Johns Hopkins admits a bamboo bike developer, among others

SocratesPost is always on the frontlines scouring the news for relevant updates in the college admissions landscape. We look for anything that can help shape our understanding of the latest trends in admissions and help our readers see the direction in which we’re moving.

Questions we explored this week:

  • Admissions decisions released: This college's admits averaged a 4.12 GPA. Which one?
  • Dartmouth MBA hopefuls, you're in luck. Why?
  • Johns Hopkins released admission decisions for Class of 2025. Who got in?

March 19, 2021 — UGA

University of Georgia recalculates all applicants’ GPA based on the grade earned in core subjects. For the Class of 2025 admits, 88% of core subject grades were As and 11% were Bs. This equated to an average GPA range of 4.00 to 4.27, with an average of 4.12. Admits averaged 10 AP/IB/Honors classes on their transcripts.

What does this mean? Since at least 40% of applicants were accepted without tests, accepted students were expected to show higher course grades (GPA) and course rigor.

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March 17, 2021 — They froze tuition for 2021-22

Annual MBA tuition at Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business was $77,500 in 2020, the highest of all U.S. MBA programs. For the upcoming school year, 2021-22, tuition will remain the same.

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What does this mean? It’s still not a small price tag. The frozen tuition won’t attract new students, but may be a pleasant surprise for existing students.

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March 19, 2021 — 7% admitted

1,652 applicants were admitted for Regular Decision, joining the 824 already accepted in Early Decision. This amounts to a 7% acceptance rate for the Class of 2025. Some admits include an Amazon #1 best-selling author, a bamboo bike developer, and a filmmaker published by National Geographic.

What does this mean? JHU’s low acceptance rate, like that of many elite schools this year, looks great for the university because of how many applicants felt empowered to apply without test scores.

Read more here.

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