Prior Year Cut-off Numbers

Students often request prior year cut off numbers in order to gauge what residences they are likely to get into with the tier they plan to use in the Draw. Specific cut off numbers for residences are provided below along with some aggregate information.

Important Information About Prior Year Cut-Off Numbers

  • Cut-off numbers can vary from year to year so it is unreliable to base residence choices on this information. A residence that went Tier 1 last year may go Tier 2 or 3 the following year if students allow cut off numbers to influence their housing choices and they omit that residence from their housing list because they believe their Draw number will not be low enough to get into that residence.
  • The Draw Task Force determined that students are more likely to receive a preferred housing choice if they simply list every residence and room type in order of their individual/group preference. If students list choices based on where they think they can get in, they have a lower chance of actually being assigned to their preferred housing.
  • While students receive advice about the Draw from many sources, Student Housing advises students to simply make a robust list of housing choices and not let preconceived notions about cut off numbers drive residence choices.

Aggregate Information

The following charts show tier breakdowns for various residential areas/complexes. These statistics were taken right after the Draw in the years indicated. Exempt assignments (staff members and preassigned students) are omitted from these statistics as exempt students do not go through the traditional Draw.

 Tier Usage per Residential Draw 2012 

 Tier Usage per Residential Draw 2012 

 Row House Tiers Draw 2012 

 Row House Tiers Draw 2012 

Cut-off Numbers

Click a year below to view that year's cut off numbers.

Draw 2013 Men

Draw 2013 Women

Draw 2012 Men

Draw 2012 Women

Draw 2011 Men

Draw 2011 Women

Draw 2010 Men and Women

Last modified Tue, 4 Mar, 2014 at 10:17