A Stanford Admissions Officer Charged with Attempted Murder

While it is the task of admissions officers at America’s elite universities to sift through the applications of students with perfect or near-perfect grades and scores to determine which of the applicants can contribute in significant ways to their incoming classes, it is also their task to not admit the … 

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Stanford’s Decision to Cease Reporting Admissions Figures

As we recently reported, Stanford University will no longer publicize the school’s undergraduate application figures. Many praised the university for this decision, arguing that ceasing the release of admissions figures will alleviate stress on applicants and make the dream of earning admission to Stanford seem more achievable. As our readers … 

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Stanford University Class of 2022

The admissions statistics are in the books for the Stanford University Class of 2022. In all, 2,040 students earned admission to The Farm. 750 of these students were admitted in the Single Choice Early Action round while the remaining 1,290 earned admission in the Regular Decision round. These students were … 

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A Stanford Admissions Officer’s Use of Social Media

High school students hear the warnings all the time: be careful what you post on social media for it can come back to haunt you. And, yes, it can jeopardize your case for admission to college. But the wisest students learn not from their own mistakes. Instead, they learn from … 

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Stanford Admission in 2016

Frank Bruni, the always opinionated “New York Times” op-ed columnist, wrote a cute piece yesterday entitled “College Admissions Shocker” that we figured we’d share with the readers of our college admissions blog. Bruni starts off the piece with this zinger: “Cementing its standing as the most selective institution of higher education … 

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Stanford Class of 2019 Stats

The Stanford Class of 2019 stats are in. Congratulations to all of our Ivy Coach students who earned admission to Stanford University this past Friday! It’s absolutely our favorite time of year when our previously stressed out students and their parents call and email with the exciting news that they’ve … 

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Students at Stanford University

We’ve got some news for students at Stanford University. Have you been curious for a while what admissions officers had to say about your candidacy to The Farm? If that’s the case, you’re curiosity can indeed be satiated…at least a little. As a “Forbes” piece entitled “Wow, College Applicants Can Now … 

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Stanford Legacy Admissions

A recent Stanford University graduate wrote an interesting editorial on Stanford legacy admissions that we figured we’d share with our readers. Shockingly (not), the writer, Jonathan Poto, argues against the use of legacy status in admissions decisions at Stanford. It’s not exactly popular to argue in favor of legacy status … 

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Admission to Stanford University

There was an article recently by Paul Levy in “The Minneapolis Star Tribune” entitled “Perfect scores alone don’t make for admission to college of choice.” Well duh! In the article, Mr. Levy writes about Tanner McArdle who had a perfect 36 on his ACT exam, a 4.1 GPA, ran varsity … 

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