malleus discentium wrote:
But the argument of "Chicago is smaller so more selective than H, which goes on numbers" doesn't really make sense considering that Chicago offers 836 (of which 196 matriculate) and Harvard offers 858 (of which 568 matriculate)...unless I'm missing something.
Yale Yield - 83%
Harvard Yield - 65%
Stanford Yield - 45%
Just about rest of T14 Yield - 20-25%
Not to hijack this thread, but does anyone know why is Stanford's yield so comparatively low?
A simplified model:
Yale admits 200 students -> all 200 matriculate = 100% yield
Stanford admits all 200 that get into Yale, and then 200 more -> 200 matriculate = 50% yield
Harvard admits all 400 that get into Stanford/Yale, and then 600 more -> 600 matriculate = 60% yield
A much higher percentage of Stanford admits have other good options (Yale acceptances/T14 full-rides) than Harvard admits do due to SLS's small size. This makes it possible for Stanford to have a lower yield than Harvard even if every single applicant would choose SLS over HLS.