Change in Rankings on Admissions Selectivity

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dfcarenza
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Change in Rankings on Admissions Selectivity

Postby dfcarenza » Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:06 pm

Understandably a rise in rankings makes the admissions process presumably more selective. However, how does a drop in rankings (more specifically from the low tier 2 to outside the top 100) effect rankings. Do they become more selective to regain their past rankings or do they tend to become less selective reflecting their new rankings?

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Knock
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Re: Change in Rankings on Admissions Selectivity

Postby Knock » Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:10 pm

dfcarenza wrote:Understandably a rise in rankings makes the admissions process presumably more selective. However, how does a drop in rankings (more specifically from the low tier 2 to outside the top 100) effect rankings. Do they become more selective to regain their past rankings or do they tend to become less selective reflecting their new rankings?


Probably not very much at all either way. I would say sliiiiightly more competitive due to more applicants in recent years, but that's about it.

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Re: Change in Rankings on Admissions Selectivity

Postby stratocophic » Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:31 pm

dfcarenza wrote:Understandably a rise in rankings makes the admissions process presumably more selective. However, how does a drop in rankings (more specifically from the low tier 2 to outside the top 100) effect rankings. Do they become more selective to regain their past rankings or do they tend to become less selective reflecting their new rankings?
Not going to make a difference. Schools take what they can get. Most schools would have to decrease their class size substantially in order to effectively implement the type of strategy you're talking about.

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Re: Change in Rankings on Admissions Selectivity

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:36 pm

This is more common with undergraduate schools than for law schools.




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