By The Numbers (Aug. 24)


    The number of liberals for every conservative in the Class of 2011, based on self-identification on Facebook.

    p. **70 percent**
    The average acceptance rate at four-year colleges across the nation. The College’s acceptance rate this year was 34 percent.

    p. **2 percent**
    The number of students nationally who applied to more than 10 colleges.

    p. **43**
    The number of courses offered in the Wren Building this fall.

    p. **78 percent**
    The proportion of history, government and philosophy classes with no openings left. Thirty-two percent of all classes at the College are full.

    p. **39 percent**
    The proportion of fatal crashes that involved alcohol. Seventy-six percent of fatal crashes occurring from midnight to 3 a.m. involved alcohol.


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