More Details on Cornell Class of 2025

A few weeks back, we shared the Cornell University Class of 2025 admissions statistics with our readers. Cornell, you see, has joined the group of schools that share their admission statistics a few months after most schools. And why? Well, so as not to add to the stress surrounding the … 

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Princeton Classics Major Requirements

Thinking of majoring in Classics at Princeton University? If so, know that the requirements for the major changed this past May — and not without some controversy. You see, the Greek and Latin requirements for the major have been dropped. Previously, students were required to be proficient in these languages … 

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Harvard Admissions Events to Remain Virtual

Harvard University has decided to keep its admissions events virtual through at least January 2022. That’s right. There will be no in-person information sessions or tours at Harvard through the rest of 2021 due to the spread of the Delta variant. And while there was a glimmer of hope earlier … 

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Testing Optional

Thinking about not sending in test scores to elite universities this admissions cycle? Think again. As we’ve long suggested on the pages of this college admissions blog, test-optional policies aren’t worth the paper they’re written on. All else being equal, at a school with a test-optional admissions policy, a student … 

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Colleges Care Deeply About Rankings

Ask a college admissions officer at an elite university if they care about the school’s ranking in US News & World Report and you’d be hard-pressed to find an admissions officer who suggests they care. But, of course, that’s utter nonsense. Admissions officers, you see, care deeply about rankings. After … 

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2021-2022 Prize for the Longest College Essays

It’s that time of year. Awards season. And while Emmys will be given out this weekend, we’d like to give out another award: the prize for the longest college essays of the 2021-2022 college admissions season. So which university takes home the grand prize? Is it the University of Chicago … 

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2022 US News Liberal Arts College Ranking

While it doesn’t get as much fanfare as its ranking of the best national universities, US News & World Report has also released its annual ranking of best liberal arts colleges in America. So which school topped this year’s liberal arts college ranking? Surprise, surprise. Williams College has taken home … 

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2022 US News College Rankings

US News & World Report, the maker of the most important of the college rankings, has released its 2022 ranking of best national universities. If you aren’t already familiar with the significance of the annual US News ranking, we encourage you to check out our recent post highlighting Malcolm Gladwell’s … 

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Record Enrollment at Yale

Yale University has never had a bigger student body. With 1,789 enrollees in the Yale Class of 2025, it’s the school’s largest incoming class since World War II. There are about 240 more students enrolled in the first-year class than in a typical year. And why? You guessed it. Because … 

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