Articles tagged with: UC Santa Barbara

22 July 2015

Colleges Where Female Applicants Have an Edge

Posted in Your College List

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Question: what happens when a college wants an balanced class but has a much smaller female applicant pool to draw on?

Answer: higher admission rates for females!

Like our previous post, we looked at several popular coed institutions and searched for places where there was a 15% or greater admission rate advantage, this time for women.  The result: a list of 37 schools for qualified applicants to consider.

The list is dominated by institutions strong in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), but you'll also find some unexpected names like Boston University, American University, Clark University, Connecticut College and the University of Oregon.    

To help you categorize schools into safeties, targets and reaches, we've included admission rates, mid-50th percentile SAT and ACT scores.  We've also provided links to each school's website to help you explore fit.  

Click on Continue Reading for the details. 

08 July 2015

New College Kickstart 2015 Update Now Available!

Posted in College Kickstart, Product Announcements

CK2015 200x174An update to College Kickstart 2015 has just been posted! 

This release features a new Plan Highlights page to help you get organized and track admission requirements for each school on your list.  We've also added two new MixFixer™ filters to help you find safeties, targets and reaches with greater ease, and updated our database with the latest admission rates for University of California campuses.  

Click on continue reading for the details. 

02 July 2015

University of California Fall 2015 Admission Trends

Posted in Your College List, Perspectives

ucHot off the press!  We've had a chance to review the Fall 2015 admissions data released earlier today by the University of California and thought it would be helpful to summarize it and our key findings.  

Long story short, overall freshman admission rates are down and its getting tougher for California residents as the University of California focuses on increasing the mix of "full pay" out of state and international students to hedge against budget uncertainty.  If you're an out of state or international student, pay close attention...there appears to be a window of opportunity to take advantage of favorable odds at several UC campuses.

Click on Continue Reading for the details.

13 May 2015

Waitlist Admission Rates and Notification Dates

Posted in Class of 2019, Waitlist

UPDATE #1

waitlistpie1415b127For 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
  • 9% admitted no one

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. 

Click Continue Reading for the list.

19 April 2015

University of California Launches Online Information Center

ucThe University of California recently introduced an online information center to increase transparency to UC admissions and other areas of public interest.  Though the site has not been updated with 2015 admissions data, it should prove handy for those of you interested in understanding how gender, residency, GPA and other factors influence admissions.  Note: it does not currently provide test score statistics, nor does it detail admission rate by departments or majors within a university.  

Click here for the press release, or here to go directly to InfoCenter.

31 March 2015

Class of 2019 Regular Decision Notification Dates

Posted in Class of 2019

Update #3

student-questionsLots of big-name schools post their decisions over the next 48 hours, including Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Georgetown, Harvard, Princeton, Rice, University of Pennsylvania and Yale.

Continue reading for the updated list of regular decision notification dates for several popular private and public schools. Good luck, seniors!

05 March 2015

University of California to Freeze Enrollment

Posted in Perspectives

university of california freezes enrollmentUniversity of California President Janet Napolitano indicated earlier this week that the UC system will not expand enrollment of California freshmen and transfers this fall if more funds are not appropriated from the state. Furthermore, enrollment of out-of-state students at UC Berkeley and UCLA will be capped.

Click here for a Los Angeles Times report on the topic.

17 February 2015

A Whirlwind Tour of the Best Surf Schools

Posted in College Tour Planner, Whirlwind Tours

7 Great Surf Colleges in 5 Days

A tour of the best surf collegesSpring break is around the corner and you're looking for a great education AND great surf.  Which schools should you visit?  

It's no surprise that eight of Surfer Magazine's top 10 surf colleges are in warmer climates.  And while Hawaii is a little out of reach for a college tour, the good news is that we can get you to seven of these eight schools with a five-day whirlwind tour up the California Coast.

Read on for the itinerary, commentary and tour times. 

11 December 2014

University of California Sets New High for Applications

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Today the UC Office of the President issued a press release announcing that applications are up another 6.5% from last year.  Preliminary figures indicate the total number of high school seniors applying to at least one University of California campus is now over 158,000.  

An update will be issued in January.

12 March 2014

UC Admission Decisions Commence

University of California admission decisions have started rolling out in earnest.  Here are the official dates for both freshmen and transfers:

CampusFreshmenTransfer
Berkeley 3/27 4/25
Davis 3/14 4/18
Irvine 3/17-21 4/18
Los Angeles 3/21 (early evening) Late April
Merced 3/6 rolling 3/18 rolling
Riverside 1/14 rolling 3/1 rolling
San Diego 3/15 4/18
Santa Barbara 3/17 3/17 rolling
Santa Cruz 3/15 3/17 rolling
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