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美国大学排名的学问

(2010-09-20 01:41:01)
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2006 NYT College Preference Matchups


When college ranking becomes a science

For college ranking in the United States, US News and World Reports is probably the most famous one. Each issue containing the ranking results even enhances the circulation of the magazine with a significant margin. However, one factor that was omitted by virtually all of the ranking business and also less familiar by the general public is the cross-admit.

 

Cross-admit measures the preference of the accepted students when two college-admits were available. In another way to describe this, it is regarding the chance that the accepted applicants make decisions in favor one college over another one in the real head-to-head competition. For example, among students who were accepted by both Harvard and Yale (who also have enrolled one of these two schools), 65 percent of the students chose Harvard over Yale. Considering 75 percent student choosing Harvard over Princeton in a similar match up, Yale is the most competitive school by winning about 35 percent on the line of the direct competition against Harvard. Indeed, Yale won over Princeton with 62 percent of the cross-admit enrollment. A chart containing more information on this interesting college match up was attached. 

 

This is a situation which is very similar to the ranking system in the professional tournaments such as chess and tennis in determining their players. In the college admission field, the acceptance rate refers to the percentage of student accepted from the total numbers of the applicants and the matriculation rate or yield rate is the percentage of the students who decided to enroll in the accepted student pool. Both of these rates could be easily manipulated by the colleges themselves in gaining of the advantage on the ranking business. College can potentiate their market campaign to attract more students to apply which will eventually decrease the acceptance rate as they would like to keep total numbers of freshman the same each year, they can also reject highly qualified applicants if they believed their decisions to martriculate are less likely that will ultimately increase the schools' yields. The latter was commonly referred as the Tufts syndrome or phenomenon as Tufts University in Boston famously used it to gain a face value, Washington University in St. Louis shared a similar blame on this issue as well. However, the cross-admit rate is difficult to manipulate and is generally considered more objective since it deals with students’ own preference on individual college.

 

Every year after May 1 deadline, raw data was collected by the voluntary disclose of students’ enrollment decisions on the collegeconfidential.com. Here is an example in comparison of the cross-admits for HYP, Stanford and MIT for Class 2014. The results are self-explainable. There are total of 73 students reported their decision this year in the forum, on the left is the school they chose to attend, on the right side are the schools they have also been admitted but declined the offers. In the end, the numbers in the parentheses are the cross-admit rate. The order of the favorite school in the enrollment of these five colleges is: Yale, Harvard, Stanford, MIT and Princeton. Yale is winning overall in this small-sample survey once again as it did in the past two years. The data also matched up a phrase on Yale campus: “Harvard sucks and Princeton doesn’t matter.”

 

Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, MIT Cross-Admits for Class of 2014


Welcome to the 3rd Annual HYPSM cross-admit report.

Please post, if
1.) You have been admitted at least two of HYPSM
2.) You have been admitted to class of 2014 only, or you are a parent.
3.) Use the format:

 

[*b](SCHOOL CHOSEN)[*/b]- ALSO ADMITTED TO (HYPSM)
1.
2.
3.
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1. Stanford - also admitted to Princeton
2. Yale- also admitted to
Princeton
3. Yale- also admitted to Harvard
4. Yale - also admitted to
Princeton
5. Stanford - also admitted to MIT,
Princeton
6. Yale - also admitted to Harvard
7. Harvard- also admitted to Yale,
Princeton, Stanford, MIT
8.
Princeton - also admitted to Yale
9.
Princeton - also admitted to MIT
10.
Princeton - also admitted to Stanford
11. Harvard - also admitted to
Princeton , Stanford
12.
Princeton - also admitted to Stanford
13.
Princeton- also admitted to Harvard, Stanford, Yale, MIT
14.
Princeton- also admitted to MIT, Stanford
15.
Princeton - also admitted to Harvard, Stanford
16. Harvard - also admitted to Yale,
Princeton, and Stanford
17.
Princeton - also admitted to MIT
18. Stanford - also admitted to Harvard and Yale
19. Yale - also admitted to Stanford
20. Yale - also admitted to Harvard, Stanford
21.
Princeton - also admitted to Stanford
22. Yale - also admitted to
Princeton
23. Yale - also admitted to
Princeton
24. Yale - also admitted to
Princeton
25.
Princeton - also admitted to Harvard
26. MIT - also admitted to Harvard
27. Yale - also admitted to Stanford
28. Stanford - also admitted to Harvard,
Princeton, Yale, MIT
29. Harvard - also admitted to Yale,
Princeton
30. Yale - also admitted to
Princeton
31. Yale - also admitted to Harvard
32. Harvard - also admitted to
Princeton and Yale
33. Yale - also admitted to Harvard,
Princeton, Stanford
34. Harvard - also admitted to MIT.
35. Yale- also admitted to Harvard and
Princeton.
36. MIT - also admitted to Harvard.
37. Yale - also admitted to Harvard and Stanford
38. Yale - also admitted to MIT and Stanford
39. MIT - also admitted to Yale,
Princeton, Stanford
40. Stanford - also admitted to Harvard
41. Stanford - also admitted to
Princeton
42. Yale - also admitted to Harvard and
Princeton
43. MIT - also admitted to
Princeton
44. Harvard - also admitted to Yale and
Princeton.
45. Harvard - also admitted to MIT
46.
Princeton - also admitted to MIT
47. Harvard -- also admitted to
Princeton
48. Stanford -- also admitted to Harvard
49. Stanford -- also admitted to Harvard
50.
Princeton-- also admitted to Stanford
51. MIT - also admitted to Yale
52. Yale -- also admitted to Harvard & Princeton
53. Stanford-- also admitted to Yale
54. Harvard -- also admitted to Yale
55. Yale -- also admitted to
Princeton
56.
Princeton - also admitted to MIT
57. MIT - also admitted to Harvard and
Princeton
58. Harvard - also admitted to
Princeton
59. Harvard - also admitted to Yale,
Princeton and Stanford
60. MIT - also admitted to Harvard and Stanford
61.
Princeton - also admitted to Stanofrd and MIT
62. Stanford - also admitted to
Princeton
63. Yale - also admitted to Harvard
64. Harvard - also admitted to Yale and Stanford
65. Harvard - also admitted to
Princeton
66. Harvard - also admitted to Yale
67. Stanford - also admitted to Yale,
Princeton and MIT
68. Harvard -also admitted to Yale
69. Harvard - also admitted to Yale and
Princeton
70. Yale - also admitted to Harvard,
Princeton and Stanford
71. Harvard - also admitted to Yale,
Princeton, Stanford, MIT
72. Yale- also admitted to Harvard
73. Yale - also admitted to Harvard

 

The Cross-Admit Yields for Class 2014 in HYPSM

Harvard: 18/43 (42%)
Yale: 23/43 (53%)
Princeton: 14/47 (30%)
Stanford: 11/34 (32%)

MIT: 7/22 (32%)

 

Information provided by:
 
HYP Pathway (雅美途)
St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
 
An Expert on College Admission in the United States.
 

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