AIM and admission????

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  1. hopeful1

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    I know that there have been previous posts regarding how many appointees were previous AIMsters; however, what percentage of AIMsters apply and do not receive an appointment? I'm sure that not every person that went to AIM applies finding out that a service academy life is not for them. There would still seem to be a large number of people left though that would still apply out of that @ 500 or so.
    I know that AIM just gives another picture of the applicant, but since the percent is available for those who get in , I was just curious of what the percent is for those who do not.
     
  2. USNA1982BGO

    USNA1982BGO Retired Staff Member

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    ^^^
    Seems to me, if I remember correctly, that at one time Admissions quoted somewhere around 40% (number in the class who attended AIM and accepted an offer of appointment). Approx. 360 +- attended AIM (~120 per session X 3) this past summer.

    Last I heard, Class of 2014 is set at 265. 50 or so slots have been set aside for CGAS and another 15 are spoken for from medical deferrals from this past swab summer. So current applicants are competing for 200 slots (46 LOAs were sent out, but remember, not everyone who received a LOA will choose to attend CGA. Some of those have received multiple LOAs from different SA). Number who have applied to USCGA are up from last year.

    Going to AIM does NOT mean you won't be offered an appointment! There are quite a few who successfully complete AIM and decide it is not for them.

    Our cadet did not attend AIM or Cadet for a Day and now is an Ensign :thumb:
     
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    USNA1982BGO Retired Staff Member

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    ^^^
    Newest literature I received yesterday (just got around to reviewing everything) states that "46% of cadets at USCGA attended AIM."
     
  4. hopeful1

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    Are the numbers significantly up for the Class of 2014 in comparision to previous years? Do you think this it due to the economy or just better advertisment from the Academy?
     
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    increased applications

    As someone involved in admissions at a large public college, we have seen the same increase. It happens every time the economy goes down. That, plus the idea that the education at a service academy is "free" I would think would tend to increase the number of applications during a down economy.
     
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    Numbers are up from last year and the expectations are that they may be up for next year too depending on the economy.

    As the previous poster stated, numbers to SA and state colleges tend to inch up when the economy sags. SA numbers also go up after major events (9/11, Hurricane Katrina, etc.)

    Worst reason to apply to a SA, the belief that it is a 'free' education. No, No, NO!
     
  7. Objee

    Objee USCGA Admissions

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    It varies from year to year, but here are some recent stats:

    Class of 2013: 512 attended AIM; 393 applied; 159 appointed; 102 accepted/enrolled
    Class of 2012: 489 attended AIM; 369 applied; 189 appointed; 131 accepted/enrolled
    Class of 2011: 477 attended AIM; 385 applied; 189 appointed; 128 accepted/enrolled
    Class of 2010: 462 attended AIM; 324 applied; 176 appointed; 117 accepted/enrolled
     
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    So for the last 4 years (using your numbers) it looks like:

    • ~3 out of 4 AIM attendees apply for admission.

    • Of the ~75% who apply, ~half of them receive appointments.

    • Of that ~50% that receive appointments, ~2/3 accept them.

    • Of the total yearly ~500 AIM attendees, ~25% will ultimately take the oath on R-Day.

    :cool:
     
  9. hopeful1

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    It is interesting to see that the numbers for acceptance, etc. are approximately the same each year in relationship to each other. The trends must stay roughly the same.
    Very interesting reading for the those of us who like to crunch numbers:thumb:
     
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    USNA1982BGO Retired Staff Member

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    After so many years in this ball game here's what I've determined.

    Disclaimer: This is only my observation and opinion, please don't take it the wrong way.

    Just because the number of SA applications is up that doesn't always indicate quality applicants. The range of applicant, academic rigor, success and solid SAT/ACT scores can swing like a pendulum (this is the most current college freshman applicants I've ever been assigned).

    Could be that SA applicants come crawling out of the woodwork looking for the 'no school loan option' (little do they understand the true cost of those 9+ years).

    VR,
    Stepping off the soapbox.
     
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