SFFA Asks Supreme Court to Hear Case Against Harvard

In their latest salvo to outlaw Affirmative Action at our nation’s universities, the group known as Students for Fair Admissions, which lost their lawsuit against Harvard University back in 2019 and their appeal in 2020 in which they accused the school of anti-Asian American bias in its admissions process, has … 

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How Swimmers Should Navigate Ivy League Admission

Parents of student-athletes who are not our clients often call us around late October. Their call goes something like this: “My daughter just got a call from the swim coach at the school to which she will be applying Early Decision in a few days. The coach told her that … 

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Applications to Dartmouth College Class of 2025

What a year for Dartmouth College’s admissions office! Applications to Dartmouth’s Class of 2025 are up and they are up big. In fact, between Early Decision and Regular Decision, applications are up 32.5% as compared to last year. To put this spike in perspective, applications are up by similar margins … 

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New UPenn Dean of Admissions

The University of Pennsylvania has appointed Whitney Soule, currently senior vice president and dean of admissions and student aid at Bowdoin College, to be its new vice provost and dean of admissions. Soule has worked at Bowdoin for the past 13 years and brings three decades of admissions experience to … 

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Fallout from Dartmouth’s Title IX Error

Back in July, Dartmouth College eliminated its men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams, its men’s and women’s golf teams, and its men’s lightweight crew team. Then, at the end of January, a bit more than six months later, the school reversed the eliminations and fully reinstated all five varsity … 

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Applications to University of Pennsylvania Class of 2025

The University of Pennsylvania, under new management with the departure of Dean of Admissions Eric Furda (a longtime hero of this college admissions blog), received a record number of applications to its Class of 2025. In all, 56,000 students applied to the Ivy League institution this year — a figure … 

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DOJ Drops Suit Against Yale

A lot can be said in two sentences. Today, the United States Department of Justice formally notified a federal judge — through a two sentence federal filing — that it was voluntarily dropping its lawsuit against Yale University in which the New Haven, Connecticut-based institution was accused of discrimination against … 

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Applications to Brown University Class of 2025

Consistent with the trend across highly selective universities this year, total applications to Brown University’s Class of 2025 — a figure that includes Early Decision and Regular Decision applications — surged this year. In fact, total applications were up by a margin of 26%. In all, 46,469 students applied to … 

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Applications to Harvard University Class of 2025

A record number of students applied to Harvard University this year. In all, over 57,000 students submitted Early Action or Regular Decision applications to Harvard’s Class of 2025, which represents a 42% increase from last year. To put this figure in historical perspective, 40,248 students applied to Harvard’s Class of … 

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UPenn Designates Economics a STEM Field

The University of Pennsylvania has become the last of the Ivy League institutions to classify economics as a STEM major. And if you’re wondering why the classification of economics as a STEM field matters, well, it all comes down to visas. That’s right. Visas. You see, most international student visas … 

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