gitguy wrote:In light of the big offers going out to those with T-20 numbers, and the fact that they keep making unsolicited increases on those offers despite not having responded to half of applicants tells me that apps are way down for UCI and they are really trying to lock those numbers in.
Incorrect. For the Mouth of Chem, as of a month or two ago ago (right when all the articles came out about 'lowest applications since whenever') we were one of only four schools in the country to have more applicants than last year (and we hadn't even hit peek application time yet).
A few questions on that. Did he specify as to whether applications are up significantly, or just more than last year? Also, the other piece of the application decline story is that the sharpest decline has been in people with LSAT scores north of the 90th percentile, which is what UCI is looking for.
Maybe they are getting more applications overall, but are they the ones UCI is looking for? They are being awfully generous to this first batch of admits, and if LSN is at all representative of overall apps (which it may very well not be), it doesn't look like they are being overwhelmed.