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Notre Dame REA Class of 2024

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  • ashclark18ashclark18 2 replies0 threads New Member
    Hi everyone! I applied as a polisci major for next year.
    Does anyone have any idea how intently they look at legacy status? I'm applying with an ACT score just below the average so would my legacy status possibly balance that out? I would be fourth generation to the school.
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  • stellanova13stellanova13 2 replies0 threads New Member
    oooooo yes they will love that. long as your other stats are solid you're golden
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  • emptynester920emptynester920 8 replies0 threads New Member
    I hope Friday he 13th turns out to be good luck! UGH!
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  • mtnsun13mtnsun13 48 replies0 threads Junior Member
    I think it is incredibly responsive and thoughtful for ND to post the REA announcement date this year on the admissions web page. It seems that in previous years guessing the date was somewhat stressful. I also love that it will be on a Friday! This will give time to process and will not interfere with studying. Although it makes for a very quiet REA thread!

    Best of luck to everyone!
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  • droppinknowledgedroppinknowledge 55 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Chances???
    REA OOS
    GPA 3.82/4
    SAT - 1480
    Eagle Scout
    Varsity Rowing
    Aerospace Engineering
    Mostly Honors/AP courses
    AP Calc, AP Physics, etc
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  • hpcsahpcsa 631 replies30 threads Member
    @droppinknowledge In- vs. Out-of-State is not a consideration for Notre Dame and other selective private universities with national footprint. Best of luck and success tomorrow!
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  • mtnsun13mtnsun13 48 replies0 threads Junior Member
    It is SO hard to chance! I would not want to chance anyone. My DS just had a friend get rejected from his dream school (not ND) with perfect grades & scores, lots of AP's, great activities, leadership, etc. I guess it was not meant to be.

    There is however a ND eagle scout thread that you might find interesting - https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/profile/college937

    Has anyone heard what the REA application numbers are looking like this year? (unofficially of course) I imagine they will continue on their upward trend, but I am just curious.

    It won't be long now!

    Sincere best wishes!
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  • hpcsahpcsa 631 replies30 threads Member
    edited December 2019
    @mtnsun13 Notre Dame seeks to enhance the Regular Decision Admission Program, as already has happened during last year's admission cycle. Don Bishop said at the time in an Observer article: “Lower-income households, first-generation households don’t apply as early and want more time to decide and spend more time applying …". Bob Mundy, Director of Notre Dame Undergraduate Admissions at the time then added: “If colleges are truly to become instruments of positive social change, then it’s the responsibility of all colleges and universities to seek students who might come from backgrounds that are more economically challenged — so students of lower socioeconomic situations.”

    So while REA application numbers presumably will continue to increase this cycle, including from legacy and other high achieving high school applicants, the number of available early admission slots will either remain stable or, more likely, will go down in absolute numbers, resulting in an expected lower REA admission rate percentage this cycle.
    edited December 2019
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  • hpcsahpcsa 631 replies30 threads Member
    PS: same early admission trend in absolute numbers is occuring at, for example, Harvard and other selective private universities:

    "Of the 6,424 students who applied early to the 2024 class, 895 were admitted. The numbers were 935 and 964 for the previous two years, respectively."
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  • WillowMomWillowMom 33 replies5 threads Junior Member
    edited December 2019
    "Of the 6,424 students who applied early to the 2024 class, 895 were admitted. The numbers were 935 and 964 for the previous two years, respectively."[/quote]

    However, the percentage of students accepted at that school was actually higher this year (up to 13.9 from 13.4). I haven’t read any statistics on the class of 2024, but that suggests the size of the applicant pool for all schools may be decreasing?
    edited December 2019
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  • hpcsahpcsa 631 replies30 threads Member
    These numbers are for Harvard and therefore should better be clarified on a Harvard specific sub-thread. Anyways, the above post was meant as ND REA specific. Best of luck to all tonight!
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  • mtnsun13mtnsun13 48 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Yes this all makes sense. Applying early probably used to be more of an advantage a few years ago for your typical high achieving student than it is now. I would imagine this would be the case at many top schools not just ND. However, I agree that ND REA apps will continue to increase for many reasons - outreach, ND REA is non-binding, number of apps per student increasing, number of applicants increasing, as well as the continued prestige, recognition, and value of a ND education.

    This will be a long day! Hang in there everyone!
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  • Ez2020Ez2020 16 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Can anyone tell me how we are notified for the decision? Do we just access our portal or will a separate email to log in come?
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  • mtnsun13mtnsun13 48 replies0 threads Junior Member
    My DS has not received an email. My understanding is that we log onto the portal @ 18:42 ET to find out. Can anyone else verify if this is correct?
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  • Libby1901Libby1901 31 replies6 threads Junior Member
    If I recall from two years ago, my daughter received an email letting her know decisions were posted and she accessed her results on her portal. Could be different now.
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  • collegemomjamcollegemomjam 2111 replies1 threads Senior Member
    One thing to consider as we analyze the statistics. As more schools add ED, it is likely schools like Notre Dame might see a little dip in REA applications. For example, Boston College and UVA BOTH added ED this year, as many of you probably know. Those are two schools that have some overlap with Notre Dame and since Notre Dame is restrictive, students applying to Boston College and UVA (or any other) ED schools can no longer apply early to Notre Dame.
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  • droppinknowledgedroppinknowledge 55 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Yes, it does state that REA admissions decisions will be available at 18:42 on their undergraduate admissions page. Good luck to you!
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  • droppinknowledgedroppinknowledge 55 replies1 threads Junior Member
    @mtnsun13 Thanks for this info. I also read that really only students meeting or exceeding top-tier admissions criteria should consider REA, as they leave space for regular decision applicants. So, they are even more restrictive than the overall, typical 8% admittance rate during REA. Unfortunately, I came across this info. after applying REA...
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  • hpcsahpcsa 631 replies30 threads Member
    edited December 2019
    @droppinknowledge The outlook has actually not been that bad for ND REA in comparison: last year's REA admission rate, for example, was 20.9%:

    "Notre Dame notified 7,334 Restrictive Early Action (REA) applicants on Friday, December 14, of their admission decisions. Reflecting national trends, restrictive early action applications were up by 17 percent this year. The University admitted 1,534 applicants to the Class of 2023, welcoming students of exceptional academic merit, with impressive records of service and demonstrated leadership, to the Notre Dame family."

    Across REA & RD Notre Dame admitted 3,410 students, out of 22,200 applicants or 15.4% last cycle, hence still a pronounced admission advantage for REA applicants. Nevertheless, please keep in mind that ND admits a relatively high number of legacy students and sport admits, the majority of both categories tend to apply REA and therefore are included in the above number for REA admits.
    edited December 2019
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  • auhyeahauhyeah 1 replies0 threads New Member
    Hi all!
    As last years release date was this weekend I think most of us are expecting a decision tonight at 6:42 right? I applied REA.
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