Wash U Class of 2024 Early Decision Statistics

Washington University in St. Louis recently released decisions for its Early Decision II round for the Class of 2024, wrapping up its latest Early Decision process. And as Ted Moskal reports for Student Life in a piece entitled “WU admits new batch of Early Decision II applicants,” Wash U’s Director … 

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An Early Decision Commitment Really is Binding

If a student applies under a school’s Early Decision policy, his or her admission is binding. Let’s repeat that word not once, not twice, but three times so we can effectively drive our point home: it’s binding, binding, binding. So when we read a piece today up on Inside Higher … 

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Emory University Class of 2024 Early Decision I and II Results

Emory University has released decisions for the Class of 2024 in the Early Decision II round. Across both the Early Decision I and Early Decision II rounds, Emory received 3,272 applications. And if you’re unsure if there’s a bigger advantage in applying ED I as opposed to ED II, the … 

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The Fresh Look at Legacy Admission

We’ve been writing a lot about legacy admission of late. If you’re wondering why we’ve been so focused on the practice these past few weeks, it’s because we’ve been attacking the practice of offering preferential treatment to the progeny of alumni for years but it seems we’re no longer a … 

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Income Brackets at Elite Colleges

Legacy admissions is, in our view, a VHS in a streaming world. The practice of offering preferential treatment to the children and grandchildren of alumni is more fitting an aristocracy — not an American meritocracy. And so when we came across an editorial on the pages of MIT’s newspaper, The … 

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Mike Bloomberg Proposes Ending Legacy Admission

As our loyal readers know all too well, we at Ivy Coach have been calling for an end to the practice of offering preferential treatment to the progeny of a university’s alumni base — to the practice of legacy admissions — for many years. Recently, we applauded Johns Hopkins University … 

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Trinity College Class of 2024 Early Decision Statistics

Trinity College has released decisions for its Early Decision II round for the Class of 2024, wrapping up its Early Decision process this year. In all, between the Early Decision I and Early Decision II rounds, 314 students earned admission to the Hartford, Connecticut-based institution. These students will join 16 … 

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Colby College Class of 2024 Early Decision Statistics

Colby College has now released decisions for all Early Decision applicants, including Early Decision II applicants. Between the Early Decision I and Early Decision II rounds, approximately 1,000 students applied to Colby. In the Early Decision II round, 285 students made binding commitments. By our arithmetic, this means that 715 … 

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Community Service is Not a Prerequisite for Admission

One of the core objectives of our college admissions blog is to correct misconceptions about the highly selective college admissions process. These misconceptions are so often perpetuated by high school counselors, by private college counselors, by college admissions officers, by the press, by moms standing behind you at the grocery … 

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