Ohas stirred from holiday slumber and returned to its routine, but not the University.
The students have three more
days until classes start and
n Jan. 9, most of the world
they are nowhere in sight, and on a raw winter
day, nobody’s outside who doesn’t have to be.
The admissions tour guide falls into the
unlucky category. Ten high school students and
parents are bundled up for an hour’s walk through
Carolina’s northern hemisphere.
The next week, 13,800 letters will go in the
mail representing the judgments
of 25 people who, their boss says,
“worked like dogs.” They read about 2,000 more
applications than last year, and when the second
round is over in March, they’ll have seen about
24,000 — up 5,000 in the past five years.
Just under 5,000 of these January letters bring
good news.As a group, the recipients are, in keeping with a trend of several years, slightly better than
last year’s — 2008 applicants have a couple more
points on their SATs than the 2007s, and those
admitted are a couple points
higher still. This group’s class
rank is a little better, too.