BYU, Harvard and Stanford top U.S. News list of schools with highest 'yield'
- U.S. News & World Report published its annual list of the top 25 schools with the highest percentage of accepted students who choose to enroll, referred to in higher education circles as "yield."
- Brigham Young University-Provo, Harvard University and Stanford University topped the list, and at least one school, the University of Las Vegas, saw its yield increase over the past year as it moved from rank 25 to 12.
- According to a November report by the National Association for College Admissions Counseling, the average number of schools applied to has increased in the past few years while the average yield fell.
From the article:
“Yield is an important indicator of what students think about their college choice. A high yield means that students greatly value being admitted to a school, while a low yield may mean that the school was considered a “safety” and may not have been those students’ first choice,” the publication wrote in releasing the data. ...
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