KiwiApple wrote:bigben wrote:Arrow wrote:Also, I wonder if they rejected people with super high numbers to yield protect. They must have chosen their range very carefully.
I think it's clear that they engaged in "yield protection," but not by choosing a range of numbers. They seem to have literally narrowed it down to a group of people who were committed or feigned commitment to attending the school, and just chose the highest numbers out of that crowd. Everyone else was dinged.
No. They accepted everyone with 164+ in the beginning of the cycle. Then later they started looking at GPAs too because they got even more applications.
Does "beginning of the cycle" mean just the first week? It just seems impossible that accepting all 164+ would result in 110 total acceptances out of 2,741 apps and a median of 167. They must have gauged an applicant's interest in the school and factored that into admissions decisions.