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Selective Colleges

When Did Colleges Become Country Clubs?

Peter Mandel | Posted 11.14.2016 | Education
Peter Mandel

This is a time of year when colleges lure alumni and parents back for homecoming and family weekends. In the midst of so much that looks new, it's har...

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...

How Universities Can Look More Selective

Washington Post | Posted 09.23.2013 | College

Washington and Lee University declared in its official reports last year that 5,972 students applied for admission and 19 percent were accepted. Those...

Improving Socioeconomic Diversity at Top Colleges and Universities

Catharine Hill | Posted 06.05.2013 | College
Catharine Hill

Our most significant policy challenge of the last few years has been weighing the social good of ensuring that qualified applicants can afford to attend against the fiscal constraints, worsened by the recession.

How To Get In To America's Top Colleges

| The Princeton Review | Posted 03.15.2012 | College

The Huffington Post teamed up with the Princeton Review, one of the nation’s leading education-services companies, to present this special feature o...

There Are No "Top Tier" Colleges, Schools (or Kids!)

Steve Nelson | Posted 01.29.2012 | Education
Steve Nelson

You high school seniors, applying to or waiting to hear from colleges, ignore all the nonsense about top tier schools. And especially ignore the ridiculous notion that your SAT score or grade point average defines who you are.