Stanford Computer Science Majors

Are there more males than females among Stanford’s computer science majors? Are there more Black / African American majors in 2020 than there were in 2015? Wonder no more about the answers to these types of questions as we’ve got answers for our readers! You see, back in 2015, Jorge … 

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Help for Rising Seniors Applying to Colleges

As it’s now mid-August, many parents of rising seniors think it’s too late to help their children navigate the highly selective college admissions process. Well, we’ve got some good news. It’s not too late. Now, are there some mistakes that we won’t be able to correct when students come to … 

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It Will Be Tough for the Class of 2025

Yesterday, we reported that 340 first-year students in Harvard’s Class of 2024 would be deferring their enrollment. Typically, this same figure at Harvard falls between 80 to 110 students. So if Harvard’s 340 first-year students who will be deferring their enrollment serves as a bellwether for other elite universities, well, … 

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Harvard Fall Enrollment

We’ve got some fall enrollment figures for Harvard University that have come in. As The Harvard Crimson reports, more than 20% of undergraduates at Harvard will not be enrolling this fall. Additionally, more than 20% of students in the incoming Class of 2024 have chosen to defer their enrollment — … 

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Williams College Fall Enrollment

Williams College recently released its fall enrollment data — and it’s rather alarming. As students across America and around the world make decisions about their fall plans with the threat of COVID-19 hanging over their heads, it’s come to light that students who intend to be on-campus this fall at … 

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The PR Spin of Colleges

File this one as too cute. The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) — to which we are a member — recently put out a press release entitled “Nearly 400 NACAC-Member Colleges and Universities Affirm Test-Optional Means Test-Optional.” In the release, NACAC writes, “Nearly 400 college and university members … 

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What Optional Means in Highly Selective College Admissions

Are you wondering what the term optional means in the context of highly selective college admissions? To put it simply, in most instances, optional means do it. If a school asks applicants to write an optional 250-word essay, write it. If a school asks applicants to submit SAT Subject Test … 

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A Nightmarish Year for College Board and ACT

Just how bad of a year has 2020 been for College Board, the maker of the SAT, the SAT Subject Tests, and the AP Tests, and ACT, the maker of its eponymous exam? Let’s just say it’s been their worst nightmare. You see, each and every year, a select number … 

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Yale Enrollment for Fall 2020

Back in early July, we announced Yale’s plans to re-open this fall. To recap, all students were invited to return to campus for at least part of the 2020-2021 academic year. First-year students were invited to campus in the fall, while they’d be off-campus for the spring. Sophomores will be … 

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Helicopter Parents at Harvard

Helicopter parents are alive and well at Harvard University. Apparently, a group of parents of members of Harvard’s Class of 2022 have organized to urge the university to decrease tuition in light of online instruction, change leave of absence policies, and better express why only a limited number of students … 

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