Why are grad schools so reluctant to post acceptance rates?

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InquilineKea
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Why are grad schools so reluctant to post acceptance rates?

Postby InquilineKea » Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:44 pm

They seem reluctant to post anything, but in particular, they even seem reluctant to reply to emails inquiring about acceptance rates. Why is that the case?

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Re: Why are grad schools so reluctant to post acceptance rates?

Postby grae313 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:27 pm

Because the information is already available at http://www.gradschoolshopper.com

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Re: Why are grad schools so reluctant to post acceptance rates?

Postby InquilineKea » Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:23 am

Ohhh I see. Thanks so much!

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Re: Why are grad schools so reluctant to post acceptance rates?

Postby InquilineKea » Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:07 am

Hm, are the rates here inclusive of both master's and PhD programs? A lot of the physics programs seem to have higher acceptance rates than the astronomy programs in general, but I suspect that this might be because they might be including the acceptance rates of both the Master's and PhD students.

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Re: Why are grad schools so reluctant to post acceptance rates?

Postby grae313 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:42 pm

Most schools do not have separate programs. However, if the school does offer a terminal masters program, the stats are listed separately. Astro rates might be lower because these are often smaller departments with less funding... just a guess.




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