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EDII Decisions Available Online February 8


Posted by on Friday, February 7, 2014

The wait is nearly over for students applying through the Early Decision II plan…

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Admissions decisions will be available online through your MyAppVU portal beginning February 8.  If you’re a regular reader of the Admissions Blog, you know that MyAppVU is not only the best way to stay up-to-date about your application status, but also THE WAY to find out about your admissions decision (and if you’ve applied for it, any need-based financial aid award information, too).

A few important details on accessing your decision:

  • As of February 8, Early Decision II applicants can log in to the MyAppVU portal to access admissions decisions. In addition, we recently emailed each EDII applicant with a personalized URL which, beginning February 8, will lead you directly to your admissions decision.
  • If you’ve applied through EDII but have not yet created your MyAppVU account, you must do so now in order to access your decision on February 8.
  • Due to regularly scheduled Vanderbilt University Systems maintenance, the MyAppVU system will be unavailable Sunday, February 9, from 5:30-9:00 a.m. Central Time.
  • If you are admitted through ED II, please use MyAppVU to claim your spot in the Class of 2018, no later than March 1, 2014. Also, you must withdraw your applications from all other schools to which you’ve applied.
  • If you experience any difficulty logging in to your MyAppVU account, please email myappvu@vanderbilt.edu for technical assistance.

Early Decision Summary Statistics

Now that we have completed Early Decision, we are excited to share some more information about the newest members of the Vanderbilt community. It is an incredibly talented, diverse, and engaged group, and we’re thrilled to welcome them as new ‘Dores. Here is a statistical profile of our ED Class of 2018:

  • Percent of students who received one or more significant honors or held major leadership positions: 100% (Wow!)
  • Middle 50%  CR SAT:  690-770
  • Middle 50% M SAT:  710-790
  • Middle 50% ACT:  32-34
  • Percent of students in the top ten percent of their graduating class:  95.48%**
  • Early Decision Admit Rate:  23.01%

From everyone at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, thank you for your interest in Vanderbilt. And congratulations to the newest members of the Class of 2018!

**based on high schools that provide rank


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  • Monica

    how many people applied and were admitted for EDII?

    • http://admissions.vanderbilt.edu/vandybloggers/ Jay Watson

      Monica, for ED this year, we received 3,211 applications and admitted 739 for an admit rate of approximately 23.01%.

  • Monica

    Hi,
    I’m an international student who has been admitted :)
    Will I be getting a package from Vanderbilt?

    • http://admissions.vanderbilt.edu/vandybloggers/ Jay Watson

      Hi Monica. First, congratulations on becoming a part of the Vanderbilt community! Second, yes, you’ll receive a mailing in late spring with lots of information about your transition to Vanderbilt. Until then, you can use the resources in your MyAppVU account to explore many of the web pages that will be helpful to you. Again, congratulations!

      • Monica

        Thank you :)
        Also, I applied for the Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship. When will I know if I’ve been offered the scholarship? Is it on the 15th or in April?

        • http://admissions.vanderbilt.edu/vandybloggers/ Jay Watson

          No problem, Monica. Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship recipients will be notified in mid-March.

  • http://batman-news.com Dan Black

    Can you share the total number of ED applicants?

    • http://admissions.vanderbilt.edu/vandybloggers/ Jay Watson

      Yes, Dan, this year for ED we had 3,211 applications. Thanks for your interest!

  • yvette

    When you are asked what is the admission rate for ED 2 I notice you always answer the whole ED population. I would like to know for the ED 2 population was it also 23% or was it less than ED 1. Please answer this specific question.

    • http://admissions.vanderbilt.edu/vandybloggers/ Jay Watson

      Hi Yvette, thanks for your interest in Vanderbilt. You’re right (and very observant to notice) that we don’t report specific statistics from ED I and ED II. We do this because, to us, the Early Decision phase is one round of admissions. We view it as a total and report the summary statistics as a total. So, I have to disappoint you by saying that we don’t have plans to change this — we will keep reporting one admit rate for ED population. Again, thanks for your question.

      • yvette

        Thanks for your honest answer. I ask because my daughter applied ed 2 and was unfortunately rejected. We had visited school and absolutely loved it!! Amazing school and I am hoping to have one more chance with my son in a few years.. After all, I bought the sweatshirt :) I did a lot of analysis and saw that at least 500 were admitted with ED 1 based on Facebook page so only a couple hundred spots left for ED 2. She applied ED 2 and I am thinking that was a mistake and should have done ED 1. I know the candidates are amazing and it is so competitive, I am just being one of those hovering moms that is planning for number 3. One last question..she was rejected.. do you ever defer the ED or is it always just accept or reject? Thanks again and have a great weekend.. Yvette

        • http://admissions.vanderbilt.edu/vandybloggers/ Jay Watson

          Yvette, I’m glad that Vanderbilt made such a strong impression. We do not defer applicants from ED to Regular Decision. The applicant pool for ED is incredibly strong, and the RD pool is even more competitive. We do, however, accept transfer applicants. More information on transfers is available at http://admissions.vanderbilt.edu/prospective/transfer.php

          • bmsh

            Why do you say “the RD pool is even more competitive”? Based on the # of RD applicants relative to the # of remaining spots available for 1st year students? Or based on applicant ACT/SAT/GPA/extracurriculars, etc?

          • http://admissions.vanderbilt.edu/vandybloggers/ Jay Watson

            The admit rate is typically lower at Regular Decision – this is because we have many more applications during this phase.

          • Mary Lakeland

            Can you please tell me what is considered a significant honor, or major leadership position?
            Our son is an IB student, however the graduating class is only 59 students. I am worried about the top 10% stats, as this is a school full of highly competitive individuals, the top 2% in Florida, and he is in the middle.
            The classes in this school are way above the norm, as this program was rated between number 2, and number 4 in the country, consecutively, during his attendance. He does have an AP Scholar with Distinction going into Senior year, just missing the next level, I believe.
            I am hoping there is consideration given to the difference between AP Calculus, AP Physics, and lower alternatives are weighted, along with the difference in the school itself.
            The ACT score is not a problem, and he has the aside of (7) years as a successful tuba player.
            Vanderbilt has been his first choice for a long time, and reading this, I am afraid I am giving him bad advice to select early decision.
            We never had a prayer at an opportunity like this, and I feel I am flying blind, with our son’s future in the balance.
            I realize you can only say so much, however is ED the best way to go, if you are not a perfect 4.0, top 10%, and President of your class?
            I apologize for the length of my query, and I really appreciate your time.

          • http://admissions.vanderbilt.edu/vandybloggers/ Jay Watson

            Hi Mary, thanks for your question! One key thing to remember about our evaluation process is that we look at a student’s high school record in the context of that specific school. Our admissions counselors consider the rigor of each student’s academic course load, and that includes knowing the school.

            What qualifies for significant honors? These can be a wide range of achievements. Honors could be academic achievement, volunteer work, athletic achievement, or some other kind of achievement, and leadership could be for a wide range of organizations or other commitments. And, in keeping with our holistic approach to admissions, this is not a requirement.

            As for Early Decision, if Vanderbilt is truly your son’s first choice, and if you know he’d enroll if offered admission, then ED is probably a good fit.

            I hope this helps, but I would also encourage your son to contact his admissions counselor to ask specific questions. They’re here to help, and happy to be a resource for you. http://admissions.vanderbilt.edu/your-counselor/

      • LO

        When we were at an information session the admissions counselor said that EDI admission rates held a significant advantage over RD, and that it was significantly higher than EDII (which she claimed was not much different that RD). Is that not true?

        • http://admissions.vanderbilt.edu/vandybloggers/ Jay Watson

          Thanks for your question. We report our admit rate for two rounds of admission: 1) ED as a whole and 2) RD. We don’t report separate statistics for EDI or EDII. Last year the admit rate for ED was 22.5%, while the overall admit rate was 11.7%. I hope this helps clarify.

          • LO

            I know you don’t formally report the rates separately, but the admissions person at our local info session very specifically said that the rates for ED I were better than ED II and that ED rates were not much better than regular. What I am asking is whether you can confirm that is true. If official policy is not to comment on the difference, that’s fine, but I’d like to know if that’s accurate if you are able to confirm one way or the other.

          • http://admissions.vanderbilt.edu/vandybloggers/ Jay Watson

            As I explained, the RD admit rate was 11.7% and the ED admit rate was 22.5%…and that difference is arguably significant. I’m sorry that you heard someone compare ED I and ED II admit rates because that is not data that we report out. That said, ED II is typically our smallest and most unpredictable pool.

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