Most desired colleges in each state

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    Central Florida....really?
    I guess when you accept @50% of all applications....

    Other schools of note:
    Kentucky accepts 69% of all applications
    S Carolina accepts 61% of all applications
    Ole Miss accepts 59% of all applications
    Arkansas accepts 59% of all applications
    Alabama accepts 57% of all applications
    Georgia accepts 56% of all applications

    Vanderbilt accepts 13% of all applications
    Duke accepts 13% of all applications
    UCLA accepts 22% of all applications
    Yale accepts 7% of all applications

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/most-desirable-college-state-map-161914949.html
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    They just selected the school in each state that rec'd the most applications and deemed that number to indicate the "most desireable" school. I suspect that a very large number of seniors apply to many of these schools as "safety schools" and many others don't want to throw away application fees on flagship universities b/c there is such a small chance of being admitted. Thus, UCF very likely rec'd more applications than UF - does that mean UCF is "more desireable"? I don't think so. Is UCLA more desireable than Stanford? See a pattern here.

    Some schools, like Duke and Vandy, are truly desireable and receive a disproportionate number of applications from across the country. Whereas, their in-state schools are pulling from a smaller local population.

    Again, not much to learn here.
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    What is news to me is the high percentage of applicants that a well-known school like University of Kentucky takes.
    Other high profile basketball schools like Duke, UCLA & Kansas appear to be much more selective in their enrollment.
    When you accept @70% of everyone who applies, where is the cream of the crop?
    Even Michigan only takes 33% of those applying.
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    UCF might be more desirable than UF, but not because of education. Location maybe, but not education.
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    Michigan is a very good university.
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