How can this be accurate? It looks like their acceptance rate is near 50% on this graph. Shouldn't it be closer to around 20%?
This is part of what's written underneath the graphs:
"Here are a few caveats and methodological decisions to keep in mind as you interpret these graphs:
A glance at the acceptance rates at the schools in question will reveal that most of the graphs are an inaccurate indicator of a candidate's chances of admission. In general, the graphs are skewed towards acceptances. It is possible that applicants are more likely to report a decision date when they are accepted than when they are rejected or waitlisted, or that applicants who spend time analyzing and reporting their own admissions statistics are, on average, more qualified than the typical candidate. The viewer should be aware that a graph's rejection and waitlist humps may be misleadingly low and should take care to look up the school's acceptance rate rather than drawing conclusions about his/her chances of admission based on the graph.[...]"
I guess the purpose of the graphs is to show when waves of decisions come out... the waves aren't very accurate statistically, however.