Yale Class of 2023 Early Action Statistics

Yale University has announced its Early Action admits to the Class of 2023. In all, 794 students earned admission yesterday to Yale this fall. These students join 55 students previously offered admission to Yale’s Class of 2023 through the QuestBridge program. These students were selected out of a pool of … 

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Columbia University Class of 2023 Early Decision Stats

Columbia University released Early Decision notifications yesterday — and what a year it was for the school’s admissions office. In all, 4,461 students applied under Columbia’s binding Early Decision policy, as reports “The Columbia Spectator” in a piece about Columbia’s Early pool. These students applied to either Columbia College or … 

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Cornell University Class of 2023 Early Decision Stats

Cornell University has released its Early Decision notifications. A total of 6,159 students applied under Cornell’s binding Early Decision program. Of these 6,159 applicants, 1,395 were offered admission. This marks an admission rate of 22.6% for Cornell’s Early Decision applicants. 24.3% of applicants received notices of deferral. By our math, … 

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Brown Class of 2023 Early Decision Stats

Brown University has released its Early Decision notifications. In all, 4,230 students applied to Brown this fall under the school’s binding Early Decision policy. Of these 4,230 students, 769 earned admission. The pool of 4,230 applicants was 21% larger than last year’s pool and it marked the largest Early Decision … 

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Princeton Class of 2023 Early Action Results

Princeton University released Early Action decisions yesterday. In all, 743 students earned admission to the Ivy League school. These students were part of an applicant pool of 5,335 students. The Early Action admit rate for the Princeton Class of 2023 thus stands at 13.9%, a drop from 14.7% for the … 

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How to Approach a Letter of Enthusiasm

When most students are deferred in the Early Decision / Early Action round, they make two fundamental errors. So what are these errors, you ask? Well, let’s spill some tea for our readers. The first error hurts their case for admission to the university that deferred their admission in the … 

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The Advantage of the Ivies

Is there a longterm economic advantage to attending a highly selective college, like an Ivy League school, as compared to a local public university? The answer may not be so simple, at least according to a recent study. In fact, the answer, according to that study, depends on the student. … 

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How to Approach the SAT Essay

In the old days, before the latest SAT redesign in 2015, the SAT essay assignment consisted of short, cryptic prompts, inspiring the creative student to heights of rhetorical and literary rococo. Nowadays, though, the SAT essay is all business: students are presented with a long, persuasive essay on a contemporary … 

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College Board’s Score Choice Policy

College Board has consistently had a Score Choice policy since the 1990’s, right? Wrong. A few years ago, College Board reinstated the Score Choice policy. Score Choice was alive and well in the late 1990’s until College Board found too many students abusing the system. And so College Board up … 

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2019 Harvard Commencement Speaker

Harvard University has announced the principal speaker at the school’s 2019 commencement exercises. The honor will go to a leader of the free world, Chancellor of Germany Angela D. Merkel. That’s right. At the 268th commencement exercises of Harvard University, it will be the leader not of the United States but … 

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