Outcomes Reports - What do the terms mean?

Selectivity - We use selectivity as a reflection of a college’s admission rate. We define a school as Very Selective if its admission rate is lower than 25%. We define Selective as an admission rate between 25 and 50%. We define a school as Less Selective if its admission rate is greater than 50%.

School Category - We categorize schools depending on its level of selectivity and academic performance relative to current students at that school.

Student Preference - Each student works off of a list of colleges ranked in order of preference.

Matriculation - Enrollment in a college or university.

Early Decision - Early decision is an admission plan that obligates you to attend the institution if accepted.

Early Action - Early action is an admission option that does not bind you to attend an institution if accepted.

Restrictive Early Action - REA is an admission option that does not bind you to attend an institution if accepted.  It is identical to early action, with one key addition: it also imposes restrictions on where else you can apply. The terms and conditions surrounding REA vary by school.

Regular Decision - Regular decision is the normal process by which students apply by published deadlines, with a promise of receiving an admissions decision no later than April of their senior year.  

Quintile - one of five equal groups into which a class of students is divided based on GPA.

Admissions Selectivity - College Kickstart’s measure of selectivity as defined by a college’s global admissions rate. Very Selective means an admission rate of less than 25%. Selective means an admission rate between 25-50%. Less Selective means an admission rate of over 50%.

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

Barrons - www.barrons.com

US News Top 25 NAT/LAC - Top 25 National Universities and Liberal Arts Colleges as determined by US News & World Report. www.usnews.com/best-colleges

Admissions Selectivity - College Kickstart’s measure of selectivity as defined by a college’s global admissions rate. Very Selective means an admission rate of less than 25%. Selective means an admission rate between 25-50%. Less Selective means an admission rate of over 50%.

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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