On Rethinking College Admissions

A piece by Frank Bruni in “The New York Times” entitled “Rethinking College Admissions” is a hot topic right now in highly selective college admissions. And so, naturally, we figured we’d comment on it. For those not familiar with the piece, there will be a report released tomorrow from the … 

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College Admissions Emergencies

We received a note today from a prospective client who told us that while we had a reputation to be difficult to pin down (among prospective clients), the fact that we hadn’t responded to her email of three hours earlier…now that’s pushing it. We’ve said it before but we’ll say it … 

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Affirmative Action for the Rich

Robert Reich, the always outspoken former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, has published a well argued piece up on “Salon” entitled “Robert Reich: College admissions are affirmative action for the rich.” In his op-ed, Reich argues that parents and applicants are so stressed out these days about the … 

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College Admissions Through the Years

In an editorial for “The Chronicle of Higher Education,” Dan Lundquist, who previously served as director of admissions at Penn and a VP of Union College, reflects back on college admissions through the years. Lundquist writes about how he trained hundreds of admissions officers and describes what it takes to … 

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Guaranteed College Admissions

The Texas A&M University System will now offer guaranteed college admission to pre-qualified United States Marines upon their completion of active duty service. Other universities that offer guaranteed college admission to pre-screened U.S. Marines are the University of North Carolina system, Virginia Tech University, the Cal State system, Rutgers University, … 

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Admission to Ivy League

A former Yale University professor, Bill Deresiewicz, told Stanford students that they, like their Ivy League counterparts, are “hoop-jumping, teacher-pleasing sheep.” According to the Stanford Daily’s take on Deresiewicz, “Elite university education is deficient because admission criteria are more than 100 years old; what admission offices look for in an … 

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Completing the Common Application

Colleges that subscribe to the Common Application are on the rise…again. So next year, expect the most competitive college admissions class ever with more college applications than ever before! Only we know that this isn’t really the case. Next year’s admissions class will not be significantly more competitive than the … 

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University Recruitment

It’s that time of year when colleges and universities are attempting to sway admitted students to attend their schools. In no uncertain terms, the tables have turned. According to an “LA Times” article published today, “As students applied and were admitted to more schools, the yield — the percentage of … 

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