Poll on Affirmative Action

There is no topic that we cover on the pages of this college admissions blog that elicits a stronger reaction than Affirmative Action — particularly from our more conservative readers. Or maybe it’s just one particular reader in Brentwood, Tennessee writing under various pseudonyms. Hey, some fish. Others knit. And … 

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Out-Of-Staters Attending Public Universities

Interested in attending an out-of-state public university? If so, know that there are a few top universities in our nation that happen to be public schools. From the University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, Los Angeles to the University of Virginia, the University of Michigan, the University … 

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Columbia Dual Doctorate

We have an expression for young people — or not so young people — who just love school so much that they stay in school for the bulk of their prime working years: lifelong students. Well, recently, Columbia University announced the start of a dual doctorate program that will give … 

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The Vengeance of US News

Remember when we reported that Columbia University announced, after the reporting scandal, that the school would not participate in this year’s US News & World Report college rankings? It seemed reasonable enough. Columbia, feeling it needed to make a public show of sanctioning itself for its dishonesty, would withdraw from the rankings … 

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The Importance of Calculus in Admissions

Is your child who intends to apply to America’s elite universities, including Ivy League institutions, not exactly a math student? Maybe your child’s strength is literature, history, foreign language, or anything other than advanced mathematics? If so, know that you’re not alone. Lots of strong students at high schools across … 

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Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business Class of 2024

It was another banner year in admissions for Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business. Among students who will be matriculating to Tuck this fall, the average GMAT score stood at 726 — marking, for the second year in a row, a new record for the Ivy League b-school. In addition, … 

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Princeton University Class of 2026 Profile

Curious to learn about the breakdown of the Princeton University Class of 2026? You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers. The Daily Princetonian, the student newspaper of Princeton, has released its annual “Frosh Survey,” revealing key demograhics about Princeton’s first-year class. The survey also includes information on student academic interests, views, … 

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Dartmouth Drops Swim Requirement

For over a century, Dartmouth College students have been required to complete a 50-yard swimming test in order to graduate. And it’s not as though Dartmouth was the only highly selective college to require students to know how to swim in order to receive a degree. Cornell University, Columbia University, … 

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A Salute to a Columbia Math Professor

Columbia University’s historic slide down the US News & World Report annual college rankings — from it’s plum #2 position to a tie for #18 — was the result of one of the school’s own math professors shining a spotlight on innacurate data that the school presented to the publication … 

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Elite College Admissions Isn’t Random

Someone you know has said it before to you. Maybe it was your child’s high school counselor or their baseball coach or your newspaper deliveryperson. Yet no matter who says it — or how vociferously that person says it — it’s simply not true. If a student plays their cards … 

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