College Admissions Flaws

There is an opinion piece on “The Huffington Post” by John M. Eger in which Mr. Eger criticizes the college admissions process. In fact, Mr. Eger compares the college admissions rat race to the lottery when he writes, “Is who gets admitted to one of America’s coveted universities each year … 

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College Admissions Movie

There is a provocative documentary that is building grassroots support across the nation called “Race to Nowhere.” Directed by Vicki Abeles, the film chronicles the high pressure that high school students are under to succeed and gain admission to the college of their choice. It also delves into the prevalence … 

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Ivy League Admissions Statistics

For those receiving word of college decisions from Ivy League schools this coming Wednesday, let’s review this year’s Ivy League admissions statistics — including the number of applications to the eight member universities as well as the percentage increase from the previous year. Columbia University received the greatest increase in … 

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NCAA Admissions Statistics

The University of Arizona’s 93-77 upset of defending champion Duke University in their Sweet 16 NCAA Tournament matchup eliminated the most highly selective university from the field of competition. The upset is good news for next year’s batch of Duke University applicants as a repeat title would have only led … 

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Deciding on Colleges

For months, you have waited anxiously to hear back from the colleges to which you applied. Was your application strong enough? Were your grades and SAT / ACT scores high enough? Did your teachers write you powerful letters of recommendation? Did you stand out from the enormous applicant pool? All … 

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American Education in China

According to a university press release, the New York University Board of Trustees, the President of NYU, and the President of East China Normal University announced today that New York University would be opening NYU Shanghai, “a comprehensive research university with a liberal arts and science college in China’s financial … 

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Predicting College Admission

According to “The University of Richmond Collegian,” there is a new Facebook app that projects the likelihood of whether or not you will be accepted by specific colleges based on the data that you input. The application, known as AdmissionSplash, factors in GPA, SATs, extracurriculars, and various other criteria. While … 

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Students in India

A joint study by Rutgers University, Pennsylvania State University, and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences has found that the vast majority of students from India who pursue their university education in the United States choose to return to India upon the completion of their schooling. Writes S. Rajagopalan in … 

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Ivy League Workers

A study put out by Rasmussen finds that only 3% of persons polled found that Ivy League graduates make better workers. According to Rasmussen Reports, the study specifically finds: “79% do not think Ivy League students make better workers. Eighteen percent (18%) are undecided.” We at Ivy Coach call big … 

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Duke University Applicants

For all students applying to Duke University hoping to be Cameron Crazies, if you ever wondered just how important Duke’s men’s basketball team is to the university, an article on “Forbes” gives you the bottom line. “Duke University is the top revenue generating men’s basketball program in the country, generating … 

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