Nondorf says that he is no longer asked whether UChicago is “where fun goes to die.”
Admissions hit the mark in anticipating yield for the incoming class despite facing a number of challenges.
Admissions yield reached a record high, although it’s still below that of the ivies.
Dean Nondorf outlines progress, potential of UChicago’s financial aid offerings.
Leading the national trend of surging applications to most top-tier U.S. universities, UChicago’s acceptance rate is down nearly five percentage points from last year.
Students from a variety of backgrounds are essential to the development of an ideal learning environment.
UChicago should lower admit rate to maintain quality and ethos of College experience.
Some ongoing campus issues to keep in mind as the academic year reaches its midpoint.
The College received a record number of applications for the Class of 2017 this year.
The admissions office received a package addressed to the fictional archaeologist.
The number of students who applied to the U of C through an early, but non-binding, decision, increased by nearly 20 percent this year.
New applicants may be playing the name game, but popularity won’t necessarily hurt the U of C.
U.S. News rankings undervalue crucial criteria.
Administrators are having to tweak, and in some cases significantly change, admissions and housing after high yield has led to another unexpectedly large class.
Increasing class sizes should prompt the U of C to mend the disconnect between Housing and Admissions.
Holding open dialogue can reconcile the College’s changing recruiting approach with its core values.
Despite increased applications, yield rate remains low and would benefit from a switch to Early Decision.
The College received a record high 25,271 applications this year.
Boyer spoke about the history of the Core and the College’s admission standards Tuesday evening.
The number of students who applied early action to the University is 25 percent higher than last year’s figures.
This summer, administrators leapt into an eleventh-hour expansion of undergraduate housing after it became apparent that the existing facilities could not accommodate the large incoming first-year class.
Drop in acceptance rate reflects changes in admissions office, not necessarily in student body
U of C’s acceptance rate over the past two years dropped faster than all other universities
The University does not expect change in admission numbers due to peer institutions switch to early admissions, which was announced Thursday.
A record 21,669 students applied to matriculate at the College next fall, a 12 percent jump from the previous high of 19,374 applicants. The increase in applications for the Class of 2015 builds on last year’s 42 percent spike in applications.
6,960 high school students applied through Chicago’s non-binding early action program, an 18.5 percent jump from last year. The increase in applications is part of a nationwide trend, as students continue to apply to more colleges than ever before.
More applicants to the College may look good, but the increase can come at a cost
The New York Times used us as a case study in their enormously long article “Application Inflation: When is Enough Enough?”
The University yielded a record 39 percent of students admitted the class of 2014.
U of C students face unnecessary challenges in the law school application process
Graduate division admissions offices are reporting increases in applications for the 2010-2011 academic year, citing the economy and unemployment as factors for the upswing.
While this is the lowest acceptance rate the University has seen in years, University officials say they aren’t focusing on numbers.
U of C first-year pranks Northwestern–and they prank back
Applications more than doubled since 2006, setting the University up for its lowest acceptance rate ever.
While many of those peers, including Duke, Cornell, and Columbia saw increases in the low hundreds in their binding early decision applications, the U of C received over 2,000 more early applications than last year.
Despite a nationwide trend at universities to trim costs by cutting back on travel, representatives from the U of C Admissions Office will continue to travel across the world to recruit students. The office will be giving up plans for a new mail-opening system and aiming for more efficiency in order to meet their 4-percent budget cut announced last month.
The U of C shouldn’t send future students The Chronicle.
Behnke said that the decrease in yield might also be attributed to a stronger applicant pool than that of previous years
Zimmer, and nine other university presidents, respond to their own essay questions
The admissions rate for the University of Chicago class of 2013, the first to use the Common Application, reached a record low of 26.8 percent, down one percentage point from last year and 13 points down from admissions rates four years ago.
“As an admissions office, you should never go to work at a school that you don’t have respect for and want to represent,” Nondorf said. “Very quickly you are able to articulate and even brag about what an amazing place it is.”
With the departure of Ted O’Neill, the admissions office should abandon its “Uncommon” strategy.
ice President and Dean of Enrollment Michael Behnke estimates that as of Friday, 13,280 applications have been received this year, about a seven-percent increase from the 12,409 applications last year.
Starting this March, U of C applicants will be able to pick their best SAT score and hide embarrassing re-tests from admissions officers. Score Choice, the new SAT system, will replace the current policy mandating scores from all tests be sent to colleges.
The College received 15 percent fewer early applications than it did during last year’s record-high, according to admissions office figures. Admissions officials attributed the decline to several factors, including the current fiscal crisis and the College’s increased selectivity, a potential deterrent to “casual applicants.”
The U of C’s admissions yield for the class of 2012—the percentage of accepted students who choose to enroll at the University—is 39 percent, based on preliminary admissions office figures.
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Undergraduate admission to the University of Chicago is the most competitive it has ever been, according to statistics released Friday, a phenomenon administrators attributed to recent shake-ups in admission and financial-aid policies at highly selective universities nationwide. This year, a…
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