Colleges Using Humor To Woo Applicants

Would it surprise our readers to know that a college touts its indoor plumbing in its marketing materials to encourage high schoolers to apply? If so, maybe the college brochures haven’t begun arriving on your doorstep quite yet…because they are often filled with attempts (both successful and not) at humor. … 

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What Receiving College Brochures Means

Come junior and senior year of high school, no walk outside to the mailbox would be complete without returning home with a college brochure in hand. Many students (and particularly their parents) believe that when a college sends a brochure, it means the college is really interested in you, that … 

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Colleges Misleading Applicants

if you’re a regular reader of our college admissions blog, you know that it’s quite rare when we don’t have some criticism about an opinion piece that focuses on highly selective college admissions. So often, these opinion pieces contain incorrect facts, perpetuate widespread misconceptions about the admissions process, and further confuse … 

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Unsolicited Email from Colleges

If you are in receipt of unsolicited email from colleges, do you believe these colleges that are filling your inbox are interested in you? Don’t. Just because you receive marketing emails from colleges, it doesn’t mean they have any particular interest in you. Take for instance the University of Pennsylvania. … 

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College Brochures

Did you (or your child) recently receive a ton of college brochures? Maybe they got one from Stanford, another from Yale, and a couple from Dartmouth, Penn, and Duke. So you’re all excited, right? You (or your child) is being recruited by these highly selective colleges, right? Wrong. Sorry to … 

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