League Tables

League Tables – Patrick Kennedy UCAS 2015

  • How do LSE and UCL don’t make the top 10 in Guardian May 2015?

  • New entrants to top places –

  • National Student Survey now feeds into the rankings

  • Campus unis e.g. Loughborough have attracted higher-quality students

  • Times-Sunday Times – 8 indicators – entry qualifications, completion rates, NSS used by both Times and Guardian, % of First or II.i, graduate career prospects, staff-student ratio, research quality (not in Guardian)

  • NSS powerful determinant (LSE and Edinburgh v low), Coventry has the best. (Hence why it’s doing so well).

  • A lot of unis very close together, hence volatility of changes.

  • QS based on questionnaire sent to academics

  • Unis consider their positions carefully

  • NSS has 50% threshold for being published. And Graduate study has 80% threshold.

Early Decision 2

From http://www.examiner.com/article/colleges-with-early-decision-2-what-does-it-mean-and-how-will-it-affect-you

Colleges with early decision 2: What does it mean and how will it affect you?

December 17, 20127:33 PM MST

Here’s how it works:

1) Most schools invite students to submit either the Regular Decision application or the Early Decision 2 application on the same day.

2) Many savvy applicants most likely applied to schools Early Decision 1 and those who received a rejection use the second round as a back-up.

3) In order the push the odds in their favor, students rejected during first round Early Decision at one school will apply Early Decision 2 at their second choice college. On the other hand, some students simply missed deadlines for Early Decision 1 or had no desire to participate. This group in its entirety now competes for the spots remaning at colleges.

4) Whether the Regular Decision and Early Decision 2 applications share the same deadline or spread about a week apart, the admissions staff tackles the Early Decision 2 pile first. Their goal: accept as many qualified applicants as possible because the EARLY DECISION 2 STUDENTS COMMIT TO ATTENDING THE COLLEGE. This greatly impacts their yields. The more « sure thing » students that colleges can admit the better.

5) With an unknown number of available spots in the class (most likely the number of spaces equal the number of over-qualified candidates who applied to the school as a back-up or safety), the admissions staff then turns to the Regular Decision stack of applications. Strategically speaking, it’s safe to assert that most students do not want to lumped into this large group contending for even fewer spots than what was available to them before the college admissions process even started.

Know the Facts

Ultimately each student must make the decisions that best serve his/her needs. No on should feel pressure to commit to a college simply so that they can gain admission. After all, whenever a students attends a college for which they have no interest it inevitably leads to disaster. However, know the facts and how the process works when making decisions over the next few weeks. It could change the course of a student’s college path.


Bates College

Bennington College

Bowdoin College

Brandeis University

Bryant University

Bryn Mawr College

Bucknell University

Carleton College

Carnegie Mellon University

Champlain College

Claremont McKenna College

Colby College

Colgate University

College of the Atlantic

College of Wooster

Colorado College

Connecticut College

Cornell College (IA)

Davidson College

Denison University

Dickinson College

Drew University

Elmira College

Emory University

Franklin and Marshall College

George Washington University

Gettysburg College

Goucher College

Grinnell College

Hamilton College

Hampshire College

Harvey Mudd College

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Juniata College

Kenyon College

Lafayette College

Lehigh University

List College, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Macalester College

Middlebury College

Mount Holyoke College

New York University

Oberlin College

Occidental College

Pomona College

Reed College

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rhodes College

Rollins College

Saint Olaf College

Sarah Lawrence College

Scripps College

Sewanee The University of the South

Skidmore College

Smith College

St. Lawrence University

St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Stevens Institute of Technology

Swarthmore College

The George Washington University

Trinity College

Tufts University

Union College

University of Puget Sound

University of Richmond

University of Rochester

Vanderbilt University

Vassar College

Washington and Lee University

Wesleyan University

Wheaton College

Whitman College

Public Universities – The Ohio State, Rutgers, Washington

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Rutgers – 65k, 3 locations, largest in US.  1776 – 8th oldest.  Big 10.

Ohio State – 175 undergrad courses, 1 campus, internationalisation, 16% international.

Uni Washington – Seattle, campus – Lake Washington – tailgating on boats.  180 grad majors.  Public health.

Public unis don’t specilaise – mission tied to state.  Research-driven – according to state mission and legislature.  Limitations or not on non-residents.

85% NJ students.

Ohio no limits.  No more than 30% non-resident.  want to increase diversity and more varied majors not just business and engineering.  E.g  architecture, dance, music.  No more than 25% out of state.

Washington – 75% must be resident.  Admit rate – 60% resident.  50% out of state.  40% international.  UCs admit to majors – Washington not.

Rutgers push to Asia, China not Europe.

Ohio regional campuses but internationals only to Columbus campus

OSU 8k, admit 2.7k, enroll 500.

UW 7.6k apply, 3k, 1000

RU 2.5, 1.7, 650.

Earlier deadlines!  Ohio state – rolling but apply early.  Lots of ways of waiving IELTS.

Admissions Rates – Update April 2014

Admission update for late April

American University : 6,927 offers out of 15,127 apps, 46 percent.

 Amherst College: 1,103 admission offers out of 8,468 applications, 13 percent.

Babson College: 1,721 offers out of 6,197 apps, 27.8% percent.

Bowdoin College: 1,032 offers out of 6,935 apps, 15 percent.

Boston College–34% admit rate (same as last year)

Boston U–34% (last year 37%)

Brown University: 2,619 offers out of 30,432 apps, 9 percent.


California Institute of Technology: 529 offers out of 6,524 apps, 8 percent.

Carleton College: 1,446 offers out of 6,293 apps, 23 percent.

Carnagie Mellon University: 4,767 offers out of 19,810 apps, 24.1 percent.

Claremont McKenna College: 613 offers out of 6,043 apps, 10 percent.

Colgate University: 2,224 offers out of 8,713 apps, 26 percent.

College of William and Mary : 4,738 offers out of 14,545 apps, 33 percent.

Columbia University: 2,291 offers out of 32,967 apps, 7 percent.

Conneticut College 36%

Cornell University: 6,014 offers out of 43,041 apps, 14 percent.

Dartmouth College: 2,220 offers out of 19,296 apps, 12 percent.

Davidson College: 1,169 offers out of 5,558 apps, 21 percent.

Duke University: 3,499 offers out of 32,506 apps, 11 percent.

Elmhurst University: 65 percent

Elon University: 5,397 offers out of 10,408 apps, 51.8 percent

Emory University: 4,616 offers out of 17,797 apps, 26 percent

Georgetown University : 3,232 admitted out of 19,501 apps, 17 percent.

George Washington University : 8,248 offers out of 19,028 apps, 43 percent.

Georgia Tech–32%

Grinnell College: 1,626 offers out of 6,056 apps, 27 percent.

Hamilton College: 1,312 offers out of 5,017 apps, 26 percent.

Harvard University: 2,023 offers out of 34,295 apps, 6 percent.

Harvey Mudd College: 510 offers out of 3,678 apps, 14 percent.

Haverford College: no figures available yet.

Howard University : 4,867 offers out of 13,714 apps, 35 percent.

James Madison University : 14,675 offers out of 23,326 apps, 63 percent.

Johns Hopkins University : 3,586 offers out of 23,875 apps, 15 percent.

Loyola Marymount: 52%

 Massachusetts Institute of Technology:1,419 offers out of 18,357 apps, 8 percent.

Middlebury College: 1,422 offers out of 8,196 apps, 17 percent.

New York University: 17,483 offers out of 52,000 apps (all campuses), 34% percent.

Northwestern University: 4,349 offers out of 33,673 apps, 12.9 percent.

Olin College: 102 offers out of 998 apps, 10.2 percent.

Pomona College: 938 offers out of 7,727 apps, 12 percent.

Princeton University: 1,939 offers out of 26,641 apps, 7 percent.

Purdue University: 57.6%.

Rensslear Polytechnic University:  6,750 offers out of 18,569 apps, 36.4 percent.

Rice University:  2,498 offers out of 17,720 apps, 14 percent.

Santa Clara University:  48%

Sarah Lawrence University:  1,214 offers out of 2,387 apps, 50.9 percent.

Scripps College: 758 offers out of 2,782 apps, 27.2 percent.

Smith College: 1,802 offers out of 4,461 apps, 40 percent.

Stanford University: 2,138 offers out of 42,167 apps, 5 percent.

Swarthmore College: 930 offers out of 5,540 apps, 17 percent.

Trinity College: 2,461 offers out of 7,503 apps, 32.8 percent.

Tufts University: 3,315 offers out of 19,075 apps, 17.4 percent.

 University of Arizona: 70%

 University of California at Berkeley: 17.4%

University of California at LA: 16.3%

University of California at San Diego: 34.4%

University of California at Irvine: 35.4%

University of California at Santa Barbara: 36.1%

University of California at Davis: 40.6%

University of California at Riverside: 56.7%

University of California at Santa Cruz: 56.9%

University of California at Merced: 64%

University of Chicago: 2,304 offers out of 27,503 apps, 8.3 percent.

University of Florida: 12,923 offers out of 12,923 apps, 44.1 percent.

University of Illinois at Chicago :  15,872 apps, 71 percent.

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign :  35,700 apps, 57 percent.

University of Maryland : 12,419 offers out of 26,228 apps, 47 percent.

University of Maryland Baltimore County : 5,808 offers out of 10,081 apps, 58 percent.

University of Notre Dame: 3,720 offers out of 17,897 apps, 21 percent.

University of Pennsylvania: 3,583 offers out of 35,868 apps, 10 percent.

University of Southern California: 9,218 offers out of 51,788 apps, 17.8 percent.

University of Virginia : 8,970 offers out of 31,042 apps, 29 percent.

U.S. Military Academy: no figures available yet.

U.S. Naval Academy: no figures available yet.

Vanderbilt University: 3634 offers out of 29,490 apps, 12 percent.

Vassar College: 1,771 offers out of 7,784 apps, 23 percent.

Wake Forest College: 3,773 offers out of 11,053 apps, 34.1 percent

Virginia Tech : 14,230 offers out of 20,897 apps, 68 percent.

Washington and Lee University : 1,062 offers out of 1,062 apps, 18 percent.

Washington University in St. Louis: 5,002 offers out of 29,211 apps, 17 percent.

Wellesley College: 1,330 offers out of 4,710 apps, 28 percent.

Wesleyan University: 2,199 offers out of 9,477 apps, 23 percent.

Whitman College: ? offers out of 3,791 apps, 39.5 percent.

Williams College: 1,150 offers out of 6,316 apps, 18 percent.

Yale University: 1,935 offers out of 30,932 apps, 6 percent.


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