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Is Accepting a Position on the Waitlist Binding?

Accepting a spot on a college's waitlist does not bind a student to attend that institution if offered admission. Learn more!

March 22, 2023

Colleges with Highest Jewish Populations in 2022

Learn which universities in America and Canada boast the most significant Jewish populations among student bodies.

March 21, 2023

Why Top Colleges Like Transfer Students

Top colleges like to admit transfer students. Transfer students contribute to campus diversity in significant ways.

March 18, 2023

The Admission of Younger Siblings As Legacy

Most highly selective universities offer an advantage to siblings of current or former students -- but only if the siblings apply Early.

March 17, 2023

What Are the Best Extracurriculars for College?

Highly selective colleges seek to admit students who demonstrate a singular hook. Learn about the best kinds of extracurriculars for college!

March 16, 2023

Top 25 American Film Schools

Check out "The Hollywood Reporter's" 2022 film school ranking. See which universities top the list of film and television programs.

March 15, 2023

Fact Checking in College Admissions

While admissions officers at America's elite colleges rarely fact-check application details, applicants would be foolish not to be honest.

March 13, 2023

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DNA Testing in College Admissions

Some parents turn to DNA tests in the hope of giving their children a leg up in the elite college admissions process. But they're misguided.

March 11, 2023

Best Undergraduate Business Programs

Check out the 2023 "US News & World Report" ranking of top undergraduate business schools. But do note which universities aren't on the list!

March 7, 2023

Waitlisted Students Should Always Answer Their Phones

It's crucial that waitlisted students answer their phones because they could receive a call with an offer of admission from dreaded limbo.

March 6, 2023

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What is a First Generation College Student?

Learn who qualifies and who does not qualify as a first-generation college student in college admissions.

February 28, 2023

University of Chicago Class Size Expansion (2018)

In 2018, University of Chicago announced plans to expand its undergraduate student body. The school has done just that over the years since.

February 24, 2023

The Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology National Merit Scandal

Administrators at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology recently got caught not reporting National Merit commendations.

January 16, 2023

2023 Regular Decision Deadlines

Learn the 2023 Regular Decision deadlines for America's top colleges. RD deadlines for the Class of 2027 are right around the corner!

December 9, 2022

When to Submit SAT and ACT Scores

Not All Applicants To America's Elite Universities Should Be Submitting SAT Or ACT Scores. Learn When To Submit And When Not To Submit!

November 26, 2022

The Affirmative Action Light

We Urge College Presidents Across The Land To Rage Against The Dying Of The Affirmative Action Light. Do Not Go Gently Into That Good Night!

November 16, 2022

Top Universities Producing Startup Founders

Stanford, Berkeley, and Harvard Are Among The Universities That Produce The Most Venture Backed-Startup Founders. Learn More!

November 13, 2022

A Tufts Admissions Scandal

There's A Scandal Brewing In Tufts' Undergraduate Admissions Office. Learn More About Accusations Against Dean of Admissions JT Duck.

November 12, 2022

A Stanford Imposter

A Young Man Named William Curry Pretended He Was A Stanford University Student By Living In Stanford Dorms For Nearly A Year. Learn More!

November 6, 2022

Oboe Players in College Admissions

Chief Justice Roberts, During Oral Arguments For The Affirmative Action Cases, Said We Didn't Fight A Civil War About Oboe Players.

November 2, 2022


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