The Omission of Colleges Outside Major Cities

It doesn’t take a Caltech rocket scientist to understand why so many students applying to elite universities include schools like Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania on their college lists but omit schools like Duke University and Dartmouth College. Many students simply love cities and are reluctant to spend … 

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New York University Class of 2026 Admissions Statistics

New York University received over 105,000 applications to its Class of 2026. It marked the largest applicant pool in the university’s history — and a 5% jump from last year’s tally. Of these students, 12.2% earned admission through the three rounds of admission (combining data from Early Decision I, Early … 

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Columbia University President to Exit

Lee Bollinger, the president of Columbia University and the longest tenured president among the Ancient Eight universities (he’s led Columbia for 21 years), has announced that he will be stepping down as Columbia’s leader at the end of the next academic year. Bollinger, a First Amendment scholar most well known … 

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A Valedictorian At Last

Back in 1984, a graduating senior at Springfield High School in Springfield, Illinois with the highest grades in the most rigorous courses was denied the valedictorian title. As Steven Spearie reports for USA Today in a heartwarming piece entitled “A high school graduate was denied valedictorian title. 38 years later, she … 

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Sasha Obama Transfers to USC

As gossip columnists report on Sasha Obama’s new love interest, Clifton Powell Jr., they seem to be glossing over the fact that she recently transferred from the University of Michigan to the University of Southern California. Apparently, Sasha made the switch to be closer to her sister, Malia, who attended … 

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UPenn Sues Delinquent Alumnus

Is the University of Pennsylvania pinching pennies? Well, as its founder, Benjamin Franklin, once said, “A penny saved is a penny earned.” It seems his university is taking the expression widely attributed to him to heart. Now, we can’t ever recall reading a headline like this one: “UPenn sues big-biz … 

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Emory University Class of 2026 Admissions Statistics

Emory University has released Regular Decision notifications for its Class of 2026. In all, between Early Decision I, Early Decision II, and Regular Decision, 33,517 students applied to Emory’s Class of 2026. Of these students, 3,592 students earned admission to the Atlanta campus, and 3,148 earned admission to the Oxford … 

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California Institute of Technology Class of 2026 Admissions Statistics

While other highly selective universities talk the talk of not wanting to pile onto the stress surrounding the college admissions process, the California Institute of Technology has long walked the walk — as they’ve done so many times in the past. Case in point? The Institute’s release on the Class … 

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Rice University Class of 2026 Admissions Statistics

It was a banner year for Rice University’s admissions office. In all, a record 31,424 students applied to the Houston, Texas-based institution. This marked a 6% spike in applications from last year when applications to the Rice Class of 2025 surged 26% to hit a record total of 29,523. Two years … 

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2021-2022 Common Application Data

The Common Application has released data from the 2021-2022 admissions cycle on the number of students who applied to colleges through their platform through February 15, 2022. In all, 1,161,560 first-year applicants applied to a total of 853 universities which are member institutions of The Common App. This marks a … 

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