Title: Quantitative Analysis of Admission Trends
Description: The Admissions staff wishes to gain insight from data into several strategically important questions for St. Olaf. These questions include: How does the strength of an incoming student's high school coursework impact his or her academic performance at St. Olaf? (and How can data confidentiality be assured when examining sensitive data from individual students?) How should St. Olaf use scores from the recently-created writing components to the SAT and ACT exams? How can St. Olaf identify new markets - clusters of students from across the country who might be likely to apply to St. Olaf if they knew more about the school? How should St. Olaf decide the number of students to admit in a given year to obtain the desired class size?
Faculty: Jeff Allen, admissions & Prof. Christine Kohnen, Stats
CIR Researchers: (left to right) Jeff Allen, Prof. Christine Kohnen, (front row) Kelly McConville,Kirsten Eilertson, Elizabeth Quin