Vanderbilt Admits 6.3% of Regular Decision Applicants Amid College Admissions Scandal

Vanderbilt Admits 6.3% of Regular Decision Applicants Amid College Admissions Scandal

Vanderbilt announced admissions decisions for Regular Decision applicants to the Class of 2023 on March 27, 2019. Only 6.3% of applicants were accepted, marking the most competitive applicant pool in Vanderbilt’s history. The university received 32,967 regular decision applicants, more than last year’s record-breaking 30,146. Although the data is still...

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Need-Blind Admissions Advantages Wealthy Applicants

Need-Blind Admissions Advantages Wealthy Applicants

Elite universities have increasingly adopted need-blind admissions, which is the practice of disregarding economic factors when looking at prospective applicants. This policy is often touted on brochures and websites as an indicator of the admissions process being inclusive and meritocratic. On its face it seems like a progressive program; prospective...

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