Admission Rates at Non-Ivies

For years, we’ve been telling our readers that just because admission rates keep dropping at colleges across the country, it doesn’t mean these schools are becoming more competitive. So when we hear a parent say, “I heard it was harder this year than any other year,” we feel like we traveled … 

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Stanford Legacy Admissions

A recent Stanford University graduate wrote an interesting editorial on Stanford legacy admissions that we figured we’d share with our readers. Shockingly (not), the writer, Jonathan Poto, argues against the use of legacy status in admissions decisions at Stanford. It’s not exactly popular to argue in favor of legacy status … 

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Admission to Stanford University

There was an article recently by Paul Levy in “The Minneapolis Star Tribune” entitled “Perfect scores alone don’t make for admission to college of choice.” Well duh! In the article, Mr. Levy writes about Tanner McArdle who had a perfect 36 on his ACT exam, a 4.1 GPA, ran varsity … 

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Admission to Stanford

There was an article a couple of days ago in “The Stanford Daily” by Justine Moore in which our Founder, Bev Taylor, is quoted entitled “Connections to University can affect admissions decision.” Indeed money and influence can affect one’s chances for admission to Stanford! In the article, Bev speaks about … 

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