Yield protection

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Tufts University, where the term Tufts syndrome derives its name from, has been most often accused of yield protection.[1]

Yield protection (commonly referred to as Tufts syndrome) is an admissions practice where a university or academic institution rejects or wait-lists highly qualified students on the grounds that such students are bound to be accepted by more prestigious universities or programs.[2] However, alternate theories regard the yield protection as a myth propagated by college students who failed to gain admission to elite universities.[3]

Yield rate refers to the proportion of students who matriculate (i.e. accept an admissions offer and attend the college) after acceptance to a college.[4]

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