This Week in College

This Week in College

ShareIs Washington & Lee manipulating its application data to appear more competitive? At the University of Alabama, a number of  traditionally white sororites have finally…

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The Early Decision and Financial Aid Dilemma

The Early Decision and Financial Aid Dilemma

ShareEarly decision application and financial aid are probably two of the most confusing and (seemingly) complicated things for students when applying to college. The idea…

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Tipping the Scale in Your Favor

Tipping the Scale in Your Favor

ShareAs more students are becoming increasingly competitive, seeking 4.0 unweighted GPAs, 2400 SATs, and 36 ACTs, the light of hope seems to diminish in the…

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Common Data Sets: An Admissions Goldmine

Common Data Sets: An Admissions Goldmine

ShareAdmissions statistics by gender. Early decision admission rates. Enrollment breakdowns by race. Regular decision admission rates. Class sizes. Average SAT scores. Percentage of students involved…

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College Applications: Financial Realities

College Applications: Financial Realities

ShareThis article is part of a series in which a rising high school senior chronicles her admissions process. You can read Gabby’s previous post here….

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The Pros and Cons of Early Decision/Action

The Pros and Cons of Early Decision/Action

ShareThe College Application process is a series of choices: when and how will you write that dream essay, when will take your necessary tests, when…

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Acceptance rate: the be-all end-all?

Acceptance rate: the be-all end-all?

ShareWhen I was first applying to college, I used acceptance rates as shorthand for school quality. It seemed obvious to me that a better school…

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