Stanford University Applicants

There was a cool article in “The Stanford Daily” by Jordan Carr that broke down the eight categories of admitted students to Stanford University. While the piece is intended as humorous, Jordan’s breakdown isn’t exactly a stretch of the truth. In fact, it’s probably quite accurate and that’s why it’s … 

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Ivy League Interest

Expressing interest in a university can often prove essential to gaining admission to that university. Colleges want to know that if they like you that you’ll like them back. Why? Because yield is a key component of the “US News & World Report” rankings. Colleges want to admit applicants who … 

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College Essay Mistakes

There is a funny article in “The Daily Beast” by Kristina Dell that shares the anecdotes of college admissions counselors from this year’s record batch of applications. Many of the anecdotes revolve around silly or even comical things students do during the course of the college admissions process. The majority … 

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Legacy Applicants

There is a book that has come out this year featuring a compilation of research articles by scholars and journalists on the topic of legacy admission to colleges. The book is entitled Affirmative Action for the Rich and this title fittingly reflects the author’s, Richard Kahlenberg’s, viewpoint on the subject. … 

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MCAT Prep

Changes are coming to the medical school entrance exam (the MCAT), says the American Association of Medical Colleges. But fear not test-takers…the changes won’t go into effect until 2015 (for the incoming class of college freshmen). According to “The Yale Daily News,” the changes will encompass: “updating the exam’s two … 

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Brown University Students

There is an interesting article today in “The Brown Daily Herald” that discusses what Brown University students intend to do after they graduate from college. 25% don’t know what to do. 35% plan to enroll in graduate school. And 25% plan to get jobs (for the previous class of Brown … 

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