Facebook Application Predicts your chances to get into college

No matter how much parents preach that ‘getting a college will depend on one’s preparation’; a student is always in two minds in predicting the college he/she will manage to get coming fall.

Allen Gannett who had his own share of difficulties with the college admissions, knows this well, that’s why he has launched a Facebook App, AdmissionSplash, that tells students ‘how likely they are to gain admission at their school of choice’.

How AdmissionSplash calculates at the ‘likelihood of admission’ variable:

AdmissionSplash asks students to submit a short or long personal profile including quantitative and qualitative characteristics, such as test scores, grades and extra-curricular activities; which colleges consider when making admissions decisions.

The program then uses this data, along with public admissions statistics, to predict the student's chance of getting into any of the 1,500 colleges currently included. To make the prediction more concrete, the algorithm used by the software also takes into account overall acceptance rates per admission cycle.

How accurate is AdmissionSplash in its predictions:

According to tests conducted at UCLA and NYU. AdmissionSplash founders looked at three sets of students -- 88 and 73 from UCLA and 75 from NYU -- and found that they were able to accurately predict admissions decisions for 85, 91 and 97 percent from each group, respectively. --------

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