Class rank retains a role in college admissions, but one that has diminished as more and more high schools discontinue the practice of ranking seniors. The primary factor in admissions remains your high school grades, especially in Advanced Placement, International … read more
Man walks into his home after a hard day’s work. Sees his young son in the next room looking crestfallen.
“What’s the matter?” the father asks. The son hands him his report card.
Father looks it over and exclaims, “What? … read more
“What’s your service focus?” is the question to be answered by Princeton students participating in a new program intended to combine service and learning early in their University experience. The Service Focus Program will bring undergraduates together to explore the … read more
Many people associate the term “B-School” with Masters of Business Administration programs, especially those at the more prestigious universities. Needless to say, it’s the qualitative difference between undergraduate B-Schools that’s of more immediate importance to high school seniors planning to … read more
A student’s academic record will always be the most important qualifier for admission to an elite institution. But applicants aren’t accepted solely because they have excellent academic records because more students have these qualifications than can be admitted. Therefore, attention … read more
From pre-school through high school, you’re encouraged to play team sports, and for good reason: exercise is healthy; team interaction improves a student’s social skills; teamwork teaches group dynamics, and so on. When you reach high school, another benefit is … read more
The publication of Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations in 1776 is considered the birth of economics as a distinct discipline. The book identified land, labor, and capital as the three factors of production and the major contributors to a … read more
Ivy League and other elite institutions favor applicants who have challenged themselves throughout high school by taking advanced courses and earning high grades in them. As a high school student who has recently completed your sophomore year and aspires to … read more
One of the most basic of the tenets of economics describes the relationship of supply and demand. It holds that the supply of a good or service in a free market will increase until it attains equilibrium with the demand … read more
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