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 2023 and the Class of 2022. 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.
This year's notable changes are primarily about falling admission rates with a smattering of rising rates at BYU and three University of California campuses. For institutions with declining admission rates, much of this is attributable to year over year application growth and declines in admitted students. While some institutions admitted fewer students to compensate for overenrollment the previous year, we suspect others have done so as a result of admitted higher proportions of applicants 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 2023 admission rates have already been incorporated into the latest release of College Kickstart.
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