Admissions

Admit rates show the percentage of applicants that are admitted. The lower the admit rate the more selective the institution. The typical admit rate for 4-year colleges in the United States is 67%. Institutions with admit rates between 30 to 50 percent are considered selective while those with rates below 30% are considered highly selective. In contrast, it is not unusual for open admissions institutions to have admit rates exceeding 85%. Yield rates represent the percentage of admitted applicants that matriculate to an enrolled status. Becasue students are increasingly applying to multiple institutions, a high yeild rate of admitted candidates is an indirect measure of college preference.