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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College Admissions Statistics

College admissions statistics don’t typically include this number. Men get admitted at a 13% higher rate…according to a 2007 “US News & World Report” study. According to a “Philadelphia Inquirer” piece entitled “Affirmative Action Isn’t for White Guys,”At some institutions, men get an even bigger boost than that. The College … 

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Ivy League Interest

Expressing interest in a university can often prove essential to gaining admission to that university. Colleges want to know that if they like you that you’ll like them back. Why? Because yield is a key component of the “US News & World Report” rankings. Colleges want to admit applicants who … 

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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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Ivy League Admissions Statistics

For those receiving word of college decisions from Ivy League schools this coming Wednesday, let’s review this year’s Ivy League admissions statistics — including the number of applications to the eight member universities as well as the percentage increase from the previous year. Columbia University received the greatest increase in … 

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Business School Rankings

“US News & World Report” has come out with its annual rankings of graduate business schools. The rankings were a bit different from last year’s business school rankings with Stanford University and Harvard University flipping slots. This year, Stanford took top prize. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan) is also … 

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College Athletics

March Madness Impacts Admissions Statistics. Tomorrow, the NCAA Tournament begins and so we thought it would be nice to share with you a story about how one team’s Cinderella run in the NCAA Tournament impacted the university. While this particular school is not a highly selective college where we typically … 

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