TripTrip wrote:shakespeare wrote:Does anyone have an idea of roughly how many seats are still available?
That's kind of a weird question. There have been about 139 LSN admits this cycle, and LSN usually represents ~15% of Harvard's overall admit pool. If we extrapolate, that's 927 admits so far to fill about 560 seats. So presently there are an estimated -366 seats available.
Glad you asked?
I have no good reason for caring, but this question has been very interesting to me. So, here's my best guess:
Looking at prior data, they extend between 810-860 offers of admission for 560 seats, so >900 is probably too high at this point especially if a waitlist-->admit counts the same as a regular admit in enrolling class stats. There are 493 members in the admitted student Facebook group a/o today and I don't think its too much to assume that most admitted students join that group. So, using that as a baseline, here's another way to guess about available seats:
If 75% of the regular admits are on the FB group:
~657 regular admits with an anticipated 50% yield: 329
Enrolling prior year(s) deferrals (no idea, but let's say 10%) : 55
~203 waitlist admits with a higher 87% yield: 176
Again, just a guess that rests on assumptions that vary from plausible to purely speculative, but I don't think this is over by a long shot. Them loading up on interviews from the WL now says to me that they want to be primed to admit a bunch of people right after May 1. Good luck to everyone out there!