Class of 2020 Waitlist Admission Rates and Notification Dates
This month’s guest blog is from College Kickstart, an essential companion for savvy college planning that uses the latest admissions data, to make it easier to craft winning college plans that are well balanced, maximize odds and minimize wasted motion. This was originally posted March 31, 2016.
For those of you that have been waitlisted at one of your top choices, here’s a list of 2015-16 waitlist statistics for several popular private and public schools, along with notification dates and links for more detail if available.
Our sample of waitlist statistics from 160 private and public institutions paints the following picture:
- On average, 17 percent of students accepting a place on a waitlist were admitted
- 58 percent of the schools admitted 10 percent or less of the students accepting a place on the wait list last year
- 41 percent of the schools admitted 5 percent or less
- 12 percent admitted no one
There are several factors driving the low rates, including the size of the waitlist (often very large), and how well a school anticipates its admissions yield.
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Waitlist Admission Rates and Notification Dates (2015-16)
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|Institution||Waitlist Offered||Waitlist Accepted||Waitlist Admitted||Admit Rate||Notification Date||Link|
|Bates||1,535||671||11||2%||typically early May – late June, no later than August 1||Link|
|Boston College||7,072||3,897||351||9%||by 7/1||Link|
|Cal Poly SLO||1,888||134||by 5/15||Link|
|Carnegie Mellon||5,526||2,835||4||0%||by 6/1 (priority waitlist candidates first)||Link|
|College of William & Mary||3,552||1,676||187||11%||status mid-June, decision by 8/1||Link|
|Colorado College||1,119||232||24||10%||most by mid-May, some as late as June||Link|
|Colorado School of Mines||1,654||236||6||3%||by 5/21||Link|
|Dartmouth||1,852||963||129||13%||mid-May to 7/1||Link|
|Emory (Emory)||3,809||1,910||45||2%||by 6/1||Link|
|Georgia Tech||3,397||2,031||38||2%||by 6/1||Link|
|Kenyon||2,876||998||17||2%||early May to mid-July||Link|
|Lewis & Clark||775||221||1||0%||late April to mid-May||Link|
|Middlebury||1,304||530||33||6%||early May to mid-June||Link|
|NC State||2,433||1,010||19||2%||by 6/15||Link|
|Pomona||842||492||38||8%||beginning early to mid-May||Link|
|Stanford||1,256||927||0||0%||update mid-May, finalized by 7/1||Link|
|Trinity College||1,766||664||16||2%||mid-April to 7/1||Link|
|UC Davis||9,033||2,733||2,030||74%||by 6/1||Link|
|UC Santa Barbara||5,006||2,910||278||10%||by 6/30||Link|
|UC Santa Cruz||3,655||1,320||0||0%||early June||Link|
|UIUC||3,008||1,875||1,015||54%||by early June||Link|
|UNC – Chapel Hill||3,144||1,513||78||5%||by 6/30||Link|
|Notre Dame||1,602||869||0||0%||mid-May to late June||Link|
|U Richmond||4,070||1,547||151||10%||5/1 – 6/30||Link|
|Virginia||4,547||2,081||402||19%||5/7 – 6/30||Link|
|Vassar||1,017||485||10||2%||early May to 7/1||Link|
|Virginia Tech||2,118||1,544||0||0%||by 7/1||Link|
|Washington and Lee||1,983||764||193||25%||beginning late April||Link|
|Wellesley||1,404||843||30||4%||3rd week in May to 6/30||Link|
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