93% for this school, 80% for UWashington. i have a 3.4 gpa and a 2150 SAT. something is not right here.
Please post stats!!
Is there an error with this school? Or does a URM status have that much of an effect on admission?
I took a sneak peak at the formulas for next year. We still show URM as having a big impact here.
As much of an impact where they'll accept a pretty unqualified applicant? It seems that a lot of the top liberal arts schools on here tend to show very high percentages for applicants who don't even meet the requirements of the bottom 25th percentile
Well, you could look at this from the colleges' perspective. Applicants often see colleges as institutional "bars" - if they can just get over that "bar", they'll get in.
Colleges don't see it that way. They see future students and alumni. Sure, they want smart, motivated people, so they like to see the right grades, scores, etc. But maybe this year they need an oboe player, next year they want to beef up their science program, etc. Not all colleges consider such random things, but admissions deans from some institutions will admit this on record. Now if you're a liberal arts college that may be familiar to the elites but not the rest of the country, you may have an especially hard time getting some type of student. Maybe they're female athletes, or under-represented minorities. At any rate, you don't get a lot coming through your doors, but you know you want them to. And why? It's not just to right past wrongs or be PC. You might think, "I know some kid from North Dakota is going to be the most baller businessman in North Dakota and make millions. I want that kid to say that he went to my college, sing my praise, and boost my coffers when he does." Replace "kid from North Dakota" with "inner-city kid," etc. Anyways, finally someone who fits that profile applies to your school. Maybe they don't have exactly the academic background that you wanted, but this is your chance to hit up that demographic. So you go for it.
That's one story that I could imagine explaining what you see at the liberal arts colleges.
Oh, ok. I can see how that could be a lot more prevalent at smaller liberal arts schools. How do you guys program that kind of information on here? If someone on here gets in with stats like that?
you can't.. that's why sites like these don't guarantee complete accuracy
I guarantee that your statement is accurate.
it isn't necessarily an error, but when we re-run the prediction engine after 2010's admissions results, it could help moderate those results. To clarify, it could be incorrect in the real world, but the prediction engine only has the data in our database to work with. We'll see how the numbers look when we run the engine again and update all school's algorithms.
Nah, nothing's wrong with this.
I have a 33.3% chance with my stats. Changed my race to African-American and it skyrocketed to 99.9% chance.
Princeton Review ranked Colgate's campus as the most beautiful in the US. Can't say I disagree.
I just tried changing it to ED. still no change. something is wrong with this. I visited the school and they told me they had a 33% acceptance rate.
Yeah this is definitely wrong, but Colgate really likes kids that apply ED. So maybe if you put that in instead your chances would go up.
4.0 gpa and 1980 SAT, 3.4% while i have 64% for Cornell and 76% for Princeton. I don't think so
.4% chance with a 3.95 gpa. This has got to be wrong!
.2%?? ...penn is like 40%
2.9 gpa 2170 sat. 99% acceptance rate? i cant help but doubt this.
Anyone received their decisions yet?