BURLINGTON, Vermont — In a corrective story May 14 about Vermont college admissions, The Associated Press erroneously reported the number of acceptances at Middlebury College for fall 2013. The correct number is 1,796, not 759, according to a school spokeswoman. The corrective story accurately reported that 19.7 percent of the 9,110 applicants were accepted.
The May 14 corrective story also should have noted that in the initial May 11 story about college admissions, the AP erroneously reported the number of enrolling applicants at Middlebury. The spokeswoman said 759 incoming students had made deposits, not 715.
A corrected version of the story is below:
UVM applications rise, but selectivity the same
UVM receives record number of applications, but selectivity the same
BURLINGTON, Vermont — The University of Vermont says it received a record number of undergraduate applications — 22,378 — for fall enrollment this year.
That beat the record 22,365 for the fall of 2009.
Of this year's applicants, 17,304 were accepted. That's about 77 percent, which is roughly the same percentage as last year. UVM administrators have said they want the percentage to drop to about 60 percent over the next few years, increasing the school's selectivity, the Burlington Free Press reported (http://bfpne.ws/147KT8k).
"We have just embarked on our strategy to increase selectivity so we didn't expect any real difference this year," Chris Lucier, vice president for enrollment management, wrote in an email. "We are confident that the pieces we are putting into place to expand recruiting and marketing will achieve our strategic goals over the next 4-5 fiscal years."
The state's most selective school, Middlebury College, has accepted 19.7 percent of its record 9,110 applicants.
A total of 2,144 Vermonters applied to UVM and 1,562, or 73 percent, were accepted.
May 1 is the deadline for students who have gotten in to commit the school they plan to attend. The target for UVM's entering class is 2,425. Middlebury's is 700.
By May 1, UVM had received 2,657 deposits from incoming students, including 627 Vermonters. Middlebury had received 759, including 41 Vermonters.