Dartmouth Settles Sexual Harassment Suit

Back in January, we reported how Dartmouth had filed its answer to a lawsuit brought against the university by nine women who alleged certain Dartmouth psychological and brain sciences professors sexually harassed them. These professors cited in the suit, as we’ve also previously reported, are no longer employed at the … 

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Dartmouth Grades on the Rise

Over the last ten years, the average GPA of Dartmouth College undergraduates has shot up — as has the number of A grades given out to students. And, in fact, we’d argue that the jumps are rather significant. During the 2007-2008 academic year, 29.5% of students received A’s. During the … 

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Dartmouth College Class of 2023 Yield

Every highly selective college — irrespective of what their admissions officers may tell you to the contrary — cares deeply about their yield. For those not familiar with what yield means in college admissions, it’s the percentage of admitted students who choose to matriculate. Of course, when students apply under … 

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President Trump’s Penn Interview

A former University of Pennsylvania admissions officer who interviewed then-Fordham University student Donald Trump as the future President of the United States sought transfer admission to the Ivy League school has come forward to share his story. Apparently, the former admissions officer, James Nolan, who would go on to become … 

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Yale Appoints New Athletic Director

Yale University has during this past year appointed a new leader of its athletic department. As our readers may remember, Yale’s athletic teams have made headlines of late — and not exactly for reasons the New Haven, Connecticut-based institution would like. An exposé in The Boston Globe shined a lantern … 

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Harvard Class of 2023 Yield

The vast majority of students who are admitted to Harvard University choose to attend Harvard. We know, we know. What we’ve said isn’t exactly revelatory. But we’d also argue that stating highly selective colleges, like Harvard, don’t seek well-rounded students but instead seek singularly talented students isn’t revelatory either. And … 

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Penn’s Dean of Admissions Fields Ridiculous Calls from Parents

If you happen to be the parent of a child who was denied admission to the University of Pennsylvania, we urge you not to call UPenn’s Dean of Admissions Eric Furda in the hope of making your child’s case for why he or she should be granted admission nonetheless. If … 

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Student’s Rescinded Admission Has Nothing To Do With Conservatism

A core objective of our college admissions blog is to correct misconceptions about the highly selective college admissions process — misconceptions perpetuated by the press, by school counselors, by private college counselors, and by the local bodega clerk. In a piece in National Review by Jamil Jivani entitled “How to … 

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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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