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    Re: How competitive has this year been?

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    yeah, it sounds like yield has been much higher in some of the hotter schools like Stanford. now that I think about my previous claim, if a school unilaterally reduces its class size, then the contemporaneous and lagged effect should be an increase in yield of lower ranked schools. I'd even hazard to guess that higher than expected yield this year, could mean that admission rates will decline in the future for certain top 10 schools as they attempt to readjust class sizes to their desired equilibrium. Why may have yield been so high? I posit one potential explanation: applicant quality may have risen but admission probabilities across top 10 schools has grown less correlated. So, you may have a smaller number of cross-admits and schools admitting students underestimate yield thinking that a larger pool of their talent admitted students will decline.

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    Not sure why yield rate is so high, we will see if we are going to have a much greater incoming first-year or not.

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    Re: How competitive has this year been?

    Quote Originally Posted by echoing2016 View Post
    It's more like something weird is going on on the demand side if they increasingly give offers to those nobody else is giving an offer to.

    Caveat: discussion based on limited data and speculations, not meant to be taken seriously
    Plot twist: Maybe the top 10 or so pool together and bid on mutual applicants. No need playing the wait game.
    Last edited by JB1; 04-25-2017 at 07:03 PM. Reason: added quote

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