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    Outcomes Reports - Outcomes Summary Report - Results for Selected Institutions and Rating/Ranking Summaries

    This article breaks down the terms used in the Outcomes Summary Report

     

    Results for Selected Institutions
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    This section allows you to compare the admission rates for selected colleges within your school to the national average admission rates for three years.

    Global or National Rate is the publicly released admissions rate for that institution or the average admissions rate for the indicated group of schools

     

    Ratings and Rankings Summary

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    This section maps your school’s Application mix, Admittance mix, Enrollment mix, and your school’s Admission Rate (called “High School Rate”) broken down into categories dictated below. Mix means a proportion of the entire class and the percentages always add up to 100% to cover the whole class.

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    Barrons - Sourced from www.barrons.com

    CATEGORY

    DESCRIPTION

    Most Competitive

    HS rank in top 10-20% and grade averages of A to B+. Median freshman test scores generally between 655 and 800 on SAT and 29+ on ACT. In addition, many admit only a small percentage of those who apply--usually fewer than one third.

    Highly Competitive+, Highly Competitive

    Grade averages B+ to B and accept most students from top 20% to 35% of the high school class. Median freshman test scores generally range from 620 to 654 on SAT and 27 or 28 on ACT. These schools generally accept between one third and one half of their applicants. The plus ("+") designates colleges with median freshman scores of 645 or more on the SAT or 28 or more on the ACT. They are colleges that accept fewer than one quarter of their applicants.

    Very Competitive+, Very Competitive

    No less than B- grade and who rank in the top 35 to 50% of their graduating class. Median freshman test scores generally between 537 to 619 on SAT and 24-26 on ACT. These schools generally accept between on half and three quarters of their applicants. The plus ("+") designates colleges with median freshman scores of 610 or more on the SAT or 26 or more on the ACT. They are colleges that accept fewer than one third of their applicants.

    Competitive+, Competitive

    Colleges with median test scores generally between 500-572 on SAT and 21-23 on ACT. Some of these colleges require student have B- or better grades, although others state a minimum of C+ or C. Generally, these colleges prefer students in the top 50-65% of the class and accept between 75% and 85% of applicants. The plus ("+") designates college with median SAT scores of 563 or more or ACT scores of 24 or more. They are colleges that admit fewer than half of their applicants.

     

    U.S. News - Top 25+ National Universities and Liberal Arts Colleges as determined by U.S. News & World Report. Sourced from www.usnews.com/best-colleges

    CATEGORY

    DESCRIPTION

    Top 25 NAT/LAC

    Top 25 national universities and top 25 liberal arts colleges

    Top 26-50

    National universities and liberal arts colleges ranked 26-50

    Top 51-100

    National universities and liberal arts colleges ranked 51-100

    Other

    Institutions that don’t fall into the top 100 national universities and liberal arts colleges

    Admissions Selectivity - College Kickstart’s measure of selectivity as defined by a college’s global admissions rate.

    CATEGORY

    DESCRIPTION

    Very Selective

    admission rate of less than 25%

    Selective

    admission rate between 25-50%

    Less Selective

    admission rate between 50-75%

    Least Selective

    admission rate over 75%

     

    Ivy League - consists of Harvard, Yale, Brown, Princeton, Penn, Cornell, Columbia and Dartmouth.

    Ivy League + Chicago, Duke, MIT, Stanford - Ivies listed above plus UChicago, Duke, MIT, and Stanford.

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