Thursday, November 16, 2017

Penn Received 6,731 Early Applications for Class of 2022

After extending the deadline for students affected by natural disasters, Penn has received a record number of early decision applications for its incoming class of undergraduate students.

The University received 6,731 applications — a 9.5 percent increase from last year's record-breaking number of 6,147 applications.

Of the students who applied, 47 percent are women, 11 percent are first-generation college students, 40 percent self-identify as students of color, 16.5 percent were educated outside of the United States, and 16 percent are legacies, which refers to students who are children or grandchildren of Penn alumni.

Applications increased in all geographic regions. International applications increased by 5 percent, making up 16.5 percent of the pool. On the domestic front, applications from the Mid-Atlantic had the largest increase of 18 percent. Both the West Coast and the Midwest also saw applications increase by a significant number of 17 percent.

Applicants from the Northeast increased by 8 percent, bringing its total percentage to 43 percent of the pool. This makes the Northeast the most-represented region at Penn.

The most-represented states are Pennsylvania, with 915 applications; New Jersey, with 785; California, with 715; New York, with 69; Florida, with 254; and Texas, with 226.

In an emailed statement, Penn Dean of Admissions Eric Furda highlighted the geographic diversity of the applicant pool.

"The breadth of the increase geographically, across the United States and around the globe, stands out to me as one indicator of the appeal of a Penn education," Furda wrote. "This is particularly telling given the severe natural disasters of the last few months which has disrupted the lives of many communities and the attraction of U.S. higher education from abroad."

The Managing Director of the College Counseling Service Ivy Coach Brian Taylor agreed, adding that there has been a trend across elite, urban universities to court students in rural areas.

"After the presidential election, [colleges] made a concerted effort to appeal to students in more rural areas," he said. "There are Americans in places where schools haven’t traditionally recruited. Schools like Penn have made concerted efforts to attract these kinds of students."

Taylor also credited Furda’s candor and outreach efforts for the increase in applicants.

“When you have an admissions officer who is so forthright about what Penn is looking for, it’s going to encourage people to apply,” he said. “I think college applicants respond to what he has to say.”

Co-Founder of One-Stop College Counseling and 1986 Wharton graduate Laurie Kopp Weingarten agreed. She highlighted Furda’s blog, page217.org, a Coursera course Furda started that teaches high school students how to apply to college, and Furda’s satellite radio program, “The Process,” as innovate ways the dean reaches potential applicants. 

http://www.thedp.com/article/2017/11/penn-ed-applicant-pool-record-high

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Yale Received 5,733 Early Applications for Class of 2022

Yale received a record high number of early applications this year, marking a steep rise in its single-choice early action application total for the second consecutive year.
In this admissions cycle, 5,733 students applied early action to the Yale class of 2022, a 13 percent increase from last year, according to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Last year, the number was 5,086, and, in the three previous years the number of applications consistently hovered around 4,700. The number of early applications received this year surpassed the previous all-time high of 5,557 in 2008. Still, Director of Outreach and Communications Mark Dunn said Yale’s outreach strategy is focused on “improving the quality and diversity” of the applicant pool, rather than increasing the overall number of applicants.
Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid Jeremiah Quinlan said this year’s pool reflects a continuation of some positive trends the Admissions Office has witnessed for several years.
“Although the single-choice early action pool offers only a limited glimpse into what this year’s overall applicant pool will look like, the strength and diversity of the pool is very encouraging as we plan to enroll our second first-year class of 1,550 students that builds on the positive trends of the past several years,” Quinlan said.
Quinlan added that, as the early action pool has grown, it has become “increasingly diverse,” with a larger number of applicants from groups traditionally underrepresented at Yale and in higher education more broadly.
This year, the increase in applications from “virtually every subgroup of applicants that the admissions office tracks,” including U.S. citizens and permanent residents who identify as members of a minority racial or ethnic group, first-generation college students and international students, outpaced the overall 13 percent increase, Dunn said. He added that the Admissions Office received applications from 49 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 98 foreign countries.
Dunn said it was impossible to draw a direct link between specific outreach programs and an increasing number of students from different backgrounds choosing to apply. However, he believes that certain programs — including mailing campaigns to high-achieving low-income students, the Yale Ambassadors Program and the Multicultural Open House — have been “especially successful in encouraging students from all backgrounds to apply.”
Earlier this month, Quinlan told the News that, for the past several years, the University has focused on outreach to students in lower socioeconomic backgrounds who “traditionally did not think of Yale as a realistic college option.”
Compared with the class of 2017, Quinlan said, the class of 2021 includes almost 100 more Pell Grant–eligible students. He added that, by the fall of 2020, he expects that the student body will contain more than 200 additional Pell Grant–eligible students compared with the student body of this past academic year.
Quinlan emphasized that these numbers do not take Yale’s international student population into account. Because Yale extends its need-blind admissions policy to internationals, he said, it is “one of the few American universities with an international student population that is truly socioeconomically diverse.”
Quinlan added that the number of QuestBridge Finalists admitted to Yale increased from an average of 75 to 80 between 2011 and 2013 to more than 160 last year. QuestBridge is a national nonprofit that connects high-achieving low-income students with colleges and other resources.
“The socioeconomic diversity of the Yale student body and the experience of our students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds are among the most important priorities of my staff in the admissions and financial aid offices and of the Yale president, provost and board of trustees,” Quinlan told the News.
Last year, Yale admitted 17.1 percent of its early action applicants.


Anastasiia Posnova | anastasiia.posnova@yale.edu

https://yaledailynews.com/blog/2017/11/15/yale-sets-new-early-app-record/

Friday, May 12, 2017

MIT Admitted 14 Students from the Waitlist to the Class of 2021

The May 1 reply deadline has come and gone, and we know many of you have been awaiting news about our wait list. During the past week, we've been waiting for all our admitted students to submit their final decisions so we could figure out whether or not we had room to admit students from our wait list this year, and, if so, room for how many.

Each year, our plan and hope is  to admit students from the wait list. This year, we had a record-high percentage of admitted students choosing to enroll at MIT (also known in admissions parlance as the "yield") of greater than 76%, which left very little space to admit students off of the wait list.

Today, around 5:00pm Eastern Time, we will email all students on our wait list their admission decision. Of the more than 400 students on our wait list, 14 will be offered admission. At that point, our wait list will close, and we will not be admitting any additional students for the Class of 2021.

Thank you for all the wonderful updates that many of you have submitted. We appreciate the time and effort you have put in to letting us know how much you love MIT, and regret that we did not have more room.

On behalf of the entire MIT Admissions staff, we wish you all the very best in college and beyond. We know you will make a huge impact on the world.

http://mitadmissions.org/blogs/entry/class-of-2021-wait-list

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

2016 Ranking of New Jersey High Schools by SAT Scores


School Name
Math
R/W
Total
1
Millburn High School
663
659
1322
2
West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South
667
654
1321
3
West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North
665
652
1317
4
Montgomery High School
663
650
1313
5
TENAFLY HIGH SCHOOL
662
645
1307
6
Princeton High School
650
652
1302
7
Ridge High School
641
642
1283
8
Dr Ronald McNair High School
647
634
1281
9
NORTHERN VALLEY REG HS AT DEMAREST
645
631
1276
10
John P. Stevens High School
646
627
1273
11
Ridgewood High School
634
628
1262
12
Northern Highlands Regional High School
619
624
1243
13
Livingston High School
622
614
1236
14
Haddonfield Memorial High School
613
620
1233
15
Chatham High School
607
620
1227
16
East Brunswick High School
620
605
1225
17
WEST MORRIS MENDHAM HIGH SCHOOL
612
611
1223
18
WESTFIELD SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
611
610
1221
19
Hopewell Valley Central High School
609
612
1221
20
Marlboro High School
610
611
1221
21
New Providence High School
608
613
1221
22
Cresskill High School
613
607
1220
23
N VALLEY REG HS AT OLD TAPPAN
610
610
1220
24
Holmdel High School
611
606
1217
25
Hillsborough High School
614
599
1213
26
Watchung Hills Regional High School
604
606
1210
27
GLEN ROCK HIGH SCHOOL
606
604
1210
28
RAMAPO HIGH SCHOOL
602
606
1208
29
South Brunswick High School
607
601
1208
30
Madison High School
600
607
1207
31
North Hunterdon High School
607
600
1207
32
Bernards High School
596
611
1207
33
Moorestown High School
601
598
1199
34
Mountain Lakes High School
598
601
1199
35
Glen Ridge High School
598
601
1199
36
Cherry Hill High School East
600
598
1198
37
HIGHLAND PARK HIGH SCHOOL
593
603
1196
38
BRIDGEWATER-RARITAN REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
603
590
1193
39
Hunterdon Central Regional High School District
598
595
1193
40
RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
592
600
1192
41
Fort Lee High School
599
590
1189
42
Summit High School
594
595
1189
43
WEST MORRIS CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
598
589
1187
44
Randolph High School
592
594
1186
45
River Dell Regional High School
597
589
1186
46
Parsippany Hills High School
595
590
1185
47
Voorhees High School
591
594
1185
48
Kinnelon High School
587
596
1183
49
Colts Neck High School
587
594
1181
50
Governor Livingston High School
587
593
1180
51
Mahwah High School
595
583
1178
52
Montville Township High School
591
586
1177
53
Leonia High School
584
590
1174
54
Eastern Regional High School
587
586
1173
55
PASCACK HILLS HIGH SCHOOL
584
588
1172
56
INDIAN HILLS HIGH SCHOOL
578
593
1171
57
RAMSEY HIGH SCHOOL
580
589
1169
58
Morris Hills High School
587
578
1165
59
Metuchen High School
579
585
1164
60
Freehold Borough High School
583
579
1162
61
Shawnee High School
578
584
1162
62
West Essex High School
582
579
1161
63
Whippany Park High School
575
586
1161
64
Pequannock Township High School
577
583
1160
65
Cranford High School
577
583
1160
66
Parsippany High School
584
575
1159
67
SOMERVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
579
580
1159
68
Montclair High School
572
587
1159
69
Park Ridge High School
582
571
1153
70
Monroe Township High School
576
576
1152
71
FAIR LAWN HIGH SCHOOL
578
573
1151
72
Point Pleasant Beach High School
573
577
1150
73
JAMES CALDWELL HIGH SCHOOL
567
583
1150
74
Lenape High School
577
571
1148
75
Mount Olive High School
583
563
1146
76
DELAWARE VALLEY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
565
581
1146
77
Hanover Park High School
568
577
1145
78
Freehold Township High School
569
574
1143
79
PASCACK VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
573
569
1142
80
Allentown High School
570
572
1142
81
Verona High School
561
581
1142
82
Manalapan High School
572
568
1140
83
Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School
571
569
1140
84
Robbinsville High School
564
575
1139
85
SPARTA HIGH SCHOOL
563
575
1138
86
Middletown High School South
574
563
1137
87
Kittatinny Regional High School
561
572
1133
88
Lawrence High School
563
569
1132
89
Paramus High School
568
564
1132
90
OCEAN CITY HIGH SCHOOL
562
569
1131
91
Wall High School
565
566
1131
92
WAYNE HILLS HIGH SCHOOL
569
561
1130
93
Cherokee High School
570
560
1130
94
HIGHTSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL
563
566
1129
95
Emerson Jr Sr High
558
571
1129
96
WAYNE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
566
563
1129
97
Clearview Regional High School
573
556
1129
98
Midland Park Jr./Sr. High School
550
579
1129
99
HADDON TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL
569
559
1128
100
MORRISTOWN HIGH SCHOOL
557
570
1127
101
Howell High School
565
562
1127
102
Manasquan High School
569
558
1127
103
Columbia High School
558
568
1126
104
Morris Knolls High School
558
565
1123
105
PHILLIPSBURG HIGH SCHOOL
561
561
1122
106
RED BANK REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
556
565
1121
107
Gloucester County Institute of Technology
554
566
1120
108
WESTWOOD JUNIONR/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
563
553
1116
109
Northern Burlington County Regional High School
553
561
1114
110
Rutherford High School
558
555
1113
111
Old Bridge High School
555
558
1113
112
Hasbrouck Heights High School
553
558
1111
113
JOHN F. KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL
565
546
1111
114
Lakeland Regional High School
554
557
1111
115
Spotswood High School
558
552
1110
116
Jackson Memorial High School
561
549
1110
117
Vernon Township High School
557
553
1110
118
Point Pleasant Borough High School
554
556
1110
119
MAINLAND REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
552
557
1109
120
Newton High School
558
550
1108
121
Seneca High School
550
557
1107
122
North Warren Regional School
555
552
1107
123
Rancocas Valley Regional High School
554
552
1106
124
CINNAMINSON HIGH SCHOOL
547
559
1106
125
POMPTON LAKES HIGH SCHOOL
559
546
1105
126
Elizabeth High School
556
548
1104
127
Toms River High School North
558
545
1103
128
Southern Regional High School
561
541
1102
129
Middletown High School North
551
551
1102
130
Woodstown High School
548
553
1101
131
Lenape Valley Regional High School
548
552
1100
132
Waldwick High School
550
549
1099
133
Ocean Township High School
547
551
1098
134
SECAUCUS HIGH SCHOOL
557
541
1098
135
Dumont High School
551
546
1097
136
SHORE REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
548
549
1097
137
Roxbury High School
545
552
1097
138
Edison High School
550
547
1097
139
Kingsway Regional High School
547
549
1096
140
Ridgefield Memorial High School
550
544
1094
141
Matawan Regional High School
551
542
1093
142
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL
543
549
1092
143
Piscataway Township High School
549
543
1092
144
HIGH POINT REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
541
550
1091
145
West Milford High School
538
552
1090
146
NUTLEY HIGH SCHOOL
548
542
1090
147
North Brunswick Township High School
543
547
1090
148
HAMILTON EAST - STEINERT
541
548
1089
149
Warren Hills Regional High School
535
552
1087
150
Hackettstown High School
545
541
1086
151
Hammonton High School
547
539
1086
152
WALLKILL VALLEY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
545
540
1085
153
Henry Hudson Regional School
535
550
1085
154
Middle Township High School
545
539
1084
155
CEDAR GROVE HIGH SCHOOL
539
545
1084
156
Gateway Regional High School
542
540
1082
157
Toms River High School East
544
538
1082
158
Middlesex High School
553
528
1081
159
Jackson Liberty High School
541
540
1081
160
COLONIA HIGH SCHOOL
547
533
1080
161
Toms River High School South
540
540
1080
162
ARTHUR P SCHALICK HIGH SCHOOL
531
547
1078
163
Palisades Park Jr-Sr High School
547
531
1078
164
Cherry Hill High School West
538
539
1077
165
BELVIDERE HIGH SCHOOL
529
548
1077
166
New Egypt High School
534
543
1077
167
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL
538
539
1077
168
Sayreville War Memorial High School
541
533
1074
169
Delran High School
539
533
1072
170
Florence Township Memorial High School
537
535
1072
171
NEW MILFORD HIGH SCHOOL
533
539
1072
172
Audubon Junior/Senior High School
531
540
1071
173
HADDON HEIGHTS JR-SR HS
533
538
1071
174
Absegami High School
536
535
1071
175
Boonton High School
533
537
1070
176
Brick Township Memorial High School
533
537
1070
177
PITMAN HIGH SCHOOL
529
541
1070
178
Cape May County Technical High SChool
535
534
1069
179
Bordentown Regional High School
540
528
1068
180
Lacey Township High School
531
537
1068
181
Cedar Creek High School
536
532
1068
182
Delsea Regional High School
533
534
1067
183
Raritan High School
528
539
1067
184
Jonathan Dayton High School
525
541
1066
185
Pennsville Memorial High School
531
534
1065
186
Arthur L. Johnson High School
529
536
1065
187
Passaic Valley Regional High School
528
537
1065
188
Barnegat High School
540
525
1065
189
Butler High School
524
540
1064
190
Lower Cape May Regional High School
537
527
1064
191
Jefferson Township High School
527
534
1061
192
Hopatcong High School
524
536
1060
193
WOODBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
539
520
1059
194
West Deptford High School
525
534
1059
195
WILLIAMSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL
528
530
1058
196
WALLINGTON JUNIOR SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
532
526
1058
197
BUENA REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
526
531
1057
198
Bergenfield High School
529
526
1055
199
South Plainfield High School
534
520
1054
200
Deptford Township High School
532
519
1051
201
PINELANDS REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
515
535
1050
202
Monmouth Regional High School
523
526
1049
203
Sterling High School
523
525
1048
204
Highland Regional High School
524
524
1048
205
Burlington Township High School
521
526
1047
206
Brick Township High School
517
529
1046
207
Weehawken High School
514
532
1046
208
Central Regional High School
526
520
1046
209
Wood-Ridge Jr/Sr High School
523
522
1045
210
SADDLE BROOK MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL
515
529
1044
211
Collingswood High School
520
524
1044
212
West Orange High School
514
529
1043
213
South Amboy Middle/High School
518
523
1041
214
Maple Shade High School
520
520
1040
215
Manville High School
518
520
1038
216
Teaneck High School
516
521
1037
217
Woodbury Jr-Sr High School
519
518
1037
218
Manchester Township High School
523
513
1036
219
Dwight Morrow High School/Academies@Englewood
513
522
1035
220
Lyndhurst High School
521
514
1035
221
Dunellen High School
511
522
1033
222
Timber Creek Regional High School
517
515
1032
223
MILLVILLE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
517
512
1029
224
Franklin High School
518
509
1027
225
Hawthorne High School
505
520
1025
226
Vineland Senior High School
514
510
1024
227
North Arlington High School
510
510
1020
228
HAMILTON WEST-WATSON
508
511
1019
229
HENRY P. BECTON REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
507
512
1019
230
Ridgefield Park Jr Sr High School
508
510
1018
231
Oakcrest High School
507
511
1018
232
UNION SENIOR HIGH
508
508
1016
233
Triton Regional High School
511
501
1012
234
Cumberland Regional High School
502
508
1010
235
Clifton High School
504
505
1009
236
Roselle Park High School
514
494
1008
237
David Brearley Middle/High School
501
507
1008
238
Lodi High School
507
501
1008
239
South River High School
502
505
1007
240
Kearny High School
503
503
1006
241
Glassboro High School
507
498
1005
242
Carteret High School
511
491
1002
243
Palmyra High School
489
513
1002
244
HAMILTON NORTH-NOTTINGHAM
493
508
1001
245
Bayonne High School
500
501
1001
246
Atlantic City High School
504
497
1001
247
Gloucester City Jr. Sr. High School
499
501
1000
248
WILDWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
510
489
999
249
Bogota Jr./Sr. High School
496
501
997
250
BOUND BROOK HIGH SCHOOL
502
493
995
251
Ewing High School
486
509
995
252
Winslow Township High School
490
505
995
253
Pemberton Township High School
492
502
994
254
Cliffside Park High School
496
496
992
255
Memorial Senior High School
493
499
992
256
Liberty High School
493
496
989
257
Harrison High School
499
490
989
258
Overbrook Senior High School
489
499
988
259
BARD EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL
493
494
987
260
Hackensack High School
495
492
987
261
NEPTUNE HIGH SCHOOL
483
499
982
262
BLOOMFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
486
490
976
263
Belleville High School
485
487
972
264
Dover High School
488
484
972
265
GARFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
487
484
971
266
CLAYTON HIGH SCHOOL
487
483
970
267
North Plainfield High School
484
486
970
268
Passaic County-Manchester Regional High School
479
486
965
269
Bulington City High School
482
481
963
270
PENNSAUKEN HIGH SCHOOL
484
476
960
271
RIVERSIDE HIGH SCHOOL
476
483
959
272
Rahway High School
476
481
957
273
Linden High School
474
482
956
274
North Bergen High School
473
479
952
275
Penns Grove High School
476
473
949
276
New Brunswick High School
479
469
948
277
Keyport High School
476
472
948
278
Paulsboro High School
471
466
937
279
Lindenwold High School
467
467
934
280
Keansburg High School
456
477
933
281
Memorial High School
473
460
933
282
Hillside High School
453
460
913
283
Long Branch High School
457
449
906
284
Hoboken Junior Senior High School
454
450
904
285
Bridgeton High School
452
442
894
286
William L Dickinson High School
458
433
891
287
WILLINGBORO HIGH SCHOOL
439
446
885
288
Perth Amboy High School
448
434
882
289
SALEM HIGH SCHOOL
422
445
867
290
Lakewood High School
437
428
865
291
Plainfield High School
428
419
847
292
ORANGE HIGH SCHOOL
422
424
846
293
Passaic High School # 12
428
418
846
294
PLEASANTVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
419
423
842
295
Trenton Central High School - West Campus
414
421
835
296
ABRAHAM CLARK HIGH SCHOOL
412
420
832
297
Trenton Central High School - Main Campus
404
424
828
298
Henry Snyder High School
405
410
815
299
Lincoln High School
402
409
811
300
IRVINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
400
405
805
301
East Orange Campus High School
396
408
804
302
James J Ferris High School
403
394
797
303
Met East High School
398
396
794
304
MALCOLM X SHABAZZ HIGH SCHOOL
392
398
790
305
Asbury Park High School
397
389
786
306
Camden High School
388
398
786
307
CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
387
392
779
308
WEEQUAHIC HIGH SCHOOL
380
389
769
309
Woodrow Wilson High School
370
358
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