19 September 2016

Notable Admission Rate Changes for the Class of 2020

Posted in Class of 2020

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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 2020 and the Class of 2019. 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.

Relative to last year, the number of schools with notable changes is more muted.  Unfortunately, the news from the majority of schools listed is not in your favor, and depending on how you categorize schools, the change may be enough to turn a safety into a target or target to a reach.  On the flip side, we have also identified a few schools where rates have gotten more favorable overall, or for a particular segment of applicants.  Regardless, take a moment to review the list—the last thing anyone needs at this point is a surprise.

College Kickstart subscribers: Class of 2020 admission rates are available for nearly 80 institutions and departments within those institutions in the latest release of College Kickstart.

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Colleges with Notable Admission Rate Changes for the Class of 2020

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InstitutionReasonRate (2020)Rate (2019)% ChangeNotesSource
American University Falling rate 26 35 -26% Applications up 15%, admits down 15% due to higher expected yield
Georgia Institute of Technology Falling rate 25 32 -22% Applications up 12%, admits down 13% due to smaller targeted class size
Boston University Falling rate 29 33 -13% Admits down 7%, higher mix of class from ED due to new ED2 option
University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign Falling rate 58 66 -13% Applications up 11%, admits down slightly
Scripps College Falling rate 25 28 -11% Applications up 14%, higher mix of class from ED
University of Florida Falling rate 43 48 -11% Applications up 7%, admits down 4% due to lower targeted class size
George Washington University Falling rate 42 46 -9% Applications up 29% after going test optional, higher mix of class from ED pool
University of California - Irvine (Non-Resident) Falling non-resident rate 51 56 -9% Non-resident applications up 21%, outpacing 11% growth in admits
University of California - Santa Cruz (Non-Resident) Falling non-resident rate 71 76 -7% Non-resident applications up 20%, outpacing 11% growth in admits
University of Maryland - College Park Improved rate 48 45 6% Applications up 7%, admits up 14%
Brigham Young University - Provo Improved rate 53 48 10% Applications flat, admits up 12%
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Improved rate 29 26 11% Applications up 7%, admits up 17% due to higher targeted enrollment growth
University of California - Irvine (Resident) Improved resident rate 37 33 12% Resident applications up 5%, admits up 16% with improved state funding and refocus on resident admission growth
University of California - Davis (Resident) Improved resident rate 38 33 15% Applications up 2%, admits up 17% with improved state funding and refocus on resident admission growth
University of California - Santa Cruz (Resident) Improved resident rate 56 46 21% Applications up 6%, admits up 26% with improved state funding and refocus on resident admission growth