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Nov 09, 2016 06:00 PM EST

Is It True That When Yale College's Acceptance Rate Increases, Their Ranking Decreases?


Social media comments are not so favorable when Yale College announces that they might have surpassed their 7% acceptance rate for 2017 admissions in the fall. They claimed that it will also decrease the university's performance ranking. However, this is not the case as far as Yale educators are concerned.

Many alumni are trustful that Yale's progress will always be fueled by the university management's continues looking out on how they could further improve the Yale experience aside from the reported expansion program to accommodate more students. 

Like Brian Taylor, director of Ivy Coach, doubted that the expansion news can ever affect the decision-making made by families on which school to take. Expansion programs are not just the kind of topic that would entice aspiring students, implies Yale Daily News.  

The doubt on the expansion bringing in more students is not so convincing, unlike when universities win NCAA basketball titles. It is evident from reports that prospective students are lining up to apply to those winning schools, may it be freshmen or transfer students. Therefore, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky and Villanova will have good turn outs soon, as implied in the report of USA Today

Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeremiah Quinlan confirms that Yale College acceptance rate is projected to be higher this year. While 175 spots are still opening, Yale is expected to admit between 300 and 400 additional students compared to last year. 

31,455 applications are received previously for the 2020 class, with 2018's breaking the record for the 30,922 applicants. It has also increased to 30,277 for 2019 class. Analyzing these figures, it will be safe to say that at least 7.38 percent admission rate is possible.

The 7.38 admission rate will be first in five years when that happens. Yale University's average admission rate is only around 7%. This would mean that 300 to 350 more students will be admitted for college including Yale's own freshmen.


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