Details on Harvard’s Class of 2024

Curious to meet the Harvard University Class of 2024? As our readers may remember, we previously detailed the breakdown of Harvard’s incoming class — by gender, race, geography, first-generation college student status, etc. — but, hey, we know our readers are always craving more details. And The Harvard Crimson‘s recent … 

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Dartmouth Accused of Anti-Asian Bias in Elimination of Varsity Teams

Back in July, we reported that Dartmouth College chose to eliminate certain varsity athletic teams: men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s golf, and men’s lightweight rowing. Dartmouth was not alone among our nation’s highly selective colleges in choosing to eliminate certain varsity sports during the COVID-19 pandemic … 

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Dartmouth Faculty Call for Fully-Remote Fall Term

Dartmouth College faculty members have urged the Hanover, New Hampshire-based university to change its fall plans by holding a fully-remote, non-residential fall term. The letter, signed by 150 members of Dartmouth’s faculty, likely comes in response to the recently announced sudden reversals at peer institutions including the University of Pennsylvania, … 

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College Tuition Should Be Frozen or Lowered for 2020-2021

Readers of our blog tend to be interested in the highly selective college admissions process. Maybe their child is applying to Ivy League schools this year or next. Maybe their child is in kindergarten and they’re just trying to get everything in order (oy vey!). Or maybe they believe that … 

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Cornell University Class of 2024 Admissions Statistics

Cornell University, which broke with tradition this year by not releasing its admissions statistics in March, has alas released data on its incoming Class of 2024. So how many students applied? In all, between Early Decision and Regular Decision, 51,500 students submitted applications to the Ithaca, New York-based institution. This … 

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Princeton Approves Deferrals and Leaves of Absence

Princeton University will allow all students who requested leaves of absence or deferrals to return to campus next year. In all, 713 student requests for leaves of absence or deferrals have been approved by the university. Princeton’s fall enrollment will thus be down about 13% as compared to the typical … 

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Change of Plans at Brown University

The University of Pennsylvania wasn’t the only Ivy League school to announce a change of plans for the fall term this past Tuesday, shifting from a hybrid model of in-person and online instruction to exclusively online learning. Brown University has also signaled a change of course. Instruction will be exclusively … 

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Dartmouth Fall Plans

Back at the end of June, which seems like ages ago rather than a month and a half ago, Dartmouth College announced plans to invite a bit more than half of its undergraduate student body back this fall. In the school’s announcement, Dartmouth stipulated that students would be able to … 

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Yale University Accused of Discrimination

Back in October of 2019, an age that seems like eons ago, a federal judge ruled that Harvard University — accused of discriminating against Asian American applicants in its holistic admissions process — has an imperfect admissions system but one that passes constitutional muster. It marked a major victory for … 

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University of Pennsylvania Changes Plans for Fall

You know what they say about the best-laid plans. The University of Pennsylvania, a school that previously announced that its students would be invited back to campus this fall for a mix of online learning and in-person instruction, has changed its tune. The university announced today through an email to … 

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