Use R to Calculate and Study basic Admissions Metrics

We were talking about admit rates at work, and as luck would have it, I saw the tweet below coming out of the Eduventures conference basically the same day. More than 70% of American colleges accept everyone who applies. Only 200 colleges accept less than 50% of applicants #eac14 — Karlyn Borysenko (@KarlynMB) June 5, 2014 Because we can download full survey datasets from IPEDS, it’s fairly simple to hack something together fairly quickly to test this ourselves.