Use with caution: results, Class of 2019

Last Updated on November 10, 2020 by Real College Matters

Hi, friends! The same applications frenzy which drives me nuts also drives me into the numbers, although I never quite know what I’m seeking when I get there.

Thanks to a website called, a lot of application numbers can be found in one place. I’ve gone back and forth about passing them along to you, because these data sets seem to launch a lot of toxic narratives. Admittedly, I’ve been the generator of more than a few. My purpose is discussing these numbers is two-fold: 1) I’m trying to get people to this site by offering my best intel—and I’m not sure anyone slices and dices the information to this extent; and, 2) eventually, to demonstrate the potential for agency a student can maintain by understanding the process and making proactive decisions to keep a college on–or off–their list.

Today, I’m just going to share the numbers…but stay tuned: in the next post, I’ll explain more!