Applications were down about 20 percent at Cooper Union this year, as the institution prepared to start charging tuition to undergraduates under a controversial shift in its financial strategy. A statement from the university said that the drop was expected. Cooper Union admitted more students this year than in the past, assuming that its yield (the percentage of accepted applicants who enroll) will drop from 50 to 45 percent. Officials said that they believed the quality of the class was comparable to the quality in previous years.
- NACAC's annual report on the state of admissions runs counter to much of the hype
- Most colleges see more applications, but little change in overall selectivity rate
- The Early Word on Yield
- NACUBO survey reports sixth consecutive year of discount rate increases
- Study documents admissions trends over last 10 years
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