Admissions gets more competitive

March 15, 2009 at 12:20 pm Leave a comment

I’ve been wondering whether, with a tough economy, applications to private colleges would go up or down.  It’s probably going to vary by college, but my first data point came in this week.

Washington University in St. Louis reports that they had 23,000 applications (up 4.5%  from the 22,000 last year) for 1400 spots in their freshman class.  That means they will enroll 6.1% of applicants, down from 6.5% last year.

But is this indicative of what is happening in the entire country, or is Wash U drawing more applicants because its reputation is growing or because parents figure their hefty endowment will ensure better financial aid?  We’ll have to wait and see what other colleges report.

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Entry filed under: admissions, MO, Washington Univ.

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