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The White Admissions Advantage at Harvard: Unfair, But Different from Discrimination Against Asian Americans

Julie J. Park | Posted 05.24.2015 | College
Julie J. Park

As high school seniors across America await college admissions decisions, here's some food for thought: About one-third of Harvard White students are admitted through special preferences, and that's a conservative estimate.

That Harvard Rejection Letter Is Fake, But Still Really, Really, Funny

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.06.2015 | Teen

The "Harvard rejection letter" that went viral earlier this week? Yeah, it's fake. But you should still read it. Molly McGaan, the letter's author ...

Maximize Your Summer

Ishan Puri | Posted 08.09.2014 | Education
Ishan Puri

Around the nation, the summer sun dawns a new beginning and change of pace. High school students ask the perennial question: "What should I be doing?"...

Harvard Makes History!

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.17.2014 | Black Voices

There was a time when black students were not allowed to attend Ivy Leagues universities. This year, Harvard University proved just how far they’ve ...

Revise, Revise, Revise: Approaching Your College Admissions Essays

Ishan Puri | Posted 02.19.2013 | College
Ishan Puri

The revision process puts a refined polish to your essays and application in total and ensures thoughtful responses. With the right mindset, these essays and the revision can be game-changing in the admissions process.

Department Of Education Ends Inquiry Into Harvard Admissions

The Harvard Crimson | Hana N. Rouse and Justin C. Worland , CRIMSON STAFF WRITERS | Posted 02.22.2012 | College

The U.S. Department of Education has closed its investigation into alleged discrimination against Asian Americans in Harvard's admissions policies fol...

Would You Identify as LGBT When Applying To College?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

LGBT Ivy Leaguers, take note: Harvard University officials are considering the addition of language that will allow prospective students to identify a...

WATCH: Waitlisted Student Sings For A Spot At Harvard

Posted 06.13.2011 | College

When Harvard hopeful Grace Oberhofer got wait-listed, she decided to take matters into her own hands... so she wrote an emphatic ditty in which she ex...

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 ...

The Real Story Behind Harvard's Return To Early Admissions

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

In the fall of 2006, first Harvard University, then Princeton University, and then the University of Virginia announced that they would end programs i...

How to Get Into Harvard by Lying or: Why Adam Wheeler is a Modern Folk Hero

Leah Finnegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Leah Finnegan

Adam Wheeler is a true hero of our time. He challenged the college admissions gods -- and won.

The HARDEST Schools To Get Into 2010 (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Leah Finnegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The results are in: Harvard leads the pack of the most selective schools for the class of 2014, with an admissions rate of 6.9 percent -- down from 7 ...

UPDATED: Acceptance Rates DROP At Highly Selective Schools

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Application numbers to competitive schools grew dramatically this year, with the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, Duke and Brown seeing increase...

Harvard Hopefuls Change Plans For A Place On The Z-List

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

With an acceptance rate of seven percent, Harvard disappoints many prospective students each April. But a chosen handful of the rejected are given ...

Rich And Famous College REJECTS (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Dittman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

As envelopes fat and thin fill the mailboxes of hopeful college seniors around the country, it's important to remember that acceptance to a certain sc...