Class size, yield and acceptance rates
In determining one's probability of getting accepted how do the schools' acceptance rates, yield and class size come into play? For example is an applicant more likely to get into school A over school B if A and B have similar acceptance rates but A has a larger class size and lower yield than B?
- Eric Allen expert Good question @ernie Generally speaking, schools want to bring in the best candidates into their class. They do realize that top candidates tend to have other options and by accepting really good candidates, those candidates may choose to go to other schools. Some schools (top schools) worry less about yield than other schools, but they all think about it. To answer your question, it depends on class size and yield. You could have a smaller class size, but if the yield is significantly less, they may accept more people (to get to the ultimate class size they are looking for). The bottom line is, I wouldn't try to think about your chances of success based on yield/class size because it's generally marginal. Focus more on fit. If you are a good fit for a school, regardless of size/yield, you have a good chance of success. Put the chips on the schools with the best fit (academic, career, cultural alignment) and you will get the returns your looking for. I hope that helps. #mba