03 August 2014

Money Magazine College Rankings

Posted in College Rankings

Another magazine enters the college rankings business

moneymagazineMoney Magazine just released their inaugural list of "best colleges."

To come up with the list, they screened ~1,500 colleges based on educational quality, affordability and alumni earnings using data from the 2012-13 academic year.  At the top of the list is Babson College, followed by Webb Institute, MIT, Princeton and Stanford.

Click here for the article.

 

01 August 2014

University of California Applications Now Available

Posted in Miscellaneous

ucApplications are now available for University of California admissions. 

Click here to get the scoop.

31 July 2014

Forbes Releases College Rankings for 2014

Posted in College Rankings

forbesForbes released their 2014 version of America's Top Colleges last night.  650 schools are ranked, using a methodology that considers student satisfaction, post-graduate sucess, student debt, graduation rate and academic success. 

At the top of the list: Williams College, followed by Stanford, Swarthmore, Princeton and MIT.

Click here to check out the rankings.

24 July 2014

Are Ivy League Schools Overrated?

Posted in Perspectives

Are Ivy League schools overrated?  William Deresiewicz, who taught at Yale from 1998 to 2008, sure thinks so: 

"I used to think that we needed to create a world where every child had an equal chance to get to the Ivy League. I’ve come to see that what we really need is to create one where you don’t have to go to the Ivy League, or any private college, to get a first-rate education."

William Deresiewicz

 

Click here to read his article in the The New Republic, entitled "Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League."

11 April 2014

College Admissions Running Amok

Posted in Perspectives

nytThought this article really captured the "zeitgeist" of college admissions today.  There's a vicious cycle at work where teens see 5% admission rates at Stanford and Harvard, and 90,000+ applicants at UCLA and start to feel it's a crapshoot so they end up applying to more schools to hedge their bets.  Of course, this just makes admission rates worse and so the cycle continues.

Where did the days of 3 applications and a typewriter go? 

Click here to read the article.

 

27 March 2014

Harvard Admits 5.9 Percent of Applicants to the Class of 2018

Today Harvard announced that it accepted 2,023, or 5.9 percent of 34,295 students who applied for admission to the Class of 2018.  This number includes 992 students admitted through its early action program.

The admit rate for applicants considered under regular decision was 3.1%, compared to an admit rate of 21% for students who applied early action.

Click here for the news release.

27 March 2014

Columbia admits 6.94 percent of applicants to Class of 2018

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Columbia University announced today that it admitted 2,291, or 6.94 percent of the 32,967 students who applied for admission to the Class of 2018.  

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27 March 2014

Yale admits 6.3 percent of applicants to Class of 2018

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This afternoon, Yale announced that it had admitted 6.26 percent of its applicant pool to the class of 2018.  A total of 1,935 students were admitted from an applicant pool of 30,932.  

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27 March 2014

Princeton Offers Admission to 7.28 Percent of Applicants

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Princeton announced today that it admitted 1,939 students, or 7.28 percent of its applicant pool of 26,641 to the class of 2018.  Of the 1,939 admitted, 714 applied through single-choice early action and were admitted in December.

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27 March 2014

Dartmouth Admits 11.5 Percent of Applicants to Class of 2018

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Dartmouth announced today that it offered admission to 2,220 students, or 11.5 percent of the 19,296 applicants to the Class of 2018.  Of the 2,220 admitted, 469 were admitted in December through its early decision option.  

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27 March 2014

Brown Admits 8.6 Percent of Applicants to Class of 2018

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Brown announced today that it made 2,619 offers of admission for the Class of 2018. This represents 8.6 percent of the 30,432 students who applied.  Brown anticipates an incoming class of 1,560 in the fall.  583 of the 2,619 admitted were admitted in December through early decision.

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27 March 2014

Cornell Offers Admission to 14 Percent of Applicants for the Class of 2018

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Cornell announced today that it admitted 6,014 applicants, or 14 percent of the applicant pool for the Class of 2018.  A total of 43,041 applications were received this year, up 7.6 percent from the previous year.  Of the 6,014 accepted, 1,325 were admitted in December through early decision.

Click here for the news release.

27 March 2014

Harvard Admits 5.9 Percent of Applicants to the Class of 2018 (Copy)

Posted in Miscellaneous

Today Harvard announced that it accepted 2,023, or 5.9 percent of 34,295 students who applied for admission to the Class of 2018.  This number includes 992 students admitted through its early action program.

The admit rate for applicants considered under regular decision was 3.1%, compared to an admit rate of 21% for students who applied early action.

Click here for the news release.

27 March 2014

Northwestern acceptance rate drops to record-low 12.9 percent

Posted in Miscellaneous

Northwestern announced today that it admitted a record-low 12.9 percent of applicants for the Class of 2018.  3,440 acceptance letters were sent Thursday to regular decision applicants, in addition to 930 acceptances to students who applied early decision.  The overall aceptance rate dropped one percentage point from last year.

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27 March 2014

University of Pennsylvania Admits 9.9 Percent to Class of 2018

Posted in Miscellaneous

University of Pennsylvania announced today that 9.9 percent of its applicant pool of 35,868 were admitted to the Class of 2018. 

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