2011 Early Decision I Mailing Day – The Letters are Out
I am thrilled to report that decision letters left 2305 West End Avenue this afternoon, and are now on their way to Early Decision I applicants. If you have been a long-time reader of our blog, you have read past mailing day posts detailing the academic quality, diversity, balance, and overall leadership of our classes. This year’s class of 2015 is once again shaping up to be one of the strongest in Vanderbilt’s history.
While it is our practice only to release a full statistics report for ED I & II together in February, I can provide some preliminary details regarding this exciting new group of Commodores:
- As published in the New York Times Choice Blog, early indications show a healthy double-digit increase in applications for Vanderbilt’s early decision class.
- The reputation of Vanderbilt as one of the most diverse highly-selective universities in the country is growing, with nearly all aspects of diversity (intellectual, multicultural, geographic, etc) increasing among students in our early decision applicant pool.
- This year’s ED class distinguishes themselves with a balance of personal and leadership abilities: 97% of all admitted students received at least one significant honor and/or held a key leadership position in their high school or community.
A few days ago, Kylie posted some practical details about the ED I mailing, as well as other information for applicants. For students who will be getting news that is tough to handle, I wrote a piece for this blog called Wave on Wave a couple of years ago about my own dealing with bad news that I now offer up to you. I hope that it helps.
For all newly admitted students, congratulations and welcome! Subscribe to our RSS feed as we will be posting some exciting information very soon.