Post by purplehaze on Sept 12, 2019 12:41:34 GMT -5
Saw this article posted on the Bucknell board - very interesting and definitely applicable to HC's position in maintaining a highly qualified applicant pool in the future. Bucknell had to go to their waitlist for about 100 students to fill their class of '23. Various socio-economic factors are laid out in this article and the author basically says 'they are not going away'.
Anyone know how many wait listed students we took in this year, or take in during a typical year ? 100 sounds like a lot.
This year, and last year, HC was worried about having too high a yield, and an entering class size that was too large. I doubt any came off the waitlist, unless a waitlisted student had a particular talent that HC coveted but could not find in the enrolling class; e.g., an oboe player for the band.
The larger point of shifting demographics particularly in much of the Northeast and some of the Rust Belt are valid concerns.
/\ /\ Completely agree. If you are a New Yorker eyeballing Lehigh for engineering, for example, and you see SUNY Stony Brook and SUNY Buffalo are similarly ranked for engineering (and maybe 50K less per year ) it would be no surprise nowadays to pick one of the latter (provided acceptance). FWIW SUNY is now tuition free for New Yorkers from families earning 125K or less.
Last Edit: Sept 13, 2019 16:04:28 GMT -5 by hcpride