What Happens When a College Accepts Too Many Students?
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Suhauna Hussain, The Chronicle of Higher Education
In May, the University of California at Irvine found itself in a tough spot: Some 7,100 incoming freshmen had accepted admission offers for the fall—850 more than the university had expected.
Admissions yield rates have become increasingly unpredictable over the past decade, experts say, and the issue of over or underenrollment isn’t limited to Irvine.