The statistic this week on the Fall 2010 applicant pool covers undergraduate institution. This year those in the applicant pool have degrees from 822 different colleges and universities.
Of course some applicants attended more than one school to complete their undergraduate degree and many applicants have also attended graduate school, which brings the total number of colleges and universities attended to well over 1,100. In a perfect world, for an Admissions Director, there would be a universal grading scale. But such is not the case and digging through grading scales is always an interesting part of the job.