College Admissions Yield? Why Students Should Pay Attention

The college admissions yield is the percentage of students who enroll from the total number of students admitted to the school.  A higher yield shows the greater likelihood that an admitted student will enroll; thus, colleges will often admit less students and may have shorter wait lists, if any. So, for prospective applicants, a higher yield also means a more competitive admissions process, as colleges can only enroll the number of students they have the capacity in class seats and on-campus housing to accommodate.  In addition to measuring one’s chances of admissions with statistics, like average GPA and middle 50% SAT/ACT scores, students (and their parents) would be smart to also study a college’s yield.

For more information, see a recent New York Times article

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Jill Yoshikawa, EdM, Harvard ’99, a seasoned, 25 year educator and consultant, is meticulous in helping clients navigate all aspects of the educational experience, no matter the level of complexity. She combines educational theory with experience to advise families, schools and educators. A UCSD and Harvard graduate, as well as a former high school teacher, Jill works tirelessly to help her clients succeed.
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