Ivy League Yield Rates

Over the last three decades, each of the eight Ivy League institutions has dramatically improved its yield — or the percentage of admitted students who choose to matriculate. As we’ve said on the pages of this college admissions blog time and again through the years, America’s elite colleges — which … 

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College Enrollment Patterns

One of the key objectives of this college admissions blog is to debunk misconceptions about the highly selective college admissions process, to speak truth to power, and to make the entire process less stressful for parents and students navigating its churning waters. Today, we’d like to focus our attention on … 

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College Enrollment Figures

If you recently read an article or watched a news segment that college enrollment numbers are declining, it’s not untrue. At many of America’s 900+ universities, student enrollment is down and quite a few of these schools are struggling financially. But as our readers know well that which is true … 

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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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Enrollment at Ivy League Schools

A core objective of this college admissions blog is to debunk misconceptions about the highly selective college admissions process — misconceptions perpetuated by the press, by admissions officers, by private college counselors, by school counselors, by fishermen, and by everyone in between. Recently, we came across a significant misconception about … 

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