Student Applicant - Sample Questions & Answers

Student Applicants – Undergraduate Applicants: Sample Questions & Answers


In the 2020-21 admissions cycle, what was our Yield Rate for new freshmen compared to transfer students? What is a Yield Rate? Which dashboard did you use to find the answers to this question?

From the Fast Facts section on the Undergraduate Applicants Overview tab, you can see that our freshman yield rate was 40% and the transfer student yield rate was 60%.

The Yield Rate is a commonly used admissions metric, calculated as the percentage of admitted students who submit a statement of intent to register. Note that yield rates can also be calculated as the percentage of admitted students who were registered at a given point in time, usually census.

The Yield Rate definition along with other key Student Applicant terms can be found in the Data Dictionary accessible from the Wiki link displayed on the Overview tab.

UG Applicant Counts

For the 2017-18 through 2019-20 admissions cycles, what was the trend for new freshmen applicants with an intended major of Statistics? What was the trend for students who SIRed?

Using the UG Applicant Counts report, you can see that the number of applicants with Statistics as their intended majors (new freshmen) declined from 603 to 518 (14%) from 2017-18 to 2019-20. The SIRed went from 59 to 39, a 34% decrease from 2017-18 to 2019-20.

UG Applicant Counts for 2017-18 through 2019-20 for New Freshmen in Clg of Letters & Science, L&S Math & Phys Sci Div, Statistics for Applicants and SIRed

In the 2020-21 admissions cycle, how many new freshmen female students applied to the College of Engineering?

Using the UG Apps by Multiple Fields report, you can see that there were 4,401 female student applicants to the College of Engineering.

UG Apps by Multiple Fields report with Females for 2020-21