The Myth of the Well-Rounded Student

Highly selective colleges are not seeking well-rounded students. We know, we know. It’s not exactly a breaking news alert. Come on, Ivy Coach. And yet “CNBC” ran an article this year entitled “Former Stanford admissions officer: Colleges aren’t looking for well-rounded students” that makes it seem as though this is … 

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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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Angular Students and College Admissions

There’s a segment and article on “WBUR,” Boston’s “NPR” affiliate that focuses on colleges seeking angular students in today’s highly selective college admissions process. No kidding. This isn’t exactly news as the well-rounded student went out with the George H.W. Bush administration. Not the George W. Bush administration. And yet … 

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