A college's admit (or acceptance) rate is the rate at which applicants are accepted. It is calculated by dividing the number of accepted students by the number of total applicants. For example, if College A has 100,000 applicants and accepts 5,000 students, their acceptance rate is 5%. 

The admit rate bar allows you to adjust the results for your student’s college recommendations based on their academic profile. By sliding the bar to the right, the colleges will get less selective. For example, if your student has a 3.0 and mid-range standardized test scores, adjust the admit rate bar to reflect less selective options. Corsava's admit rate data is compiled from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). 

Colleges often have flexibility in ranges for their standardized test scores, not strict cut-offs, so seeing a range of realistic choices can be very helpful. Many factors go into an admissions decision, from academic rigor of the student program to changing institutional goals, so we felt it was important to give you the choice in providing a wider range based on the many factors that go into a final decision. Adjust the slider and explore various options for your student based on the percentage of students admitted.  

>Learn more about filtering by Admit Rate (selectivity) versus Recommended (fit)