduate AND graduate applicants...
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  • TheBlackLanternTheBlackLantern 648 replies124 threads Member
    oh what the........ guess my friend was wrong but i really wouldnt doubt the 86k
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  • Ren the SAT'erRen the SAT'er 2181 replies122 threads Senior Member
    omg o.o does this mean my berk dream ... is shattered? =S
    no good~! sheesh
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  • myBerkeleyAppmyBerkeleyApp College Rep 12 replies0 threads New Member
    The 86,000 figure is WAAAAY off. This year's undergrad application counts are not radically different from the last few years. I'm not authorized to release any statistics, but you can check this one off your worry list!
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  • Ren the SAT'erRen the SAT'er 2181 replies122 threads Senior Member
    ^ Thanks! =]
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  • bartlebybartleby 1162 replies60 threads Senior Member
    Called it...
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  • RaNeRaNe 386 replies100 threads Member
    Lawl.
    People, did you really think that the total number of applications received would go from 48,400 to 86,000+ in ONE year? Come on.
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  • bartlebybartleby 1162 replies60 threads Senior Member
    Then people wonder when I get annoyed with them thinking that all Berkeley students are smart. Uh, clearly, no, many are not.
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  • sofla951sofla951 272 replies19 threads Junior Member
    bartleby get over yourself although I would have had to read the official release to believe it 86,000 applications isn't completely impossible given CA has over 38 million ppl and the way the economy is right now. 86,000 apps if you would look at CA is only probably around 23% or less of the total graduating class this year and thats saying every app is an instate student, not including OOS. I thought it was very unlikely, but still possible.
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  • celsius_233celsius_233 252 replies29 threads Junior Member
    yeah bartleby, i doubt you were confident that you were right until mBA announced it. its all right in hindsight, but get over yourself man
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  • sunfishsunfish 417 replies26 threads Member
    It's likely way off. UC freshman applications are running about 3% higher than last year according to UC officials (I think the number is based on unique applicants). While mathematically it's possible for Cal applications to go up by 60%, it's highly improbable without a similar increase in the total UC applications.
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