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College Acceptance Rates

Do You Need a College Admissions Counselor?

Ishan Puri | Posted 05.26.2015 | Education
Ishan Puri

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.

Screw The Ivies, Here Are The Best Schools You Can Actually Get Into

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 07.30.2014 | College

It might be tough to get into the Ivy League, but that doesn't mean you can't get into a good school. Money magazine's new list released Monday ra...

Are University Early Admissions Crowding out Qualified Students Applying Later?

McKenzie Maxson | Posted 06.11.2014 | College
McKenzie Maxson

In theory, it sounds great -- if a student knows what he or she wants, why not go for it right away and escape the stress and tough decisions of the typical college application process?

Did Twitter Help This Student Get Accepted To His Dream School?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.10.2013 | Technology

After finding out he had been wait-listed from his dream college, Brookline High School senior Bernie Zak was not content sitting around and waiting f...

The Light at the End of the College Admissions Tunnel

Sam Lyons | Posted 07.01.2012 | Teen
Sam Lyons

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.

The Truth About College Acceptance Rates: How Low Can They Go?

Kat Cohen | Posted 06.09.2012 | College
Kat Cohen

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!

Don't Let College Rejections Stand in Your Way

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 05.26.2012 | College
Rebecca Joseph

May 1 is the national college decision day. So that means seniors and their families need to spend the next five weeks making some very powerful college decisions.

Vassar Goofs and Claremont-McKenna Lies -- What Does It Mean to Students?

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 04.07.2012 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

Students should develop their own lists of college wants, needs, and "must haves," then do the research that leads them to rank that list, and make a strong, personalized college choice.

College Admissions Rates Drop For The Class Of 2015

Posted 05.30.2011 | College

College admissions rates for the class of 2015 fell across the board, figures released this week show. Harvard University saw its acceptance rate ...

Is Higher Education Living Up to Its Promise of Opportunity for Low-Income Students?

Michael Laracy | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Michael Laracy

Michelle Asha Cooper, president of the Institute for Higher Education Policy, contributed the following commentary on the correlation between postseco...

College Access: The Missing Link

Karen Arnold, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Arnold, Ph.D.

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.

Wall Of College Rejection Letters: How Kids Cope | Peter Schworm | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

High school seniors everywhere have traditionally posted their rejection letters as an act of collective defiance against the high-pressure and hyperc...