Harvard Admissions Decisions

Back in the day, students were able to conjecture whether or not they were admitted to a university by observing the thinness or thickness of the decision envelope. Their conjecture was often accurate as universities that admitted students included additional information about the university in the hope of swaying them … 

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Admission to Harvard

College seniors frequently say that the freshmen look younger and younger every year. Usually, it’s just their minds playing tricks on them. But in the case of incoming Harvard freshman Saheela O. Ibraheem, they’re not wrong. Saheela will be matriculating to Harvard College next year at the age of fifteen. … 

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Harvard Admissions

There is an editorial in today’s edition of The Boston Globe in which the writer argues that the return of Early Action to Harvard makes the admissions process more equitable for all: “The admissions advantage for athletes has been a source of contention at Harvard for decades. A situation in … 

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Premed Applicants

There was a terrific article in yesterday’s The Harvard Crimson that explored how students who arrive at Harvard University and want to get on the premed path often end up changing their minds. The article, penned by Any Guan and Radhika Jain and entitled “Former Premeds Move Towards Other Career … 

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The Harvard and Princeton Admission Spin

Harvard and Princeton’s announcement this past Thursday that they will be re-instituting Single Choice Early Action programs for the Class of 2016 after they announced the elimination of similar programs in 2006 came as no surprise in the world of highly selective college admissions. And neither did their PR spin. … 

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There is Life After Being Rejected

For the Class of 2014, Harvard University received 30,489 applications and accepted 2,110 students. If you’re one of those 28,379 students who applied and were rejected, you may find some comfort in knowing that Harvard does indeed make mistakes from time to time. Take U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA), for … 

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Harvard College, Shame on You!

The administrators at Harvard College would be wise to take a course in business planning at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania because, well, it seems they haven’t been attending courses at the Harvard Business School this year. How do we know? That’s an easy one. The deadline … 

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