Total students enrolled: 247
Current house size: 61.75
First Choices (en français):
Gryffondor = 65 (~26%)
Poufsouffle = 56 (~23%)
Serdaigle = 67 (~27%)
Serpentard = 51 (~21%)
Aucune préférence: 8 (~3%)
Second choices (in italiano)
Grifondoro: 60 (~24%)
Tassorosso: 45 (~18%)
Corvonero: 58 (~23%)
Serpeverde: 55 (~22%)
Nessuna preferenza: 29 (~12%)
Returning Students (in English, as I have run out of funny translated names for the houses):
G= 27 (~26% of current sign ups, 67.5% retention from last year)
H= 29 (~28% of current sign ups, 72.5% retention from last year)
R= 26 (~25% of current sign ups, 65% retention from last year)
S= 22 (~21% of current sign ups, 55% retention from last year)
NP= 1 (~1%)
Total: 142 (holy crap!)
Roar! 38 (~27%)
Huzzah! 27 (~19%)
Soar! 41 (~29%)
Slither On! 29 (~20%)
General Yay! 7 (~5%)
The morals of the analysis:
- Despite my fear, the houses actually aren’t that far off of one another - the distance from the least-chosen to the most-chosen is only 16 people.
- Hufflepuffs are the most loyal to the Cup and their houses, and thus most likely to stick around from term to term.
- Slytherins are most likely to be all-or-nothing: 9 Slytherin 1st choices don’t care where else they’re sorted (or, more likely, since…hey, we’re Slytherins: don’t want to play unless we’re Slytherins (I am one of those 9))
- Ravenclaws are most likely to specify a second choice. Probably because we’ve mentioned how popular that house is, and how high the odds they might be sorted elsewhere are.
Other Fun Facts:
When you arrange the houses alphabetically, as I always do, Gryffindor is first, Hufflepuff next, then Ravenclaw, and Slytherin is last
The first student, alphabetically, is aayjay, who wants to be a Gryffindor.
The person right in the center, alphabetically, is KnitforBrains. She chose Hufflepuff and then Ravenclaw.
The last student, alphabetically, is Zanahoria12, who wants to be a Slytherin
These alphabetical analogues are creeping me out a little bit.