Princeton Financial Aid

Princeton University has announced a change to its financial aid policy. Prior to the newly announced policy, Princeton students from families that earned a collective $65,000 per year were eligible to receive financial aid covering the entire cost of a Princeton education. With inflation skyrocketing, Princeton has now announced that … 

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Notre Dame Extends Test-Optional Policy

The University of Notre Dame has extended its test-optional policy in admissions through the next admissions cycle. This will impact current high school juniors or applicants to the Notre Dame Class of 2028 who, like applicants this admissions cycle, will not be required to submit an SAT or ACT score … 

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Race Relations at Oberlin College

Oberlin College, a stop along the Underground Railroad which helped usher runaway slaves to freedom as well as one of the first universities to admit Black students, is in some hot water over its role in accusing a local store of racism. The store, Gibson’s Bakery, situated across the street … 

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Brown Class of 2026 Yield

Brown University has released its yield data for its Class of 2026. In all, nearly 70% of admitted students to Brown’s newest class chose to attend the Providence, Rhode Island-based institution. This marks a record high yield for the Ivy League university — up nearly 10 statistical points from the … 

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Applications to Palm Beach Private Schools Soar

Are you a New Yorker who recently relocated to Florida? If so, and you’re stressed out about enrolling your children in top private schools, particularly in the Palm Beach area, know that you’re not alone. With the influx of so many New Yorkers to Florida, a state that does not … 

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Native Americans at Dartmouth

Dartmouth College was founded as an institution to educate Native Americans. Indeed, the charter for the College on the Hill states that its mission is “for the education and instruction of Youth of the Indian Tribes in this Land … and also of English Youth and any others.” Yet for … 

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AP African American Studies

There will be a new Advanced Placement course offered in the fall — albeit at only 60 high schools. The course, AP African American Studies, will be piloted at these high schools to determine if they wish to roll it out with all of their other course offerings in the … 

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Misinformed Parents Navigating Admissions

It never ceases to boggle our minds how truly misinformed parents navigating the churning waters of elite college admissions can be. Irrespective of their own educational pedigree, the prestige of their children’s high school, or their children’s academic prowess, most parents simply don’t understand the highly selective college admissions process. … 

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