A Ridiculous College Waitlist Campaign

Thinking of doing something crazy after being waitlisted by an elite university? Maybe you want to send a cheesecake or baked ziti to the admissions office. Or pitch a tent outside the admissions office. Or buy a bus ad imploring admissions officers to pluck you from limbo. If so, know … 

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UPenn President Likely Next Ambassador to Germany

It looks like there will be an important opening at the University of Pennsylvania. UPenn President Amy Gutmann, who has served as the university’s leader since 2004 and is the longest reigning president of the Ivy League institution in its long history, is expected to be nominated to be the … 

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Penn Transfer Acceptance Rate

The transfer acceptance rate to the University of Pennsylvania plummeted to an all-time low this year. Out of the more than 3,500 transfer applicants to the university this past cycle, about 165 earned admission. This marks a transfer acceptance rate of approximately 4.7% — a statistic that compares to 7.8% … 

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On Hiring Ivy League Grads

The Wall Street Journal has published an editorial on why a magazine editor at a magazine we’ve never heard of will no longer hire graduates of Ivy League institutions. And here we thought The Wall Street Journal liked to be considered among our nation’s most reputable news publications. In any … 

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Harvard Class of 2025 Yield

Harvard University has announced that 85% of students admitted to its Class of 2025 will be matriculating. This marks a record yield for the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based institution. To put the figure in context, for the Class of 2024, 81% of admits chose to matriculate. The previous record high yield was … 

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Former Yale Dean of Admissions Dies

Worth David, who served as the Dean of Undergraduate Admissions at Yale University from 1972 – 1992, has died. When he assumed leadership of Yale’s admissions office, the task before him was significant: to diversify Yale’s student body. For generations, Yale had been plucking students from the same batch of … 

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The Ivy League Cartel

Do you believe the eight Ivy League institutions are a cartel that should be broken up by America’s federal government without further delay? If so, you might wish to check out Sam Haselby and Matt Stoller’s piece for The Chronicle of Higher Education entitled “It’s Time to Break Up the … 

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Fall 2021 Ivy League Reopening Plans

What a difference a year makes! Around this time last year, we were reporting on the fall 2020 plans of the Ivy League institutions. From phrases like “planning for a range of different scenarios” to “we just cannot predict now when that moment will arrive [when in-person instruction will be … 

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