Internal Transfers at Cornell

Some students who earn admission to Cornell University and subsequently enroll in one of its seven undergraduate colleges realize in time that while Cornell is for them, the undergraduate college within Cornell is not for them. And while Cornell’s administration likes to make a big fuss about how difficult it … 

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Dartmouth and Yale Claim 2019 Ivy League Title

In spite of suffering a loss last week at the hands of upstart and suddenly surging Cornell University, Dartmouth College (9-1 overall, 7-1 in Ivy League play), with a win today over Brown University, marched to the 2019 Ivy League football title. And with Yale University’s (9-1 overall, 7-1 in … 

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Harvard’s Recruitment of African American Applicants

Yesterday, we wrote about how all of our nation’s elite colleges market to students who don’t have a shot of earning admission (in addition to marketing to students who do have a shot of earning admission). And why? To increase their applications, to invariably lower their admission rates, and to … 

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Ivy League Football Upset

After defeating Princeton University last week at Yankee Stadium, Dartmouth College had two games remaining on its schedule to cap an undefeated season. With Cornell University and Brown University its remaining two opponents, an undefeated season appeared all but inevitable — particularly as the Big Green (8-1 overall, 5-1 in … 

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Harvard Law Admissions Changes

Harvard Law has announced some changes to its admissions policies. Students applying through the school’s Junior Deferral Program, which allows juniors to apply to the law school under the condition that they defer their enrollment for a minimum of two years provided they pursue meaningful work or scholarship in the … 

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Happiness at Brown University

Are students at Brown University generally happy? The answer, according to a fall poll conducted by The Brown Daily Herald, is yes. Of Brown students surveyed, 33.9% identified as very happy and 53.7% as somewhat happy. Meanwhile, 8.2% of those surveyed identified as not very happy, 3.2% as don’t know, … 

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Veterans Applying to Brown University

In an effort to double the number of undergraduate veterans on campus in the years to come, Brown University has announced that veterans of America’s military will now be able to apply under their need-blind admissions policy. Previously, Brown’s “need-blind” policy only applied to “first-year, first-time US citizens, permanent residents, … 

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Yale’s Changing Student Body

Yale University’s student body is a whole lot more diverse than it was even just a few years ago. In fact, Yale’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions recently released data on the changing demographics of their student body over the past four years. The admissions office presented this data to Yale … 

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The Ivy League Matchup of the Season

On the 150th anniversary of the first college football game ever played, a game that featured Princeton University, and the 250th anniversary celebration of the founding of Dartmouth College, two unbeaten teams — Princeton (7-0 overall and 4-0 in Ivy League play) and Dartmouth College (7-0 overall and 4-0 in … 

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Ivy League Athletic Coaching Salaries

Which Ivy League school spends the most on its head athletic coaches? According to data from the U.S. Department of Education Equity in Athletics Data Analysis, that would be Princeton University. Which Ivy League school spends the most on its assistant athletic coaches? That would be Harvard University. Which Ivy … 

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