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16 Sep 2009, 19:14
Hi all,

Please take a look at this data from BW profile page for Fuqua as an example:

Application (A) - 3122
Selectivity (S) - 30%
Yield (Y) - 46%

If you do the math (A*S*Y), the intake size comes to about 431. But BW reports full-time enrollment as 878, which is roughly double the result I just mentioned.

Now Fuqua website mentions their class size as 434, which is consistent with the math.

This same pattern emerges for all 2-year programs, but not for 1-year ones. So I'm guessing the BW data about enrollment is actually the total number of students in the program at any time (first year + second year), and not the intake size.
Could someone please confirm if that's right?

Thanks.
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09 Nov 2009, 13:34
hi

the total enrollment refers to both 1st and 2nd year students (and part time and phd, as far as i can tell). i can confirm this based on the HBS student body, which is around 1900 according to BW, but the 1st year total was around 940.
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