sanetruth wrote:It just seems as though EDing to Mich with decent numbers is less of a safe bet than at any other school (with decent numbers relative to those schools too). I've heard michigan specifically states they have an abnormally small ED class, but i'm just surprised based on this years statistics how few were even accepted out of the pool. As a percentage, I'd wager that its smaller than any other T14.
All EDers are summer starters. There are about 90 summer starters each year, and according to Dean Z's blog, less than half are EDers (informally, I've heard about a third, so about 30-40 admitted EDers a year). I don't know how many apply or how many apply and are accepted at other schools though.http://www.law.umich.edu/connection/a2z ... aspx?ID=35
I've also spoken to Mich's Admissions people about ED -> RD and in conjunction with what Dean Z says in her blog post above, her feeling seems to be she doesn't want to bind people to Michigan and prefers to accept people through RD so they have choices. Believe what you will though. A cynic might say they're just being conservative and holding out for candidates with higher stats during the regular cycle, but I think given her post there and her later reaction to someone claiming to be forced into enrolling at Mich despite having a desire to go to UF it at least sounds like that's a reason a lot of people are rolled over.