13 July 2018

Class of 2022 Admission Results

Posted in Class of 2022

UPDATE #38 (7/13)

gradcapsairHere's our latest list of reported overall admission rates for the Class of 2022. Results are now available for American University, Amherst, Barnard, Boston College, Boston University, Bowdoin, Brown, Carleton, Chapman, Claremont McKenna, Colby, Colgate, Colorado College, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Davidson, Denison, Duke, Emory, Emory (Oxford), George Washington, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Hamilton, Harvard, Harvey Mudd, Haverford, Johns Hopkins, Lafayette, Lehigh, Macalester, Middlebury, MIT, Northeastern, Northwestern, Notre Dame, NYU, Olin, Pepperdine, Pitzer, Pomona, Princeton, Santa Clara, Scripps, Stanford, Swarthmore, Trinity, Tufts, Tulane, Union, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, University of Chicago, University of Florida, University of Georgia, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, University of Richmond, University of Rochester, USC, University of Virginia, Vanderbilt, Vassar, Villanova, Virginia Tech, Washington University in St. Louis, Wellesley, Wesleyan, William & Mary, Williams and Yale.  Latest year application totals are available for many more.

Bookmark this page as we'll update frequently as more institutions report results. 

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13 July 2018

University of California Fall 2018 Admission Trends

Posted in Your College List, Class of 2023, Class of 2022, Perspectives

ucHot off the press!  We've had a chance to review the Fall 2018 admissions data released recently by the University of California and thought it would be helpful to summarize it and share our key findings.  

Overall freshman admission rates are up for non-residents and down for residents as the University of California continues to settle on a new normal that accommodates a larger mix of out of state and international students.   If you're an out of state or international student, pay close attention...there continues to be a window of opportunity to take advantage of favorable odds at several UC campuses.

Click on Continue Reading for the details.

13 July 2018

How Much Does Being a Legacy Help Your College Admissions Odds?

Posted in Class of 2023, Perspectives

wsjHere's an interesting article from the Wall Street Journal on the impact of being a legacy applicant on college admissions.  While the article focuses on how legacy admissions impacts efforts to expand access and diversity, it also sheds light on the legacy advantage at institutions such as Notre Dame, the University of Virginia, Georgetown, Princeton and Harvard, where the legacy admission rate can be as much as 2-5 times higher than the general rate.

Click here for the article

10 July 2018

Brown Eliminates SAT/ACT Essay Requirement

Posted in Class of 2023

washpostBrown will no longer require the essay component to the SAT and ACT.  

This is one of several initiatives taken by the institution to expand access to low income families.

For applicants planning not to take the SAT/ACT essay, inclusion of a graded paper from a humanities or social science class is recommended.

Click here for the article.

 

06 July 2018

Stanford and Princeton Drop Essay Requirements for Testing

Posted in Class of 2023

washpostAs reported by the Washington Post, Princeton and Stanford universities will no longer require the essay component to the SAT and ACT.  

While the essay is not longer an absolute requirement, Stanford will continue to "strongly recommend" that applicants submit an essay score from either of the standardized tests.  Princeton will require a graded writing sample as a substitute, preferably in English or history.  

Click here for the article.

 

29 June 2018

The Perils of Pushing Kids Too Hard, And How Parents Can Learn to Back Off

Posted in Perspectives

nprHere's an useful article from National Public Radio about how moms and dads can help dial back the pressure for their stressed out high schoolers.  

Click here for the article.  

 

29 June 2018

The Many Flavors of Test-Optional College Admissions

Posted in Your College List, Class of 2023, Perspectives

testbrokenpencilDo your SAT and ACT scores fully reflect your academic ability?

Many prominent colleges have moved to "test-optional" admissions in recent years to give applicants the opportunity to exclude standardized test scores from consideration if desired. This is a good thing!

But what exactly does "test-optional" mean? Unfortunately, it differs by school, and often there are strings attached.

Click on Continue Reading to see our list of test-optional schools and the type of test-optional policy they employ.  For your convenience, we've included admit rates, test score ranges and links to each school's standardized test policy to help you find suitable candidates for your college list.

28 June 2018

Class of 2022 Waitlist Notification Dates and Stats

Posted in Class of 2022, Waitlist

UPDATE #2 (6/28)

waitlist2018For those of you that have been waitlisted at one of your top choices, here's a list of 2017 waitlist statistics for several popular private and public schools, along with notification dates and latest status where available.  

Our sample of waitlist statistics from 132 private and public institutions paints the following picture:

  • On average, 13 percent of students accepting a place on a waitlist were admitted
  • 63 percent of the schools admitted 10 percent or less of the students accepting a place on the wait list last year
  • 51 percent of the schools admitted 5 percent or less
  • 16 percent admitted no one

There are several factors driving the low rates, including the size of the waitlist (often very large), and how well a school anticipates its admissions yield. 

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16 June 2018

University of Chicago Goes Test Optional and Enhances Financial Aid and Support Resources for First Generation and Low Income Students

Posted in Class of 2023

uchicagoThe University of Chicago launched on June 14 its Empower Initiative to expand access to first generation and low income students.  

The initiative features a test-optional admissions process, enhanced financial aid and programmatic resources to support first generation and low income students through their college experience.

Click here for the news release.

 

07 May 2018

Streamlined Board Reporting for Busy High School Counselors

Posted in College Kickstart

stressed counselor

It's May, and if you're a high school college counselor, that means it's time for board reports!

If you're feeling overwhelmed by all of the data gathering and number crunching involved, check in with us at College Kickstart. Our new outcomes reporting capability, included with high school counselor subscriptions, makes board reporting painless and gets you out of the weeds so you can focus on communicating insights.

Using a standard export from Naviance, we'll analyze your data and prepare a summary of admission and matriculation results, sliced and diced in a variety of ways to identify trends and provide insights to communicate to your board. 

That includes incorporating the latest available Class of 2022 admission rates and reconciling results with the latest Barron's and U.S. News rankings.  We've even included quintile reporting to let you delve deeper into what's happening by academic cohort.

Click Continue Reading to learn more.

 

04 May 2018

University of Chicago Admits 2,329 Applicants to the Class of 2022

Posted in Class of 2022

uchicagoThe University of Chicago announced that it admitted 2,329 students to the Class of 2022.  

Applications totaled 32,291, up 16.6 percent from the previous year, resulting in an overall admission rate of 7.2 percent.  

Click here for the news release.

 

16 April 2018

Carleton Admits 19.4 Percent of Applicants to the Class of 2022

Posted in Class of 2022

carleton logoCarleton College announced yesterday that it admitted 19.4 percent of applicants to the Class of 2022.  

Nearly 7,100 applications were received, up 9 percent from the previous year.

The target size for the Class of 2022 is approximately 525. 

Click here for the news release.

 

13 April 2018

University of California Enhances Transfer Guarantees from California Community Colleges

Posted in Perspectives

ucThe University of California and the California Community Colleges announced plans to enhance transfer admission guarantees for academically prepared students.   

Click here for the press release.  

 

13 April 2018

Class of 2022 Early Admission Results

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2022

UPDATE #20 (4/13)

college-studentsHere's our latest list of reported early decision and early action admisison rates for the Class of 2022.

This list includes results from Boston College, Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Emory, Emory at Oxford, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Hamilton, Harvard, Harvey Mudd, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Middlebury, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Pitzer, Princeton, Rice, Scripps, Tulane (ED), the University of Georgia, University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia, Wesleyan and Yale, along with partial data from Barnard, Boston University, Bowdoin, Columbia, NYU, Smith, Trinity College, Tufts and Williams.  While Stanford has released decisions, it will likely not release results until the end of the admissions cycle.

Bookmark this page, as we'll be updating it frequently over the next several weeks.

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13 April 2018

Claremont Colleges Report Early and Regular Decision Admission Results for the Class of 2022

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2022

ClaremontCollegesThe Claremont Colleges—Pomona, Pitzer, Scripps, Claremont McKenna and Harvey Mudd—announced admission results for the Class of 2022.  

  • Pomona reported 7 percent of total applicants were admitted this year. Early and regular decision admission rates were not provided.
  • Scripps reported 24.1 percent of total applicants were admitted to the Class of 2022.  The admission rate for early decision applicants was 32 percent versus 23 percent for regular decision.
  • Pitzer reported an overall admission rate of 13.2 percent for the Class of 2022.  The early decision admission rate was 34.4 percent versus 11.3 percent for regular decision.
  • Claremont McKenna admitted 8.9 percent of applicants to the Class of 2022.  Early and regular decision admission rates were not provided.
  • Harvey Mudd admitted 14.5 percent of applicants to the Class of 2022.  The early decision admit rate was 18.9 percent while the regular decision admission rate was 13.9 percent.

For more information, click here.

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