Princeton Class of 2023 Early Action Results

Princeton University released Early Action decisions yesterday. In all, 743 students earned admission to the Ivy League school. These students were part of an applicant pool of 5,335 students. The Early Action admit rate for the Princeton Class of 2023 thus stands at 13.9%, a drop from 14.7% for the … 

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The Advantage of the Ivies

Is there a longterm economic advantage to attending a highly selective college, like an Ivy League school, as compared to a local public university? The answer may not be so simple, at least according to a recent study. In fact, the answer, according to that study, depends on the student. … 

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2019 Harvard Commencement Speaker

Harvard University has announced the principal speaker at the school’s 2019 commencement exercises. The honor will go to a leader of the free world,┬áChancellor of Germany Angela D. Merkel. That’s right. At the 268th commencement exercises of Harvard University, it will be the leader not of the United States but … 

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Yale Deleted Its Evaluative Comments on Applications

Before 52 American citizens and diplomats were taken prisoner in the Iran hostage crisis, a treasure trove of papers containing sensitive information were shredded by the Americans at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. After all, these documents contained information important to America’s national security and these American patriots didn’t want … 

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Princeton Claims 2018 Ivy League Football Title

Princeton University recently claimed the 2018 Ivy League football title outright. Princeton previously claimed a share of the Ivy League title in 2016, 2013, and 2006. This year’s title marked the school’s first outright title since 1995 — in nearly a quarter of a century. Princeton now holds 12 Ivy … 

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The Best College Applicant Ever’s Netflix Turn

We were once asked who we thought was the greatest college applicant ever. It was a silly question of course. It would be easy for us to pick an Olympian or a Google Science Fair winner but — as ridiculously impressive as it may be — there are Olympians who … 

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Cornell’s Admissions Process

Curious what happens to your application once you submit it to Cornell University? Let’s satiate that curiosity once and for all. When an applicant first submits their application to Cornell, it’s sent to the school within Cornell to which the student applied (e.g., College of Arts & Sciences, College of … 

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Cornell Should Have Done More in 1967

A couple of years ago, Georgetown University publicly acknowledged the university’s past ties to slavery. In an effort to atone for the sins of its past administrations, the university chose to offer preferential treatment to the descendants of the men, women, and children it enslaved. Universities, particularly ones whose roots … 

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Sexual Harassment in the Ivy League

When a university has been around since before the founding of the United States, you can bet administrators have dealt with a scandal or two. Harvard is currently embroiled in an ongoing lawsuit in which a group alleges the school discriminates against Asian American applicants in their admissions process. A … 

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Michelle Obama’s Princeton Experience

In “Becoming,” a book that’s flying off the shelves at Barnes & Noble, Michelle Obama offers insight into her undergraduate experience at Princeton University. Up until the book’s publication, the former First Lady had remained fairly tight-lipped about what it was like to attend the elite Ivy League institution in … 

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