Admit vs. Deny...
To ensure their seats remain filled with the best blend of good students and paying customers, colleges commonly offer admission to three, four, or even five times as many students as they need each year. For example, if a college needs 800 new freshmen, they will generally offer admission to 2,400, knowing ahead of time that only one out of three will actually attend.
The top third are the most attractive and are offered funding accordingly.
What third will you be in? Do you know what you can do about it?