03 October 2018

Notable Admission Rate Changes for the Class of 2022

Posted in Class of 2023, Class of 2022

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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 2022 and the Class of 2021. 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.

Unfortunately, this year's notable changes are all about falling admission rates.  Each of the schools listed have reported year over year application growth, and many cases this is coupled with a decline in admitted students.  While some institutions admitted fewer students to compensate for overenrollment last year, we suspect others have done so as a result of higher proportions of applicants being admitted 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 2022 admission rates have already been incorporated into the latest release of College Kickstart.

Click Continue Reading for the list.

 


 

Colleges with Notable Admission Rate Changes for the Class of 2022

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InstitutionReasonRate (2022)Rate (2021)% ChangeNotesSource
Rice University Falling rate 11 16 -31% Applications up 16%, admits down 19% to compensate for previous year overenrollment; higher mix of ED admits in enrolled class
Northeastern University Falling rate 19 27 -30% Applications up 14%, admits down 21% Admissions
Bowdoin College Falling rate 10 14 -29% Applications up 25%, admits down 5%
Scripps College Falling rate 24 33 -27% Applications up 13%, 20% fewer admits to compensate for previous year overenrollment
New York University Falling rate 21 28 -25% Applications up 17%, admits down 11%
Carnegie Mellon University Falling rate 17 22 -23% Applications up 19%, admits down 9%
University of California - Irvine Falling rate 29 37 -22% Applications up 11%, admits down 12%
Pitzer College Falling rate 13 16 -19% Applications up 16%
Tulane University Falling rate 17 21 -19% Applications up 9%, admits down 11%
University of Southern California Falling rate 13 16 -19% Applications up 14%, admits down 9%
University of California - Berkeley Falling rate 15 18 -17% Applications up 5%, admits down 12%
Boston College Falling rate 27 32 -16% Applications up 9%, admits down 9%
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Falling rate 23 27 -15% Applications up 11%
Emory University (Emory) Falling rate 19 22 -14% Applications up 16%
Emory University (Oxford) Falling rate 25 29 -14% Applications up 17%
Hamilton College Falling rate 21 24 -13% Applications up 10%
Pepperdine University Falling rate 35 40 -13% Applications up 4%, admits down 9%
Boston University Falling rate 22 25 -12% Applications up 6%, admits down 7%
University of California - San Diego Falling rate 30 34 -12% Applications up 10%
Colgate University Falling rate 25 28 -11% Applications up 14%
University of California - Riverside Falling rate 51 57 -11% Applications up 12%
North Carolina State Falling rate 46 51 -10% Applications up 11%
Santa Clara University Falling rate 49 54 -9% Applications up 8%
University of California - Davis Falling rate 41 44 -7% Applications up 10%
University of California - Santa Cruz Falling rate 48 51 -6% Applications up 6%