On Affirmative Action

There was a recent opinion piece in “The New York Times” on Affirmative Action — on its merits and its drawbacks — that we figured we’d share with our readers. The piece, penned by Gary Gutting, an emeritus professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, is entitled “Affirmative … 

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Tours of Caltech

As a general rule of thumb, the more applications a college receives in a given admissions cycle, the happier that college’s admissions office. You see, the more applications a college receives, the lower the school’s admission rate will invariably be and the higher the school will be ranked by “US … 

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Tufts University Class of 2023 Applicant Pool

It’s been a record year at Tufts University for the Class of 2023. Total applications — including Early Decision I, Early Decision II, and Regular Decision — are up by a margin of 5.5% over last year’s record total pool. In all, 22,701 students applied for admission to the Schools … 

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Student’s SAT Score Under Review

A Florida high school student has accused ETS, the administrator of the College Board’s SAT exam, of racial bias with respect to its decision to hold for review her latest SAT score. The student, Kamilah Campbell, took the exam this past October but didn’t receive her score along with other … 

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Tulane University’s 2018-2019 Super Long Essay Prompt

For the 2018-2019 admissions cycle, Tulane University presented applicants with two essay prompts. The first essay prompt, which is optional, asks students why they’re interested in attending Tulane. Our regular readers are quite familiar with this type of question: it’s a Why College essay. Many highly selective colleges ask students … 

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Veterans Should Apply to Top Universities in Transfer Round

We quite often hear from high schoolers (and particularly their parents) who believe they’ve got a great shot of getting into a school like Harvard. Maybe they’ve got some B’s, a 1400 SAT score, and low 700’s on the SAT Subject Tests. They play three sports, none exceptionally well, but … 

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Colleges File Amicus Brief in Support of International Students

66 U.S. universities have filed friend-of-the-court briefs in U.S. District Court in North Carolina, voicing public support for international students and professors. The amicus briefs were submitted in response to a lawsuit brought this past October by Haverford College, Guilford College, and The New School among others against the United … 

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Veterans in the Transfer Admissions Round

On this day of the memorial to World War II naval aviator and former President George H.W. Bush, we’d like to remind our readers who happen to be veterans of America’s military that we begin working with select veterans on a pro bono basis beginning in the first few days … 

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Why Top Colleges Like Transfer Students

Why do highly selective colleges endeavor to admit a round of transfer admits each and every year? It’s simple. Transfer students often significantly contribute to a university’s diversity. You see, in the transfer round, college admissions officers at our nation’s most elite schools are able to offer admission to students … 

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