crackberry wrote:ConMan345 wrote:crackberry wrote:ConMan345 wrote:Controlling for the increase in LSN users, controlling for the proportion of that increase applying to SLS/YLS, controlling for the relative caliber of the users from last year to this, controlling for the distribution of acceptances over the respective cycles, this is pretty darn useful.
(in all seriousness, most of this will be a wash, save the difference in LSN users--data on that?)
I think it's more telling about YLS than SLS. I think it's believable that Stanford still has 1/3 of its acceptances left to give out. But does Yale really still have 60 percent of its acceptances outstanding? That would be sort of incredible.
"The bulk of our admissions decisions are made this month"
From the Yale blog. If we take "bulk" to mean "most," 60% could be right
True. Wow, well that's sort of encouraging.
I doubt the percentage is this high. The Facebook group alone has 120 members, and I imagine quite a few YLS admits either don't use FB or don't care to join the group. Since YLS typically admits ~ 240 people/year, it stands to reason that YLS has fewer than 50% of its acceptances outstanding.