For those of you that have been waitlisted at one of your top choices, here's a list of waitlist statistics for several popular private and public schools, along with notification dates and links for more detail if available.
Our sample of waitlist statistics from 127 private and public institutions paints the following picture:
- On average, 18% of students accepting a place on a waitlist were admitted
- Half of the schools admitted 10% or less of the students accepting a place on the wait list last year
- 35% of the schools admitted 5% or less
There are several factors driving the low rates, including the size of the waitlist (often very large), and how well a school anticipates its admissions yield.
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