Slots in Admissions for Recruited Athletes

Over the last several days, we’ve ripped apart the arguments in two letters to the editor published in response to The Editorial Board of The New York Times‘ call to end the practice of legacy admissions. One letter, penned by a former president of Vassar College, failed to acknowledge that … 

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The Athlete’s Advantage in the Ivy League

Do recruited athletes have an advantage in the Ivy League admissions process? Oh come on, Ivy Coach, don’t dumb it down for us — of course they do! During the Early Decision / Early Action round (depending on the school’s policy), a significant percentage of seats in an incoming class … 

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The Non-Recruited Athlete at Harvard

Playing sports is always seen as a positive in highly selective college admissions, right? Wrong. Many students and particularly their parents mistakenly believe that college admissions officers at our nation’s elite universities view students who play sports as leaders, as young people who have demonstrated a great commitment to an … 

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Likely Letters

If you get a letter from a college that tells you that the admissions committee was deeply impressed by your application and that you’re a likely candidate for admission, you’ve just received what is known as a Likely Letter. Likely Letters are sent out by many of our nation’s highly … 

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