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 2024 and the Class of 2023. 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 largely about rising admission rates, thanks to COVID-19 uncertainty and expanding enrollment at several University of California campuses. Declines in admission rates were observed at Boston College and the University of Virginia thanks to new Early Decision options that accounted for 37 and roughly 19 percent of the incoming class.
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 2024 admission rates have already been incorporated into the latest release of College Kickstart.
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