giga17 wrote:What they meant is MIT planned to have an incoming class size of 30. Then probably based on the statistics of past acceptance rates, they expect an acceptance rate of ~33% among the total offers that have been extended i.e. they will plan to extend offers to 90 students. The fact that half the students accepted last year meant that they exceeded their target for the number of graduate students for that academic year (if they are telling the truth about wanting 30 students for that year).
So basically, there is a difference between accepts (getting an offer) and admits (actually enrolling in the institution).
hyc34 wrote:giga17 wrote:What they meant is MIT planned to have an incoming class size of 30. Then probably based on the statistics of past acceptance rates, they expect an acceptance rate of ~33% among the total offers that have been extended i.e. they will plan to extend offers to 90 students. The fact that half the students accepted last year meant that they exceeded their target for the number of graduate students for that academic year (if they are telling the truth about wanting 30 students for that year).
So basically, there is a difference between accepts (getting an offer) and admits (actually enrolling in the institution).
So what you are saying is that the AIP data is correct? MIT did send out 88 offers out of 688? I am still confused.
scintillahx wrote:hyc34 wrote:giga17 wrote:What they meant is MIT planned to have an incoming class size of 30. Then probably based on the statistics of past acceptance rates, they expect an acceptance rate of ~33% among the total offers that have been extended i.e. they will plan to extend offers to 90 students. The fact that half the students accepted last year meant that they exceeded their target for the number of graduate students for that academic year (if they are telling the truth about wanting 30 students for that year).
So basically, there is a difference between accepts (getting an offer) and admits (actually enrolling in the institution).
So what you are saying is that the AIP data is correct? MIT did send out 88 offers out of 688? I am still confused.
Not everyone who are admitted will be enrolled. They may choose to go to another school. Schools all know this so they will send out more offers than the number of available openings. Sometimes more students may choose to go to MIT than MIT expected (over-enrolled..).
hyc34 wrote:giga17 wrote:What they meant is MIT planned to have an incoming class size of 30. Then probably based on the statistics of past acceptance rates, they expect an acceptance rate of ~33% among the total offers that have been extended i.e. they will plan to extend offers to 90 students. The fact that half the students accepted last year meant that they exceeded their target for the number of graduate students for that academic year (if they are telling the truth about wanting 30 students for that year).
So basically, there is a difference between accepts (getting an offer) and admits (actually enrolling in the institution).
So what you are saying is that the AIP data is correct? MIT did send out 88 offers out of 688? I am still confused.
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