Typically the most popular topic following a decision release day is always what did the "stats" look like. So I thought for this Friday Favorite I would look back on a variety of statistical breakdowns from the release of Early Decision notifications from this past Tuesday.
First, I thought I would re-post the official admissions statistics for the Early Decision Class of 2014. I posted these during my Live Blogging post on Tuesday, but I decided to re-post since they may have gotten buried in the middle of that long entry.
- LARGEST ED APPLICANT POOL EVER = 1,155. Up 10% from last year.
- Over this past decade our Early Decision applicant pool has risen 138%.
- The acceptance rate has dropped to the second lowest rate for the last ten years. We admitted 43% of the applicants. 493 applicants will be the first students welcomed into the Class of 2014.
- The male/female ration is 54%/46% which is impressive and a rise for women in the class.
- We have 53 under-represented minority students in the admitted class which is our largest number ever.
- As far as academic interest, 32% interested in Engineering (+2% from last year); 12% are interested in Humanities (+1%); 34% interested in Natural Sciences (-4%); 19% interested in Social and Behavioral Sciences (-7%); and 3% Undecided (-2%).
- All of our academic markers are either a slight bit up, the same as last year, or the slightest tick down. The quality of our ED admits just based of academic factors continues to amaze us all.
- New York is the top state (76) for admits, New Jersey is second (71), and Maryland is third (50). Pennsylvania (47) and California (29) round out the top five. 36 states are represented in our admitted ED class.
- 41 international students from over 17 nations - both records for our ED class.
Second, I always like to share some statistics as it relates to the use of our social media tools during the relase of notifications. And by social media tools I mean this blog, our student blogs, our Facebook group, and other such tools associated with the Hopkins Interactive Web site.
- Hopkins Insider Blog stats: -- During the week leading up to the release of ED notifications, the blog averaged 925 hits a day. That is just up from the average 800 hits per day during a normal time frame.
- Class of 2014 Facebook Group stats: -- Within 24 hours, we approved 186 newly admitted students into the Facebook group. That is 37% of the admitted 493 students.
-- On the Monday before (12.14) the number of hits rose to 1525.
-- On Decision release day (12.15), over a 24-hour period, there were 8899 hits.
-- The last two days the hits per day is back to about the 800 average.
-- By this post, we have approved 63% (313 students) of the admitted students into the group.
Finally, the next big STAT question is going to be what is the total applicant pool for the Johns Hopkins Class of 2014. We won't know for more than a month, but I thought I would continue a blog tradition and have the readers vote on what they think the total will be. Look to the right and you will find the poll. To help, last year's applicant pool was 16,123 ... will this year be up or down??? Vote now.