Carol Folt Named President of USC

Carol Folt, the recently departed chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the past interim president of Dartmouth College, has been named the University of Southern California’s next president. Folt will assume office July 1st. She will be the first female president in the 139 year … 

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A Must Read for Waitlisted Students

If you didn’t receive a flat rejection or an offer of admission in the Regular Decision round, you were placed in waitlist limbo. Oh, the dreaded waitlist. Maybe you’ve been refreshing your inbox every day for weeks even though you knew the precise date and time the college of your … 

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Wash U Class of 2023 Admissions Statistics

Washington University in St. Louis has released Regular Decision notifications for the Class of 2023. In all, between Early Decision and Regular Decision, over 25,400 students applied for admission to Wash U this year. 14% of these applicants earned admission. 47% of admits are male, while 53% are female. 90% … 

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Ivy Coach on Nightline and Vice

Ivy Coach’s Brian Taylor was featured on ABC News’ Nightline discussing the SAT / ACT cheating and college athletic bribery scandal. And Ivy Coach’s Lori Sundberg was featured on HBO’s Vice News Tonight discussing her experiences evaluating applications for admission to elite universities. Check them out. And while you’re here, … 

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Johns Hopkins University Class of 2023 Admissions Statistics

Johns Hopkins University has sent out its Regular Decision admissions notifications. In all, 30,163 students applied Regular Decision to Johns Hopkins in the hope of earning admission to the school’s Class of 2023. Of these applicants, 2,309 earned admission. That’s a Regular Decision admit rate of a little over 6.7%. … 

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Trust, But Verify in Admissions

One of our nation’s former presidents, Ronald Reagan, liked his jellybeans. Who doesn’t? He also liked to say a phrase or two a bunch: “Trust, but verify.” We believe the highly selective college admissions process could greatly benefit from heeding the words of the leader who was known as “The … 

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MIT Class of 2023 Admissions Statistics

As is tradition, MIT released its Regular Decision notifications on Pi Day (March 14th). In all, between Early Action and Regular Decision, 21,312 students applied to MIT this year. Of these students, 1,410 earned admission. Admitted students represent all 50 states as well as 67 countries around the world. They … 

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Notes on a College Admissions Scandal

We’ve been writing about college admissions for decades and, as our loyal readers know well, we’ve reported on a number of scandals at elite colleges and in elite college admissions offices over the years but, no, we’ve never quite seen a scandal like the one that broke yesterday involving a … 

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Actresses Involved in SAT and ACT Cheating Plot

Not even Lynette Scavo was this desperate of a housewife! And from “Full House” to the Big House! In scandalous breaking college admissions news, “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman and “Full House” star Lori Loughlin are among 40 people charged in a plot to help students cheat on the SAT … 

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The Ridiculous Assertion That Every College Applicant Faces Rejection

One of the express objectives of our admissions blog is to debunk misconceptions about the highly selective college admissions process — misconceptions perpetuated by school counselors, by private college counselors, by the press, and, heck, by the local grocer. So when we come across one such misconception being touted, we … 

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