Applications to University of Pennsylvania Class of 2025

The University of Pennsylvania, under new management with the departure of Dean of Admissions Eric Furda (a longtime hero of this college admissions blog), received a record number of applications to its Class of 2025. In all, 56,000 students applied to the Ivy League institution this year — a figure … 

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DOJ Drops Suit Against Yale

A lot can be said in two sentences. Today, the United States Department of Justice formally notified a federal judge — through a two sentence federal filing — that it was voluntarily dropping its lawsuit against Yale University in which the New Haven, Connecticut-based institution was accused of discrimination against … 

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Applications to Brown University Class of 2025

Consistent with the trend across highly selective universities this year, total applications to Brown University’s Class of 2025 — a figure that includes Early Decision and Regular Decision applications — surged this year. In fact, total applications were up by a margin of 26%. In all, 46,469 students applied to … 

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Applications to Harvard University Class of 2025

A record number of students applied to Harvard University this year. In all, over 57,000 students submitted Early Action or Regular Decision applications to Harvard’s Class of 2025, which represents a 42% increase from last year. To put this figure in historical perspective, 40,248 students applied to Harvard’s Class of … 

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UPenn Designates Economics a STEM Field

The University of Pennsylvania has become the last of the Ivy League institutions to classify economics as a STEM major. And if you’re wondering why the classification of economics as a STEM field matters, well, it all comes down to visas. That’s right. Visas. You see, most international student visas … 

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Harvard Fencing Scandal

In a scandal reminiscent of the Varsity Blues investigation, a Harvard University fencing coach and the parent of a Harvard student have both been arrested and charged with bribery. As our readers may remember, Harvard’s former fencing coach, Peter Brand, was fired by the university back in 2019 after a … 

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2020-2021 Ivy League Athletics

Were you hoping that Yale’s men’s basketball team would be able to defend its league title? Were you hoping that Dartmouth’s or Yale’s football teams would be able to defend their titles on the gridiron this spring? Well, sorry to be Debbie Downer — played by Dartmouth alumni Rachel Dratch … 

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Harvard Wins Appeal

Back in October 2019, Harvard University claimed victory in a case in which the school was accused of discriminating against Asian American applicants in its admissions process. Back then, a federal judge declared that while Harvard’s system of evaluating applicants to the university wasn’t perfect, “the court will not dismantle … 

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A Tribute to Columbia Football

Columbia University is honoring 150 years of its football program. In a year without Ivy League football due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s certainly a nice treat to read articles on the all-time Lions teams and players. As loyal readers of our blog know, it was a former Columbia University … 

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DOJ Continues Investigating Harvard Admissions

Will Harvard University soon let out a sigh of relief? Under the current administration, the United States Department of Justice has waged war on highly selective universities, including Harvard University. In the Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard University case in which Harvard was accused of discriminating against Asian Americans … 

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