Loose-Lipped College Applicants

If you’re a high school senior applying to college (or the parent of a high school senior applying to college), we strongly encourage you against offering quotes on college admissions to press outlets. That’s right. If a reporter should call or email you and ask for your take on, say, … 

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Median Salary of Wharton Grads

It pays to get an MBA from Wharton these days! The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has announced through its annual “MBA Careers” report that the median salary for its MBA graduates of the Class of 2021 was $155,000. This figure marks an all-time high for the graduate … 

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2021 Ivy League Football Action

With two games remaining in Ivy League play, three universities sit atop the standings: Dartmouth College, Princeton University, and Yale University. All three schools own 4-1 Ivy League records. Dartmouth and Princeton sit at 7-1 overall, while Yale sits at 5-3. Currently in fourth place in Ivy League play sits … 

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Stanford Extends Test-Optional Policy

Stanford University has opted to extend its test-optional admissions policy. The new extension will impact applicants to Stanford’s Class of 2027 as well as transfer applicants. In all, this marks three years in a row that the Palo Alto, California-based institution has not required test scores for admission. Stanford dropped … 

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Picking Apart Legacy Admission

As loyal readers of our college admissions blog know all too well, we have been calling for an end to the practice of legacy admission for many years. Before schools like Johns Hopkins University and Amherst College gave the heave-ho to legacy admissions, we stood atop our soapbox in college … 

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Brown University PR Spin

Thinking of applying to Brown University without test scores? If you were considering getting hair transplant surgery — heaven forbid — you’d likely want to see some before and after photos of prior patients, right? You, understandably, would want to see that track record. And yet if you’re considering applying … 

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Security Scares at Four Ivies

It appears to be going around in the Ivy League. No, it’s not COVID-19, worry not. This past week, four Ivy League institutions — Yale University, Columbia University, Cornell University, and Brown University — reported that they had received bomb threats. That’s right. Bomb threats. The threats, apparently, were called … 

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Rhodes Scholars by College

Curious which of America’s highly selective universities boasts the most Rhodes Scholars? We know you woke up this morning with this exact question on your minds. Well, wonder no more as we’ve got answers for you. So which school takes the grand prize for most Rhodes Scholars between the years … 

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Gender Imbalance in Elite College Admissions

Should there be an Affirmative Action for men? Affirmative Action exists for underrepresented minorities in elite college admissions, groups these schools very much hope to attract so as to diversify their student bodies. But with a gender imbalance in the applicant pools of many elite universities — women outnumber men … 

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