Last week, the Amherst College Admissions Office sent out acceptance letters to 1,077 Amherst hopefuls out of a pool of 7,918 applicants. Overall, these numbers are strikingly different from last year’s admissions figures, with a 7.54 percent drop in the total number of applicants, resulting in a higher acceptance rate than in recent years.

It is unclear whether the decrease in the number of applicants is a consequence of the recent publicity the college received in connection with incidents of sexual misconduct.