The Tired Argument of Anti-White Discrimination in Admissions

Among the most vocal commenters to our daily blogs are a group of people who make the tired argument that white people so often face insurmountable discrimination in America’s highly selective college admissions process. In fact, these folks frequently write their arguments so forcefully that you’d think they believe the … 

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Cornell Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program Drops GRE

Cornell University’s Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering will no longer be requiring applicants to its graduate program to submit GRE test scores. And why? Well, the department essentially found that the GRE didn’t serve as a good predictor of students’ success once they began their graduate studies. In fact, the … 

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UPenn Transfer Admission

A record 2,951 students applied for transfer admission to the University of Pennsylvania this past transfer cycle. Of these students, 174 earned admission. This marks a transfer admission rate of 5.9%, the lowest transfer admission rate in UPenn’s history. Of the 174 students offered admission, 116 will begin their studies … 

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A Critique of Guaranteed Admission to University of Texas at Austin

Back in 1997, then-Governor George W. Bush signed into law a well-intentioned Top 10% Rule in The Lone Star State, a program in which students who graduate in the top 10% of their high school classes in Texas earn automatic admission into any state-funded university (currently, only the top 7% … 

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The Earnings of Elite College Grads

Curious which universities “pay off” the most? A college ranking published by CNBC Make It asserts that Stanford University pays off big time. Our readers can learn more about the methodology behind this particular college ranking on CNBC, but if they’re curious to know the median salary for Stanford grads … 

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UChicago Class of 2023 Yield

Curious about the percentage of students admitted to the University of Chicago‘s Class of 2023 who chose to matriculate? That figure would be 83%. That’s right. 83% of students who got into the school ranked #3 in the latest US News & World Report rankings — behind only Princeton University … 

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On Ignoring the People Who Say to Ignore College Rankings

College rankings should be ignored, right? Wrong. We came across a piece published today in The Los Angeles Times by Cindy Muchnick and Jenn Curtis entitled “Don’t focus on college rankings lists, which are misleading and easily manipulated by colleges” that we feel the need to scribble red pen all … 

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The Grace Church School Drama

Move over Big Little Lies. The Grace Church School in Brooklyn Heights is the talk of just about every upper-crust social circle in which parents have pre-school aged children in the posh neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Manhattan these days. Last week, Jessica Pressler published a breathtaking exposé for The Cut … 

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Dartmouth College Class of 2023 Yield

Every highly selective college — irrespective of what their admissions officers may tell you to the contrary — cares deeply about their yield. For those not familiar with what yield means in college admissions, it’s the percentage of admitted students who choose to matriculate. Of course, when students apply under … 

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Preferential Treatment in Admissions for Children of Influential Politicians

Tucker Carlson, the Fox News pundit and host of his eponymous nightly TV show, recently focused a segment on how our nation’s elite colleges offer preferential treatment to the children of well known and influential Democrats. He cites Chelsea Clinton’s admission to Stanford University, Chris Cuomo’s admission to Yale University, … 

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