The Conflation of Colleges and Elite Colleges

We were recently asked to comment for a CBS Radio piece just how much easier this Ivy League admissions cycle would be since colleges are having such trouble filling their seats. Before we could comment, we scratched our heads. And we don’t have a case of dandruff. No, the reason … 

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The Insecurity of Elite Colleges

Want to understand why our nation’s elite colleges favor Early applicants over Regular Decision applicants? Want to understand why, say, the University of Pennsylvania admitted 18% of Early Decision candidates while it accepted only 5.5% of Regular Decision candidates? Or why Princeton University admitted 13.9% of Early Action candidates while … 

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