In spite of Affirmative Action policies in place at highly selective colleges across America in order to promote diversity, African American and Latino young people are even more underrepresented than they were 35 years ago on these campuses.
One of the less talked about rankings released by “US News & World Report” is the “2018 Best Colleges & Universities for Veterans.” But it should be talked about because colleges care about rankings and when they see they’re not ranked among our nation’s most veteran friendly colleges, then perhaps it’ll inspire an effort to do better, to try to do more for America’s veterans of the five branches of our military.
If you’re wondering if it’s difficult to succeed as a student at Yale, know that 92% of the faculty of the university believe there is grade inflation.
As Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security under President Obama, Janet Napolitano presided over the department that instituted the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
The University of Pennsylvania, considered in many circles to be one of the easier to get into Ivy League colleges when stacked against others, has a history of ranking better than quite a few Ivies in the “US News & World Report” rankings.
The 2018 “US News & World Report” college rankings came out today and, lo and behold, Princeton University has secured the top slot for the seventh year in a row as the top-ranked national university.
Highly selective American universities seek to admit students who will be the first in their families to attend college. These schools seek to admit low-income students, students who often haven’t had the same opportunities growing up as the more affluent students they’re competing against in the applicant pool.
It’s fall. The leaves are gradually beginning to fall of the trees, folks are starting to discuss Halloween costumes, and it’s prime season for visiting colleges.
Has the Advanced Placement curriculum historically favored the affluent? Yes. The AP curriculum consists of a total of 39 courses, although high schools tend to offer only some of these courses.
Nearly a third of Harvard’s incoming Class of 2021 consists of legacy students. That’s right. If you pick out three Harvard undergraduates at random, chances are strong that one will be the progeny of a Harvard alum.