Well-Rounded College Applicants

It never ceases to amaze us how parents and students still believe that being well-rounded is a positive in highly selective college admissions. The regular readers of our college admissions blog sure do know better. Being well-rounded not only hasn’t been a plus but it’s been a major negative for … 

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Singularly Talented Applicants

For years, highly selective colleges have sought out singularly talented applicants in the hope of forming a well-rounded class. Decades ago, highly selective colleges sought out well-rounded students…students who were good (though not great) at such activities as violin, baseball, basketball, and tennis. Back in the day, the three-sport varsity athlete … 

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