Lebrarian_Booker wrote:zman wrote:They are waiting for more withdrawals so they can beef up their acceptance rate.
Hmmm...don't think that's how it works. Once someone applies they are an applicant, whether they withdraw or not.
admits/applicants = acceptance rate
"applicants" is not affected by withdrawals
this means "admits" will have the same effect on acceptance rate whether you do it now or later
You are missing the point.. IF someone they have not yet made a decision on withdraws and commits to another school they will reject him even though his stats merit an acceptance. SO let's say someone has a 169 and 3.76 and NYU accepts him and he committs to them on the spot before USC made a decision. USC will likely reject later because there is zero chance he will go to USC so why accept him and hurt your acceptance rate?