And a related question: has the number of students shrunk? Or, is there a glut of students who deferred with Covid who are reapplying?
Anecdotally, 5 of the 6 other missionaries in my son’s MTC district just got rejected (as freshman applicants, or transfers). My son went to NAU before and is returning to NAU. My daughter is at NAU and is going an extra semester after her freshman year ends before her mission to hopefully allow more Covid wreckage to be cleared away (she really is hoping for a real mission and not a Facebook mission). Several of her friends from the student wards had applied to transfer to BYU, and were bummed because they were rejected.
It just seems like the “batting average” of kids my family knows trying to get into BYU has historically been a lot higher. Also, I thought it was supposed to be easier to be accepted as a transfer, especially as a returning missionary.
Our family has soured on BYU as a school, but still roots for BYU in sports, so we don’t have a personal stake in this. I’m just curious if there are a slew of others being rejected right now.