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does not applying for financial aid help at all?

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  • fbsdreamsfbsdreams Registered User Posts: 357 Member
    @1NJParent I’m still waiting for the factual data on your initial post which was completely outside of the OP thread, but seemed to be rather personal.

    “There're dozens of colleges that claim to be "need-blind" as there're dozens of colleges that claim to not take into account of "demonstrated interest". In reality, however, only a handful are truly need-blind (and/or truly indifferent to demonstrated interest). That handful also happen to be the most elite and UChicago is not one of them.”

    The facts to the contrary of your statement are well disputed throughout - one such thread - https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/university-chicago/1956361-university-of-chicago-the-meteoric-rise-p1.html

    Again, well outside of the original OP thread, but SCEA is much more restrictive to the applicant than UChicago’s generous ED/EA/EDII/RA schemes. The benefits of each communicated and disputed on CC as well.
  • fbsdreamsfbsdreams Registered User Posts: 357 Member
    edited January 10
    @84stag We were always under the impression that it does not impact decisions, but there could always be a lever/threshold for aid.

    Based on the recent student survey it does seem to trend towards offering less aid. However, the higher the standardized testing scores, the higher the income statistically.
  • JBStillFlyingJBStillFlying Registered User Posts: 4,756 Senior Member
    ^^ I wonder if the NMF kids who received UChicago-sponsored merit aid count as part of that 39% in the Maroon survey? Anecdotally, there seem to be a number of NMF kids in the Class of 2021 who were both admitted ED and given need-based fin. aid. in addition to their NM scholarship. Anyone have an idea on how that compares to other top schools? It certainly does suggest that perhaps UChicago admissions puts other factors ahead of ability to pay.
  • FStratfordFStratford Registered User Posts: 407 Member
    edited January 10
    "If UChicago had only one early program, whether EA or ED, its ranking would drop."

    That is the biggest misrepresentation I have ever read. UChicago went to #3 with only EA, not EA+ED. Get your facts straight. The EA+ED regime has not raised UChicago's ranking at all - primarily because it is so new, it has not had an impact yet.
  • f77a9b82f77a9b82 Registered User Posts: 60 Junior Member
    Newly admitted student here. I see there was some debate about this year's admission stats. Supposedly last year the dean spoke about the # of applicants and the % accepted. Here are the upcoming receptions for admitted students. First one is only 10 days away:

    Chicago, IL Thursday, February 8 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Register»
    Glendale, CA Sunday, February 4 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Register»
    Kenilworth, IL Thursday, January 25 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Register»
    McLean, VA Sunday, February 4 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Register»
    Miami, FL Saturday, January 27 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Register»
    New York, NY Saturday, February 3 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Register»
    San Francisco Sunday, January 28 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Register»
    Tarrytown, NY Sunday, February 4 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. Register»
    Wellesley Hills, MA Saturday, January 20 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Register»

    I hope to attend one of the events above. Will post if I hear anything.
  • JBStillFlyingJBStillFlying Registered User Posts: 4,756 Senior Member
    That NY one will have good info and should be well attended. Last year's was a really nice event, according to those who were there. At several (all?) of these in or around early Feb. last year they shared the number of total early applications, the % of acceptances and what proportion was ED. They didn't break apps into ED vs. EA and it would be too optimistic to expect them to give out that information this year because then - voila! - ED and EA accept rates! Going under the theory that it's still easier to get in ED, it'll be really interesting to know how many EA's they accepted this year. Last year it was 400.
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