I continue to process that data and organize it, and hopefully shortly we'll be able to look at some comparisons. I've been thinking about what I want o do with it, and here are some ideas I have come up with:
- Looking at the approaches schools appear to have taken, both within the T14, and T14 vs. the rest, since applications started to crater a couple cycles ago. Do numbers matter more or less? How about everything else? What larger trends do we see, and what school-specific approaches, if any?
- Taking at least a superficial look at just how "epic" the predicted Epic Cycle was, and does this differ from tier to tier?
- Broad comparisons of the importance of numbers for T14 vs. non-T14, and whether or not emphasis placed on numbers correlates with USNWR rankings.
- I look at two basic models, one including waitlists and one excluding them, and I'm starting to see that for many schools, the boosts increase significantly in the admitted vs. rejected only model. I'm interested in seeing if this gap correlates with the % of waitlist offers schools hand out, and seeing what we might deduce from that.
- Taking a little more in depth look at what goes on for splitters, reverse-splitters, and ED applications at each school, possibly in order to develop a list of splitter and reverse-splitter friendly schools, which may be useful for those candidates who fall into one category or the other.
- Although it'll take some doing, I'd love to get a handle on scholarship awards and what factors play a role there.
- Finally, I want to develop a page where I just explain how some of this stuff works, what I have done with the data, etc. The question someone posted about splitters on the UC Berekely page really slapped me in the face with this necessity.
Okay, that's it for now. I'll hopefully be adding more stuff soon, and in the meantime, I'll continue working so we can start to look at more interesting comparative analysis. As always, I'm definitely open for suggestions and requests!