selectivity counts as 25% of the score though, which is why i guessed that penn would go up. with their huge increase in EA apps, i assume their acceptance rate will be lower and their ultimate scores will be higher. even if their quality score stays the same,...
Quote from: TDPookie1 on December 21, 2004, 01:56:33 AMselectivity counts as 25% of the score though, which is why i guessed that penn would go up. with their huge increase in EA apps, i assume their acceptance rate will be lower and their ultimate scores will be higher. even if their quality score stays the same,...Your assuming that other schools will remain the same. I heard that Michigan also had a record number of ED apps, and that NYU is accepting close to half the students it did last year. With michigan tied with UPENN and NYU ahead, I wouldn't expect much of a jump. Also I wouldn't count on ED apps effecting overall stats too much since it only makes up a small percentage of the total apps, they only allow a certain percentage of their class to be filled by them, and that most applicants (historically, which may be different this year from the looks of it) haven't even submitted their apps yet.My guess is that the amount of early applicants will effect the overall number more than the yield since they will be able to fill the early app spots with higher numbers because of the increased number of applicants.
I don't think selectivity counts for 25% of the score (in terms of USNWR rankings). I believe it only counts for 2.5% (at least according to Leiter). In terms of Boalt I've seen them around 13 (I've sort of followed Boalt rankings since I'm from the Bay Area) before I think and while I'm sure some people were upset about it I think the next year they bounced up around 9 or something but it's not like the school was any different. Boalt got hit pretty hard this time around but I think a lot of that had to do with changes in budget and stuff like that which were sort of outside of the school's control and which didn't really have an impact on the school in an academic sense.
nope, selectivity is 25%.
so last year boalt was ~#8, but the year before it was right around #13?
where are you getting that NYU is accepting close to half? are you saying their matriculation rate is really high (i.e., double what it was last year), or that they're cutting their class size? i e-mailed them and asked about class size, and they said it's the same as last year's. they cut their class size when construction was going on because they didn't have room for the same number of students, but now that construction is complete, they went back to the class size they had before.