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Admit rates

jacobson123jacobson123 Registered User Posts: 163 Junior Member
so since they waived the fees this year will the application rates go up significantly? So wont the admit rate drop alot?

Replies to: Admit rates

  • bradybestbradybest Registered User Posts: 328 Member
    Just wait a few more weeks and find out if you get in or not? Really, what can you do at this point?
  • FuzzyPeaches22FuzzyPeaches22 Registered User Posts: 356 Member
    edited February 2015
    @bradybest‌ Uhh. If you're not going to answer the question, you might as well not post some snarky response. Applicants are nervous and anxious, it's totally normal to wonder about these things.

    Anyways, to answer OP's question, the overall admit rate is around 8-9%. The early action decision rate is around 10-11%, and regular decision rate is around 4%.

    The "no barriers" program and the drop of the application fee will probably drive the applicant pool numbers higher, hence lowering the admit rate. Not significantly though, in my opinion.
  • xiggixiggi Registered User Posts: 25,441 Senior Member
    Anyways, to answer OP's question, the overall admit rate is around 8-9%. The early action decision rate is around 10-11%, and regular decision rate is around 4%.

    For Chicago to have a 4% RD admit rate, it would have to admit a LOT more EA and a lot fewer in the RD round. The combination of a 10-11 percent EA rate and a 9 percent overall rate yields an RD rate in the 7 percent range. Unless you double count the deferred students!
  • kaarboerkaarboer Registered User Posts: 315 Member
    @xiggi The rate hasn't been 9% for a couple years. Here's the math, using ballpark estimations:

    Ideal Class Size: 1350
    Assumed yield rate: 60%
    Admitted students: 2250
    Applications: 30000
    Acceptance rate: 7.5%

    This is probably slightly high, considering I'm lowballing both apps and probable yield.

    And early:

    10000 apps
    10.5% acceptance rate
    1050 admitted EA
    1200 admitted RD
    6% RD acceptance rate.
  • jacobson123jacobson123 Registered User Posts: 163 Junior Member
    last yr they admitted 3400 kids total
  • jacobson123jacobson123 Registered User Posts: 163 Junior Member
    for a class of 1450, ur numbers are a bit off
  • kaarboerkaarboer Registered User Posts: 315 Member
    edited February 2015
    @jacobson123‌

    Alright, lets run them again (though I'm pretty sure they over-enrolled to get that 1450 due to the 5% jump in yield)

    Ideal Class Size: 1450
    Assumed Yield Rate: 60%
    Admitted Students: 2416
    Applications: 30000
    Acceptance Rate: 8.05%

    Pretty much any increase in yield plus the few hundred apps I cut off in this calculation means that the acceptance rate will still be below 8%.

    Edit: Also, the 3400 number is just wrong. The acceptance rate was 8.3% last year, and with less than 30k apps, that doesn't add up (or divide up in this case).
  • bradybestbradybest Registered User Posts: 328 Member
    I'm guessing that UChicago will admit just below 7.5% so that the admit rate rounds to 7% for press and media purposes.
  • jacobson123jacobson123 Registered User Posts: 163 Junior Member
  • scrippieangelscrippieangel Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    Jacobson123: You likely didn't note that the admit number you linked was for class of 2017; so two years ago. Last year's admit number was closer to that quoted by kaarboer. All the college admission sites are a year behind and many as much as two years. Very misleading for applicants.
  • theluckystartheluckystar Registered User Posts: 248 Junior Member
    The total admitted number was 2,310 last year for the Class of 2018. This link would be self-explanatory.

    http://chicagomaroon.com/2014/04/04/admissions-rate-reaches-new-low-despite-drop-in-applications/
  • xiggixiggi Registered User Posts: 25,441 Senior Member
    edited February 2015
    @xiggi The rate hasn't been 9% for a couple years. Here's the math, using ballpark estimations:

    Well, isn't it bad we still have to rely on ballpark figures for the Class of 2018? It does indeed appear that the released number in April show a below 9 percent admit rate, but does not account for WL or summer melt. Feel free to speculate about what those numbers might be. It remains that a statement such as "The combination of a 10-11 percent EA rate and a 9 percent overall rate yields an RD rate in the 7 percent range" is true. Change the overall rate to 8.XX percent, and the result is not that different!

    Released figures for the Class of 2017 are quoted above and that number rounds up to ... 9 percent. The Class of 2017 falls within that "couple of years" afaik!

    Regardless of the above, it remains that the RD rate was not 4 percent for the last ... couple of years. And that was my point, semantics set aside.
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