Ivy League Admission Rates

Ivy League admission rates and admission rates at other top colleges are down this year, marking yet another most competitive year ever. Shocker! We’ll be analyzing the figures in the coming weeks but here are some of the admissions rates for the Class of 2015 for the Ivies, Stanford, MIT … 

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Ivy League Recruiting

There is an article in today’s “Brown Daily Herald” that discusses how elite consulting, banking, investment, and law firms target Ivy League students. In a study conducted by Lauren Rivera, an assistant professor of management and organization at Northwestern University, it was found that graduates of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, … 

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Ivy League Interviews

There was an article in yesterday’s “Bloomberg News” entitled “Ivy League Alumni Quit Admissions Interviews As Success Slips” that tells the story of alumni of Ivy League colleges disenchanted with the alumni interview process. Many alumni of Ivy League colleges and other prestigious universities across the nation sign up to … 

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Harvard College Applicants

There is an article in today’s “The Harvard Crimson” that chronicles the stress many Harvard College applicants endure during their childhood and early adulthood as they travel down the path to Harvard College. The article describes students and parents alike who make it their life mission to gain admission to … 

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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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