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Yale Waitlist 2024 Discussion

24intstudent24intstudent 6 replies1 threads New Member
edited April 29 in Yale University
haven't seen any discussions on this topic yet so i thought i may as well create one

do u think more people will be taken off the waitlist this year because of everything that's going on?
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  • Clam855Clam855 5 replies0 threads New Member
    Surely
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  • xlandkexlandke 39 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Someone on reddit said they’d heard Yale’s yield numbers are better than usual this year. Might just be a rumor, it seems pretty unusual to me considering this whole situation. Can anyone corroborate or disprove this?
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  • InnovationdueInnovationdue 18 replies0 threads Junior Member
    @xlandlake No idea

    @xlandlake @clam855 @24intstudent Did anyone of you upload LOCI or send one. I asked my AO and they said it is not required and I'm moving forward with their suggestion.
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  • h8annahh8annah 410 replies29 threads Member
    @xlandke I haven't heard any rumors and I doubt it.
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  • airway1airway1 876 replies11 threads Member
    Yale and the rest could have a great yield as students deposited quicker and the virus only became an issue end of March. Fall most likely international students will not show up. Domestic 26 million lost their jobs in 4 or 5 weeks. Most students will hope everything goes back to normal ASAP and will hold out as much as they can. The summer melt will be painful this year
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  • xlandkexlandke 39 replies2 threads Junior Member
    @Innovationdue I did send one, but I think it doesn’t matter much unless you had significant updates.

    @airway1 I was definitely thinking something along these lines too. I was also thinking Yale could potentially largely avoid going to the waitlist as they accepted about 120 more students than they typically do, necessitating a lower yield to reach their target class size.
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  • PAdudePAdude 97 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Son declined Yale offer of admission today, so that opens up at least one spot..Good luck to all.
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  • Pancakes81Pancakes81 1 replies2 threads New Member
    How much would a recommendation from Yale faculty help in getting off the waitlist?
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  • 24intstudent24intstudent 6 replies1 threads New Member
    @Pancakes81 i’m not an admissions officer so i can’t tell you for sure, but i think recommendations won’t make much of a difference at this point. from what i’ve read yale doesn’t even place a great emphasis on submitting LOCIs, let alone other materials. unfortunately, it seems like there’s not much we can do to increase our chances of admission
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  • xlandkexlandke 39 replies2 threads Junior Member
    Super bored my during quarantine "spring break", so decided to do some calculations. Feel free to ignore me, everything is of course extremely unpredictable.

    Last year, Yale reported in March they'd admitted 2178 students during SCEA + RD decisions. (https://news.yale.edu/2019/03/28/yale-college-admits-2178-students-third-year-expanded-class-size)

    Then, in September they reported they had admitted 2,269 students, 1554 of which enrolled at Yale. (https://yaledailynews.com/blog/2019/09/03/class-of-2023-yield-rate-dips-slightly/). This means 2 things:
    - 91 people were admitted from the waitlist
    - Yale's initial yield (before taking people off the waitlist) was approximately 67%.

    Now, this year, 2304 applicants were admitted during SCEA + RD, presumably to avoid going to the waitlist to such a great extent. In order to meet Yale's target of 1550 incoming freshmen, they'd have to have about 67% of those 2304 applicants commit, i.e. they would have to have the same initial yield as last year's.

    Conclusion: If Yale's initial yield is the same or higher than last year's, because of Yale accepting ~120 more people to avoid going to the waitlist, the waitlist will not be used as they will be over capacity. If Yale's initial yield drops for the second year in a row, then the waitlist will indeed be used.
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  • PersistenceiskeyPersistenceiskey 1 replies0 threads New Member
    I’m sorry to say this but your conclusion is wrong.
    They did not admit more applicants this year simply to not use the waitlist or to fill its class earlier.
    This is the reason why: «  The class will complete the expansion of Yale College that began three years ago with the opening of Pauli Murray and Benjamin Franklin colleges. The newest Yalies will bring the total undergraduate enrollment to approximately 6,250 — an increase of 15% since 2017 »
    Which can be found in the recent Yale News article about Yale’s admission rate this year.
    The expansion of the undergraduate class has been going on for the past three years, therefore the fact that they have admitted more students this year is not correlated with the probability of them going to the waitlist.
    Good luck!
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  • xlandkexlandke 39 replies2 threads Junior Member
    @Persistenceiskey I'm aware. The "expansion of the undergraduate class" is simply to make the target number of incoming freshmen ~1550 students, raising the total enrollment to ~6250 once 4 years have passed with the expansion. While they did admit more people the first year they began the expansion in order to meet their target class goals, subsequent years have been similar in # of admitted students (Class of 2021: 2,272 Class of 2022: 2,229 Class of 2023: 2,178). This year, they admitted 2304 students, a jump in 126 students that necessitates a pre-waitlist yield of 67% to meet their class size of 1550. If last year's pre-waitlist yield is the same or higher than this year's the waitlist will not be used because they will already have met/exceeded their goal class size. Of course, with COVID-19, everything is uncertain.
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  • mrfreeze81mrfreeze81 4 replies0 threads New Member
    @24intstudent wouldn’t it make a difference if it was coming from a faculty at yale? I would expect it to hold more weight but I don’t know.
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  • savanah39savanah39 9 replies2 threads New Member
    Where did you send your LOCI to? Was it an actual letter or in an email?
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  • legalboi6legalboi6 1 replies0 threads New Member
    Which e-mail address do people even send their LOCI to? Do they even have an actual admissions office e-mail?
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  • xlandkexlandke 39 replies2 threads Junior Member
    @legalboi6 Go on your admissions portal and click on the click where it talks about contacting the admissions office
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  • asianwifiiasianwifii 18 replies0 threads Junior Member
    i didn’t know this but according to reddit, yale commits can see a database that tells them how many people committed. currently, after midnight on may 1st, it’s apparently sitting at ~1350 which is a way lower yield than usual. for a class of ~1700 i’m praying for more waitlist admits🤞🏼
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  • asianwifiiasianwifii 18 replies0 threads Junior Member
    actually disregard that last comment, it was based on an unreliable source. my fault for jumping the gun!
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  • h8annahh8annah 410 replies29 threads Member
    @asianwifii i wish that were true! Hoping for a miracle!
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  • nycnycnycnycnycnycnycnyc 21 replies0 threads Junior Member
    I don't believe those numbers are as up to date as you think. They are based on getting a NetID which lags a few days after accepting on the portal. So it wouldn't show those who waited until the last few days to commit (which is probably a fairly large # this year due to uncertainty of fall for all colleges).
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