Facebook App Predicts College Admissions
Startup Splash Networks has released a Facebook application that predicts college admissions for high school students.
The app called AdmissionSplash, asks users to create a list of colleges, enter their academic and demographic information, and get results based on a proprietary formula. People can share the information with their friends or keep it private.
Splash Networks says it did accuracy tests with publicly available individual admissions information. With a sample of 75 students admitted to New York University, AdmissionSplash correctly predicted their acceptance 90.6 percent of the time.
Currently AdmissionSplash works for over 1,500 undergraduate schools. The app does not work for graduate school, but the company says it is working on a law school edition of the app and a med school app as well.