Florida Student Drops Case Against SAT Administrators

Just a few short weeks ago, we wrote about a student in Florida who accused the Educational Testing Service (ETS), the organization which administers College Board’s SAT, of racial bias. As our readers may remember, the student’s October SAT score, which was up by over 300 points from her March … 

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Dartmouth Class of 2023 Regular Decision Application Figures

After Dartmouth received a record number of Early Decision applications to its Class of 2023, the College on the Hill didn’t rest on its laurels in the Regular Decision round. No, no. Dartmouth set another record this year — for total applications. The school received 23,641 applications to its Class … 

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Boston University Class of 2023 Early Decision Statistics

It’s a good year to be a Terrier. The Boston University Class of 2023 Early Decision statistics are in and we’ve got them for our readers. In all, BU received almost 2,500 applications this ED cycle. This figure marks about an 11% increase over last year’s Early Decision pool. As … 

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Stereotypes of Elite Schools

There was a commencement speech given by Conan O’Brien some years ago at Dartmouth College in which the comedian presented some stereotypes of Ivy League students. Dartmouth students were, in his view, “the cool, sexually confident, lacrosse-playing younger sibling who knows how to throw a party and looks good in a down vest.” You’ll have … 

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Asian American Discrimination in Admissions Decision-Making

Do Asian American applicants hoping to earn admission to our nation’s elite universities face discrimination based on their race? Our answer is a qualified yes. Asian Americans do face discrimination in highly selective college admissions — that’s without question. But they don’t face discrimination based on their race alone. Rather, they … 

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Asian American Students Applying to Elite Colleges

There was an excellent segment recently on HBO’s “Vice News Tonight” that followed the stories of two Asian American students and one African American student applying to elite colleges from Glen Ridge High School in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. As regular readers of our college admissions blog know oh so … 

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Application Fees Around the Ivy League

Curious to know the application fee for undergraduate admission at each of the eight Ivy League schools last year? Stay awake at night wondering no more. We’ve got this data for our readers. Brown University, Harvard University, Princeton University, and University of Pennsylvania each charged $75 per application. Cornell University, … 

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Fact Checking in College Admissions

Do admissions officers at highly selective colleges fact check every detail on every application? The answer is a resounding no. In fact, with some exceptions (hi MIT), admissions officers at elite universities rarely fact check much of anything. And why? They simply don’t have the time to do so. To put it … 

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Rice University Class of 2023 Early Decision Admissions Statistics

Rice University received a record number of total applications this year, a tally that includes both Early Decision and Regular Decision applications. Early Decision applications to the school too were up this year — by a margin of 39%. In all, 2,628 students applied under Rice’s binding Early Decision policy … 

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Boston College Class of 2024 Changed Early Policy

Boston College had changed its Early admission policy for the Class of 2023. Prior to this year, BC’s admissions office didn’t allow an applicant to apply Early Action to the university if he or she submitted a binding Early Decision application elsewhere. The lifting of this restriction for the Class … 

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