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Highly Selective Colleges

10 Colleges Where Applicants Are Least Likely to Get In

us news | Devon Haynie | Posted 12.12.2014 | College

This article comes to us courtesy of U.S. News & World Report, where it was originally published. The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overa...

Do This to Improve Your College Chances

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 12.17.2014 | College
Patrick O'Connor

It's time to stop thinking about getting into college, and start thinking about going to college. Do the schools on both lists offer the same majors? Have about the same class size? Do the students at all schools care equally about learning, or thinking, or Friday night?

School Vouchers Have Little Effect On College Enrollment, With One Exception: Study

Posted 08.24.2012 | Education

The offer of a voucher to attend private school in New York City had little overall effect on college enrollment, according to a study by researchers ...

Black, Hispanic Students Remain Dramatically Underrepresented At Highly Selective Colleges

Posted 07.17.2012 | Education

Black and Hispanic students remain significantly underrepresented in the most selective colleges, according to a new report. The study, released b...

A New Response to College Rejections: Surrender

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 06.05.2012 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

Colleges seem poised to continue to solicit more applicants without increasing the number of admission offers, and students may continue to try and be all things to the admissions office in the hopes of getting an offer.

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 ...