Miscellaneous

01 August 2014

University of California Applications Now Available

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ucApplications are now available for University of California admissions. 

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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.

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27 March 2014

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

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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.

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27 March 2014

Northwestern acceptance rate drops to record-low 12.9 percent

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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

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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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05 March 2014

College Board Takes Steps Towards Equal Access and Opportunity

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Actions Include Major Changes to SAT Format

downloadToday the College Board announced a series of actions designed to expand access and level the playing field for all aspiring college applicants.  These actions include:

  • A major redesign of the SAT format planned for Spring 2016
  • A partnership with Khan Academy to provide free test prep materials in support of the new test format
  • College application fee waivers for income-qualifying applicants

SAT changes include:

  • Three sections: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, Math, and Essay
  • A return to the 1600 scale, with a separate score for the essay section
  • Elimination of point deductions for wrong answers

Click here for the College Board press release or here for Wall Street Journal coverage of the announcement.