28 February 2020

Colleges Where Female Applicants Have an Edge

Posted in Your College List

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QUESTION: what happens when a college wants a balanced class but has a much smaller female applicant pool to draw on?

ANSWER: higher admission rates for females!

Like our previous post, we looked at several popular coed institutions and searched for places where there was a 15% or greater admission rate advantage, this time for women.  The result: a list of 48 schools for qualified applicants to consider.

The list is dominated by institutions strong in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), but you'll also find some unexpected names like Connecticut College, the College of Charleston, Franklin & Marshall, Kenyon and Lafayette College.    

To help you categorize schools into safeties, targets and reaches, we've included admission rates, mid-50th percentile SAT and ACT scores.  We've also provided links to each school's website to help you explore fit.  

Click on Continue Reading for the details. 

27 February 2020

Colleges Where Demonstrated Interest is Important or Very Important

Posted in Your College List

strategizeTrying to understand how important demonstrated interest is for a college/university you're considering?  Then check out our list of institutions where demonstrated interest is deemed important or very important.  

To compile the list, we've identified every school in our coverage universe where the Common Data Set entry for "level of applicant's interest" is reported as important or very important.  Note that the Common Data set defines four options—very important, important, considered and not considered—and that inconsistencies are likely to exist in the way colleges define these terms.  For example, many of you wonder why Tulane isn't listed, and that's because they've indicated that level of applicant interest is only "considered."

Nevertheless, the list remains a great way to get a better sense for where visiting a campus, taking advantage of an optional interview or completing an optional essay prompt may more strongly weigh on your candidacy for admission. 

Click on Continue Reading for the list. 

01 February 2020

Common App Essay Prompts for 2020-21 Remain Unchanged

Posted in Class of 2025

newcommonapplogoGood news: the Common App essay prompts remain the same for 2020-21.

Click here for the list of prompts.

31 January 2020

Class of 2024 Early Decision and Early Action Notification Dates

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2024

Update #29 (1/31)

student questionsHere's our updated list of early decision and early action notification dates for the Class of 2024.  As many of you know, schools often post results in advance of their "official" notification dates, so we've compiled the most recently updated dates for you here where available, as well as last year's notification dates for reference.   

Good luck, seniors!

31 January 2020

University of Virginia Admits 5,219 Early Action Applicants to the Class of 2024

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2024

uva logoThe University of Virginia announced today that it admitted 5,219 early action applicants to the Class of 2024.  

A total of 25,160 early action applications were received, resulting in an overall early admission rate of 26 percent.  35 percent of in-state applicants were admitted compared to 15 percent of out-of-state applicants.  

Click here for the blog post.

 

18 January 2020

Georgia Tech Admits 4,569 Early Action Applicants to the Class of 2024

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2024

gatech logoGeorgia Tech announced that it admitted 4,569 early action applicants to the Class of 2024.  

Early action applications grew 9 percent to 22,199, resulting in an early action admission rate of 21 percent.

Click here for the news release.

 

15 January 2020

Rice Admits 385 Early Decision Applicants to the Class of 2024

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2024

Rice logoRice University admitted 385 early decision applicants to the Class of 2024.  

Early decision applications declined 22 percent to 2,042, resulting in an admission rate of 18.9 percent.

Click here for the news release.

 

09 January 2020

Colleges Offering Assured/Automatic/Guaranteed Admissions (Class of 2024)

Posted in Your College List, Class of 2024

guaranteeDid you know it's possible to be guaranteed admission to certain public universities based solely on your academic credentials?  

While institutions like the University of California won’t guarantee you admission to a specific campus, the good news is that most will based on some combination of class rank, GPA and test scores.

For example, if you’re an Arizona resident interested in the University of Arizona, a 3.0+ GPA or top 25% class rank will assure you admission. Or if you’re a Texas resident interested in the University of Texas at Austin, a top 6% class rank will grant you automatic admission.

Better yet, assured admission often extends to non-residents as well. A top 10% class rank or 3.5+ GPA will assure admission to Washington State University, for example, or a 24+ ACT or 1160+ SAT will assure admission to the University of Missouri. 

Of course, you’ll still need to complete an application and sweat the details, like making sure you’ve satisfied curriculum requirements and that your GPA is calculated appropriately. To help you understand the specifics, we’ve included links to program criteria for the public institutions listed.

If that’s still too much work, consider checking out College Kickstart. We track assured admission criteria for over 35 programs across the nation and will automatically flag situations where your academic credentials appear to meet assured admission criteria for schools on your list.  It's a great way to take some of the stress out of the process!  

Click on Continue Reading to see our list of selected institutions with assured admission programs.

16 December 2019

Yale Admits 796 Early Action Applicants to Class of 2024

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2024

yaleYale admitted 796 applicants to the Class of 2024 under Single Choice Early Action.

5,777 applications were received, resulting in an early admission rate of 14 percent.  56 percent of applicants were deferred, 29 percent were denied, and 1 percent were withdrawn or incomplete.

Click here for the article.

16 December 2019

Dartmouth Admits 547 Early Decision Applicants to the Class of 2024

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2024

dartmouth logoDartmouth accepted 547 applicants (including 21 matched through QuestBridge) to the Class of 2023 under early decision.  

The total number of early admission applicants fell to 2,069 this year, down 16 percent.  This resulted in an early admission rate of 26 percent.

Dartmouth anticipates these early admits will account for 46 percent of this year's targeted class of 1,150.    

Click here for the news release.

 

16 December 2019

University of Pennsylvania Admits 1,269 Early Decision Applicants to Class of 2024

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2024

upenn logoThe University of Pennsylvania admitted 1,269 early decision applicants to the Class of 2023.  

Early decision applications totaled 6,453, resulting in an admission rate of 20 percent.

Click here for the news release.

 

14 December 2019

MIT Admits 687 Early Action Applicants to the Class of 2024

Posted in Class of 2024

mit logoThe Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced today that it admitted a total of 687 early action applicants to the Class of 2024.  

A total of 9,291 applications were submitted this year, resulting in an overall admission rate of 7 percent.  

Click here for the blog post.

 

13 December 2019

Cornell Admits 1,576 Early Decision Applicants to the Class of 2024

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2024

cornell logoCornell accepted 1,576 applicants to the Class of 2024 under early decision.  

Early decision applicants totaled 6,615, resulting in an admisison rate of 23.8 percent.

Legacy students made up 22.1 percent of early admits and athletes made up 12.1 percent.   

Click here for the article.

 

13 December 2019

Johns Hopkins Admits 682 Early Decision Applicants to Class of 2024

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2024

johnshopkinslogoJohns Hopkins admitted 682 applicants to the Class of 2024 under early decision.  

With early decision applications up 16 percent from last year's total of 2,068, the early decision acceptance rate for the Class of 2024 is approximately 28 percent.

Click here for the news release.

 

13 December 2019

Duke Admits 887 Early Decision Applicants to the Class of 2024

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2024

duke logoDuke admitted 887 applicants to the Class of 2024 under early decision.  

The total number of early decision applicants declined 11 percent to 4,300 this year, resulting in an early admission rate of 21 percent.

Click here for the news release.

 

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