Harvard Rescinds Acceptance of a Parkland Grad

There are many folks out there who believe that our nation’s elite colleges, like the Ivy League colleges, only seek to admit liberal students. That, of course, is a false narrative. To buttress this narrative, many argue that these schools are bastions of liberalism. And they’re not wrong. Ivy League … 

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Cornell Appoints VP for Enrollment

Cornell University recently announced the appointment of Jonathan Burdick as its vice provost for enrollment initiatives and college dean of admissions and financial aid. It’s a title that is quite the mouthful if you ask us but it all essentially boils down to Burdick taking charge of Cornell’s admissions office. … 

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Dartmouth Senior Survey

At many of our nation’s elite universities, graduating seniors complete surveys before commencement exercises. These surveys are a great way for institutions to check in on what’s working, what’s not working, what needs to be changed, and what doesn’t need to be changed — from campus dining services to safety … 

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The Merits of Affirmative Action

We came across a terrific editorial on the pages of The Harvard Crimson authored by the paper’s Editorial Board that we figured we’d share with our readers. The piece, entitled “What Admission to Harvard Really Means,” shines a light on Harvard’s leading role in ushering in an era of diversity … 

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Open Curriculum at Brown University

Brown University is well known for its Open Curriculum. Maybe you’re not familiar with Brown’s Open Curriculum. Or maybe you are. Maybe you know that Brown is famous for offering some strange courses through the years — from “Race, Class, and Girlhood” to “Kitchen Chemistry” to “Methods for Extraction and … 

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The Cost of an Ivy League Education

Are you curious which Ivy League school currently costs the most to attend? Well, hopefully this question hasn’t been keeping you up at night — but if it has been, we’ve got the answer for you. As reports Ivan De Luce for Business Insider in a piece entitled “Every Ivy … 

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Princeton Admits 13 Transfer Students

Last year, Princeton University reinstated a transfer admissions process for the first time since 1990. The university had long been an outlier among its Ivy League peers in not offering a transfer admissions process and we were glad to see the school change course. After all, the transfer admissions process … 

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The Benefits of Attending Ivy League Schools

“But does an Ivy League degree really make all that much of a difference?” It’s a question we’ve heard posed countless times. And every time we hear it, we find ourselves nodding our heads. Yes, of course a degree from an Ivy League school (or other elite university) makes that … 

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Industries of Choice for Penn Graduates

Over the past eight years, finance, consulting, and technology have been the top industries of choice for graduates of the University of Pennsylvania. Surprise, surprise, right? We kid, we kid. We know you’re not the least bit surprised. Anyhow, while the share of Penn grads beginning their careers in the … 

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Endowed Ivy League Coaching Positions

At Yale University, James Jones is the Joel E. Smilow 1954 Head Coach of men’s basketball. Alex Dorato is the Cary Leeds Head Coach of men’s tennis. Dave Talbott is the Brooks G. Ragen Director of Squash. You may be starting to notice a trend. These coaches are not simply … 

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