Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Urban Legend # 1
No matter how many times we tell students that we do not have a limit on the number of freshman we can admit from a specific school, city, zip code, area, state, country or planet, we always hear "You did not admit me because I live in ...". First, we always state that this myth is incorrect, and that we focus on who is the strongest overall applicant, not what school or city the live in. Second, we do not have the time or the energy to try and break down the applicant pool in that sort of way to make decisions. I am just trying to make sure all the files get reviewed at this point! But beyond that, we really are looking at trying to make the best decisions overall while looking at everyone in the same light.
So the next time you hear someone start that rumor, please direct them to http://www.admissions.uga.edu/article/top_ten_uga_admissions_urban_legends.html and quickly shoot down this rumor!