Record Low University Acceptance Rates

New data early reports from universities and colleges across the country suggests that there will be record lows in acceptance rates of applicants for admission to the 2011-2012 academic year.  Elite private universities such as Harvard and Stanford admitted as few as 6.17% and 7.07% of applicants, respectively.  Many public universities, such as UCLA, admitted as few as 25.28%.  These numbers, of course, indicate that there are record highs in the number of applicants seeking university admission.

The Choice blog at the New York Times has a chart showing the early data.

A related forum debate at the New York Times provides interpretation of these numbers, as well as the broader the admissions process.


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