Thursday, January 21, 2010

Henry Broaddus, Dean of Admission, William and Mary

Henry Broaddus, Dean of Admission at William and Mary, has a blog post today in The Washington Post entitled "Reading college applications."

Mr. Broaddus' insightful and entertaining article provides an eye-opening portal into the bleary-eyed realities that come with admissions work this time of year.

To read the full article click here.

On February 17-18, Mr. Broaddus will be on Casady's campus to speak and facilitate discussion at Junior College Night, as well as speak in chapel to all UD students.

The College Counseling staff is anxious to get Mr. Broaddus on campus to bring his expertise and relevant message to our whole community.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Class of 2010 Application Trends

Many of you have probably heard through the weekly UD push page about our college acceptances to date. I thought though I would fill you in on other statistics and trends that we are seeing with the Class of 2010.

What has held steady this year, like last year, is that our seniors are applying to schools that all have "the right fit" in mind.

As of 2:13 pm today, here are the numbers:

75 seniors

373 total applications to 131 different colleges and universities

4.9 application average per student

114 in state applications

259 out of state applications

54 early applications

by 31 students

The Top 10 Most Applied To Colleges:

#1 OU (60 apps)
#2 OSU (27 apps)
#3 TCU (19 apps)
#4 Tulsa (16 apps)
#5 Arkansas, Baylor, Rhodes, SMU, Wash U in St. Louis (8 apps)
#6 UCO, Vanderbilt (7 apps)
#7 UT, Trinity, Tulane (7 apps)
#8 Northwestern, USC (5 apps)
#9 UNC, Hendrix, KU (4 apps)
#10 Auburn, Belmont, UCLA, U. of Chicago, Emory, Kenyon, San Diego, Sewanee, Texas A&M, Princeton (3 apps)

New Colleges (at least one student applied to):

American Musical and Dramatic Academy
Averett University
Avila University
Cornell College
Drexel University
Elon University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Furman University
Fordham University
Lynn University
Montclaire State University
Muhlenberg College
Ohio Wesleyan University
Rider University
Stetson University
Wellesley College
Westmont College
Wheaton College (MA)
Whitworth University

Last year 65% of our seniors went out of state. We anticipate the same percentage of seniors will do the same, especially if the scholarship/merit monies continue to pour in.

Overall, this senior class has embodied a spirit of adventure that has energized all of us on the college counseling staff. Way to go, Class of 2010!