Understanding a School’s Profile on College Raptor: Admissions Tab

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In the admissions tab found within a school’s page on College Raptor is a lot of information regarding admission to that school. College Raptor calculates your estimated odds of admission based on the information you provide when you create a profile. This can help you determine a good variety of schools to apply to; you wouldn’t want to only apply to schools that are going to be tough to get into. Let’s look at this page from the top down.

Near the top, you’ll see your estimated odds of admission. That is based on your test scores and grades from high school compared to students currently attending that school. There is also an academic match. That tells you how your academic criteria (test scores, GPA, majors) match to typical students at this school. Beyond that, we include the match category of the school for you. We match you to every school, but to different degrees. You can find our explanation when you scroll over the question mark box next to the match category.

In the next section, you’ll find your ACT or SAT scores (or both) compared to the 25th and 75th percentile scores of the previously admitted freshman class at that school. Besides seeing your overall score in comparison to the averages, you’ll also see how your score pars up against the others in the specific subject tests.

The page then breaks down the first-year admission statistics by the number of applications, gender, acceptance rate, and yield rate. The yield is the percentage of students who are accepted and end up attending the university.

Lastly, there is a section on application fees and other admissions requirements the school may have. This can include information on whether or not the school accepts dual-credit or Advanced Placement classes. It also includes any requirements such as GPA, class rank, transcripts, and more. Head over to our college match tool to get matched with the best schools for you. Start exploring the school’s page right away!

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