|By Roger (Roger) on Friday, February 07, 2003 - 07:49 pm: Edit|
According to an article in the South Bend Tribune, Applications Break Record, applications at Notre Dame surged 23%. (Note - the South Bend Tribune allows free access to its content for only a week after publication , so read fast...).
The article says apps went from 9,745 last year to over 12,000 this year. The previous record was just over 10,000. This is surely one of the biggest jumps in the elite ranks.
Reasons cited for the jump include better marketing, more financial aid, and the Ty Willingham-led resurgence in ND football.
The article also cites Notre Dame's retention rate, the fourth highest in the nation. 9,000 rejections will be sent. Last year, 200 valedictorians were rejected; this year's numbers weren't available yet.
3,000 Early Action apps were received last fall, a rise of 33%. The story also states that the average SAT of accepted applicants ws 1422, and the average rank of accepted EA applicants was in the top 2% of their class.
All in all, it looks like a banner year for ND admissions. (Bad news for applicants, though.) Could we be at the beginning of a US News "feedback loop" cycle? As the selectivity stats rise, so does ND's ranking, enticing yet more applicants...
|By ndapp on Thursday, February 20, 2003 - 12:17 am: Edit|
|By Congocross (Congocross) on Tuesday, March 04, 2003 - 01:35 am: Edit|
I only applied to two schools, University of Notre Dame and Ohio State University. This is bad news for me. But who knew this could happen. Now, Notre Dame seems to be floating further from me and I am stuck with OSU.
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