Business School Rankings

“US News & World Report” has come out with its annual rankings of graduate business schools. The rankings were a bit different from last year’s business school rankings with Stanford University and Harvard University flipping slots. This year, Stanford took top prize. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan) is also … 

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College Athletics

March Madness Impacts Admissions Statistics. Tomorrow, the NCAA Tournament begins and so we thought it would be nice to share with you a story about how one team’s Cinderella run in the NCAA Tournament impacted the university. While this particular school is not a highly selective college where we typically … 

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Preschool to the Ivy League

There is an article in today’s “NY Daily News,” the ultimate source of news that is neither interesting nor noteworthy, that focuses on a Manhattan mom who is suing the preschool her daughter attended for hurting her 4 year-old’s chances of admission to an Ivy League school because they didn’t prepare … 

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College Interviews

The college interview by an alum or an admissions officer is an opportunity for the university to which you are applying to get to know you. Regularly on our blogs and newsletters, we discuss the questions that are typically posed, what would be considered positive and negative responses, and how … 

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Harvard Admissions

There is an editorial in today’s “Boston Globe” that the return of Early Action to Harvard makes the admissions process more equitable: “The admissions advantage for athletes has been a source of contention at Harvard for decades. A situation in which athletes get an early word, but few other applicants … 

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Applicants to Princeton

A basketball game that took place today at Yale University between the Harvard Crimson and the Princeton Tigers may have repercussions on next year’s admissions process. Harvard and Princeton had already earned a share of the Ivy League title this season after both posted 12-2 records in the conference. Since … 

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College Social Media Recruitment

There are a number of interesting studies on the use of social media by college admissions offices as a means to recruit potential applicants. Two researchers at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Nora Ganim Barnes and Eric Mattson, have found that since 2007, there has been an 84% increase by … 

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Grades and College Success

At risk of stating the obvious, when college admissions counselors are reading through the plethora of applications, one of the central things they are looking for is whether or not they think the applicant will succeed at their university. It may seem quite obvious but the answer to this question … 

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Brown University Admissions

At yesterday’s annual “State of Brown” address in which Brown University administrators delivered a speech about the major issues facing the university, the Dean of Admission, Jim Miller, made an interesting prediction. He, like many admissions counselors who analyze demographic trends in the admissions process each year, believes there will … 

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