Harvard Waitlist

Approximately 1,000 students were offered a slot on Harvard’s waitlist this year. Many will send in cards indicating they wish to remain on the list. Some will choose not to remain on the list, excited about the other college(s) to which they were already admitted. Of those who choose to … 

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Harvard University Admissions

According to an article written by Jeevan Vasagar entitled “Harvard admits record numbers of African-American and Latino Students” in the UK newspaper “The Guardian,” Harvard University is in record territory this year with its admissions statistics as they relate to minority applicants – specifically African American and Latino students. “While Oxford … 

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University Recruitment

It’s that time of year when colleges and universities are attempting to sway admitted students to attend their schools. In no uncertain terms, the tables have turned. According to an “LA Times” article published today, “As students applied and were admitted to more schools, the yield — the percentage of … 

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Ivy League Admission

There is an article in today’s “NY Daily News” that tells the college admissions story of a senior at the Bronx High School of Science. The senior, Noam Shapiro, was accepted to six Ivy League colleges, as well as Duke, Wesleyan, Northwestern, and SUNY Binghamton. It must have been a … 

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College Rejection

There is an article on “ABC News’” website today that suggests pointers for students denied by their top college choices. Here is a breakdown of the advice of the psychologists whom “ABC News” interviewed: – “Be realistic.” You weren’t the only person who got rejected. Tons were rejected. It happens … 

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College Admissions Flaws

There is an opinion piece on “The Huffington Post” by John M. Eger in which Mr. Eger criticizes the college admissions process. In fact, Mr. Eger compares the college admissions rat race to the lottery when he writes, “Is who gets admitted to one of America’s coveted universities each year … 

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Ivy League Admissions Statistics

For those receiving word of college decisions from Ivy League schools this coming Wednesday, let’s review this year’s Ivy League admissions statistics — including the number of applications to the eight member universities as well as the percentage increase from the previous year. Columbia University received the greatest increase in … 

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Deciding on Colleges

For months, you have waited anxiously to hear back from the colleges to which you applied. Was your application strong enough? Were your grades and SAT / ACT scores high enough? Did your teachers write you powerful letters of recommendation? Did you stand out from the enormous applicant pool? All … 

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Predicting College Admission

According to “The University of Richmond Collegian,” there is a new Facebook app that projects the likelihood of whether or not you will be accepted by specific colleges based on the data that you input. The application, known as AdmissionSplash, factors in GPA, SATs, extracurriculars, and various other criteria. While … 

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Double Depositing and Prolonging the Agony

For the past few weeks, colleges have been sending out their admissions decisions to applicants from across the country and around the world. The Ivy League colleges are notifying applicants today, April 1st. Hopefully, this is not an April Fool’s joke, the college has not made a mistake, and if … 

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