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Mentoring greatly improves graduates’ admissions
July 25, 2013

Kay Brothers and students

Kay Brothers works with students in 2012.

PULLMAN, Wash. – WSU had a 100 percent dental school acceptance rate among applicants who had been mentored in the WSU Pre-Health and STEM Education (PHASE) office. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
“We’ve never had 100 percent for dental before,” said Kay Brothers, director of pre-medical and pre-dental advising.

Among pre-pharmacy students mentored through PHASE, 27 students (87 percent) were accepted into pharmacy graduate schools; 23 pre-medical students mentored (79 percent) received offers from medical schools; and eight WSU pre-dental student (100 percent) were accepted into … » More …

How does WSU compare?
September 2, 2005

Harvard recently topped the Ivy League list as the university with the lowest student acceptance rate, according to an article in Newsweek. Coming in at only 9.1 percent, with a record 22,796 applications, its selectivity — and competitiveness — has never been tougher … or so it seems. To get a better understanding of what this really means for WSU — which has an acceptance rate of about 75 percent (out of 9,463 applicants in 2004) — let’s break it down a little. Acceptance rate indicates the number of students accepted for admission to a university from the pool of applicants. Enrollment yield is the … » More …