Every year we hear dizzying statistics about the college admissions process. Thousands of students apply to colleges with single digit acceptance rates, and often it feels like a lottery ticket to get accepted.
Something has been really bugging me. It's not unique to me -- every kid my age goes through it in a similar way. It's a modern horror that I've just dipped my toes into: THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS PROCESS.
Admissions decisions for the college class of 2016 were recently released and acceptance rates dropped even more. In 1991, the acceptance rate for the University of Pennsylvania was 47 percent and this year it is down to just 12.3 percent!
The current debate on postsecondary education access overlooks a crucial period that derails the college plans of many low-income students who successfully graduate high school and gain college admission.