The College Matchup tool is from Parchment.com

The College Matchup tool is from Parchment.com

Are you a high school student who is weighing your options for college? Are you a college student who wants to see how your choice stacks up against your rival university? The College Matchup, is an interesting piece of work that lets users see how many students chose one university over another. According to the site, “A college’s acceptance rate tells you about the average applicant’s chances of admission. But you aren’t the average applicant. To find out what your chances really are, you’d have to get a broad sample of accepted and rejected students at each college.” The College Matchup is based on real admissions data shared by tens of thousands of prior college applicants. 
 
The College Matchup tool is easy to use. Simply start typing the name of two schools you’re interested in exploring. And if you just want to see how the big rivals match up, there’s a list of colleges that go head-to-head in the right hand corner. These college predictions, ranking, and recommendations are powered by 765,689 college applications-the largest application database online. The result is a powerful and elegant set of statistical predictions to give prospective students a meaningful estimate of their chances of admission to any college in the database.

Data reporting at its finest!
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