Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Admissions Numbers vs. Enrollment Numbers
UGA has just sent out a press release on the Summer/Fall 2009 enrolling class, and we are thrilled to welcome them to campus! This is an incredibly strong group of incoming freshman and transfer students, and we know they will do well on our campus.
As I have warned you in the past, though, please be cautious with statistics. For instance, the numbers in the press release are for enrolling students at UGA, not for admitted applicants. At every college, there will be a difference (some big, some small) between the admitted student averages and the enrolling student averages. For example, about 4,700 freshman are enrolling at UGA for the Summer/Fall of 2009. When some people hear we had 18,000 applicants and enrolled 4,700 of them, they calculate these odds and freak out a little bit. But if you look a little deeper, you see that out of the 18,000 applications, we then accepted about 9,000 students, and a little over 4,700 then enrolled. Sounds a little better, right?
I would suggest you look at UGA's First-Year Class Profile for more information about our freshman class, and also for some interesting facts about this group. Enjoy!