You may have heard that despite the 24% admissions rate, there were enough students admitted to the Class of 2018 to double the student body. Because we at the Thrill are not math experts, we decided to turn to the admissions staff for help in explaining why so many students were admitted.
Director of Admissions Darryl Uy explained that admissions bases the number of admitted students off of data from previous years. According to Uy, roughly one in five Regular Decision admits will enroll. The target class size is 465, so admissions subtracts the number of students admitted ED1 and ED2, and multiples the difference by five. To come up with the final number, they then add a few more students to the admit list knowing that some admitted students will get off of wait lists throughout the summer.
Uy explained that there is a lot more that goes into figuring all this out, but he gave a good basic explanation. Thanks for the help, Darryl!
So Kenyon, ignore those rumors about the NCA plot growing to the size of Bethesda, trust the ability of the admissions office to do math and hope that that 1,135 kids won’t.