Where You Go To College

Frank Bruni, an op-ed columnist for “The New York Times,” authored a book a couple of years back entitled “Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania.” Yesterday, he discussed that book and its premise on “MetroFocus” so we figured we’d share our … 

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Misleading Ivy League Acceptance Rates

There’s a piece up on “Business Insider” by Abby Jackson entitled “Ivy League acceptance rates have always been low — but the decline over the past 10 years has made them almost impossible to get into” that we of course had to share with the readers of our college admissions … 

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An Ivy League Stunner

For the first time since October 26, 2013, Harvard University has lost a football game. While Dartmouth College would come mighty close this year to toppling the Crimson, it was the Quakers of the University of Pennsylvania that completed the task on this fourteenth day of November. At Harvard Stadium, the … 

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Ivy League Preseason Football Rankings

It’s that time of year again. It’s time for some Ivy League football action and, for yet another year in a row, we’d like to report on the Ivy League football preseason rankings. And for those of you who are wondering why we write about Ivy League football, know that we … 

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The Value of the Ivy League

Steven Pinker, one of the world’s biggest names in the field of psychology and a professor at Harvard University, has written a splendid response to William Deresiewicz’s article in “The New Republic” devaluing the Ivy League. Pinker is not surprised that Deresiewicz’s piece has touched a nerve nor is he … 

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Ivy League Admission and Dating

We’ve discussed how certain aspects of Ivy League admission are like dating in the past. But today we’d like to point out how one component of Ivy League admission is in fact quite the opposite of dating. And that component has to do with interest. Allow us to walk you through … 

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Getting Into the Ivies

There is a fantastic editorial in “The New York Times” entitled “Getting Into the Ivies” by David Leonhardt that is worthy of discussion. In his piece on getting into the Ivies, Leonhardt writes that getting admitted to Ivy League schools has gotten more difficult since folks in their 40’s and … 

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