Drama at Columbia Medical School Admissions Office

The dean of admissions of the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons resigned yesterday as a result of an ongoing dispute with the dean of the faculty of medicine. The dispute apparently concerned the removal of a member of the admissions committee. As we’ve learned, the dean of … 

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We Are Hiring Graduate School Admissions Counselors

          Have you previously evaluated applications for admission to a prestigious medical school? Or maybe you did so at an elite law school. Or a top business school. Maybe you evaluated applications for admission to a PhD program in art history or neuroscience. In any case, … 

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Niceness Matters at Tuck School of Business

Being nice is important in life. It also happens to now be officially important at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business, one of the nation’s preeminent graduate business schools. While we would argue that being nice has always mattered not only at Tuck but at every highly selective business program … 

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Law Schools Dropping the LSAT

Will the GRE soon be the new LSAT? We sure think so. We’ve reported in the past how more and more law schools these days are dropping the LSAT requirement for admission and instead offering the GRE as a test option. As Kathryn Rubino reports for “Above The Law” in … 

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The Law School of President Trump’s Attorney

Michael Cohen, the in-the-news longtime personal lawyer to President Donald Trump, didn’t exactly attend Harvard Law. As it turns out, he didn’t attend Yale Law either. In fact, Michael Cohen attended a law school that is deemed by many in the legal community to be among the worst law schools … 

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Best Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program

Curious which postbaccalaureate premedical program we believe is the best in the nation? That’s an easy one. Bryn Mawr College, the all-women’s liberal arts college in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, ranks #1 in our book — hands down. If you’re unsure what exactly a¬†postbaccalaureate premedical program is, it’s for college graduates … 

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Financial Aid at Stanford GSB

An external review has been commissioned by the Stanford Graduate School of Business after information came to light that the elite graduate business school was not as need-blind in its admissions policies as it purported. We previously reported on how a Stanford GSB student uncovered — through an intense data … 

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Gift to Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

It’s a happy time for the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. It was announced this week that one of the Columbia medical school’s distinguished alums, Dr. P. Roy Vagelos, the former chairman of Merck & Co., has donated a sizable chunk of change to the school — $250 … 

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Stanford GSB Fellowship Grants Scandal

Many highly selective colleges assert that they are need-blind in their admissions decision-making. They claim that they don’t factor in a student’s ability to pay when deciding upon whether or not to offer that student admission. As our regular readers know well, we have been calling need-blind admissions a lie … 

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