Given how sophisticated colleges have become in recruiting applicants, it's dangerous to rely on old admissions data.
We've taken a look at our coverage universe and identified schools with notable admission rate differences between the Class of 2022 and the Class of 2021. In addition to providing the admission rates, we've included some commentary to explain why as well as a link back to the source article.
Unfortunately, this year's notable changes are all about falling admission rates. Each of the schools listed have reported year over year application growth, and many cases this is coupled with a decline in admitted students. While some institutions admitted fewer students to compensate for overenrollment last year, we suspect others have done so as a result of higher proportions of applicants being admitted through early decision/early action programs.
Depending on how you categorize schools, the admission rate change may be enough to turn a likely into a target or target into a reach. Regardless, take a moment to review the list—the last thing anyone needs at this point is a surprise!
College Kickstart subscribers: Class of 2022 admission rates have already been incorporated into the latest release of College Kickstart.
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