Legacy Admission

On the “New York Times’” “The Choice” blog on college admissions, Jenny Anderson writes about a panel that was held yesterday at New York University that discussed legacy admission in the college admissions process. On hand for the panel was the dean of undergraduate admission at Yale University, Jeffrey Brenzel … 

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Getting into Highly Competitive Colleges

There was a segment on “NPR” in which the hosts and an “NPR” reporter discussed why colleges are receiving more applications each and every year. They discuss how getting into highly competitive colleges like those in the Ivy League would presumably get more challenging if more applications are being received … 

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Ivy League Athletic Recruits

For those current Brown University fencers, wrestlers, and women’s skiers (as well as prospective applicants to the university who want to compete in those sports and other Ivy League athletic recruits / current student athletes), we’d like to remind you of a little story in the hope that it will … 

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College Admissions and Facebook

Colleges obviously use Facebook as a forum to recruit students to apply to their school and to recruit students to attend once they’ve been accepted. But what colleges are doing this the most successfully? Let’s take a look at a “US News & World Report” chart by Ryan Lytle as … 

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The Ivy League and China

A teacher in Brooklyn, New York, Michael Levy, wrote an interesting editorial today in the “Huffington Post” based on his experiences teaching in China and the United States. He describes how at this time of year at his high school in New York, students come in wearing all of these … 

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Harvard University Students

There’s a “CNN” article today that lists eight highly successful Harvard dropouts – no, not Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates. We suppose the founders of Facebook and Microsoft have become too ubiquitous with the term Harvard dropout that “CNN” wanted to explore some less well known ones. So who tops … 

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Yale Recruitment

Now that admissions decisions have been sent out by admissions offices, the tables have turned. It’s now time for the admissions office to recruit its admitted applicants so that they will choose to attend their university. At Yale, according to “The Yale Daily News,” “The admssions office will use phone … 

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Brown University Students

There is an interesting article today in “The Brown Daily Herald” that discusses what Brown University students intend to do after they graduate from college. 25% don’t know what to do. 35% plan to enroll in graduate school. And 25% plan to get jobs (for the previous class of Brown … 

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