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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, May 16-20

Fri, May 20, 2016 @ 09:34 AM

Class of 2020 StatisticsClass of 2020 Yield Rates, Waitlist Updates


The school year may be wrapping up, but the college admissions season is just revving up for rising high school seniors! There’s a lot to keep up with before getting a jump-start on college applications, and we have everything you need to know right here!

Staying informed on the latest college admissions news and trends is key to success in the college admissions process. The admissions landscape is constantly changing, and it’s our job to stay ahead of the curve and keep families informed on what to expect. This is why we bring you the latest college admissions news every Friday!

Here are some of the top stories in college admissions and higher education news from this past week:

  1.  Colleges are beginning to report yield rates for the class of 2020, which is important because yield can set the tone for the next admissions season. Check out the yield rates for Harvard, Princeton, Georgetown, and more here and see how they compare to last year’s yield rates.
  2. Waitlisted? Students have been waiting to hear about whether or not colleges will be admitting students off waitlists for the fall. Here’s the most recent waitlist updates from NYU and MIT. If these waitlist updates are any indication of future trends, expect waitlist admission rates to remain low for the class of 2020. 
  3. What majors command the highest salaries? Look no further than STEM.
  4. Internship experience is important in high school and college. So why are college students having to pay thousands of dollars to get experience?
  5. Tuition discounting is high – meaning the sticker price of a college isn’t always what families pay. Good news, right? Sort of. While you’re less likely to pay the published price it’s still hard to determine exactly what college will cost.
  6. The Common Application announced this week it has a new executive director.

Are you keeping up with admission statistics for the class of 2020? What do you think of this year’s numbers? Tell us in the comments below!


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