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2019 Admission Rates at Top-Tier Institutions

Colleges and universities have been releasing results for their regular decision admissions round since mid-March, and it’s clearly been another in a series of increasingly competitive years for applicants at most top-tier institutions. Admission rates are at historic lows at … read more

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Integrity in College Admissions Consulting

The banality of the late-breaking college admissions scandal and the assorted bad actors that participated in it is revealed in the court affidavit. One applicant was touted as being 6’2” and a star on his high school basketball team, when … read more

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The USC School of Cinematic Arts

It’s 1929 Los Angeles and you’re on the board of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences. You want to create an excellent school to support the region’s vital new industry. The host university school will be among the … read more

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Elite Colleges Raise Women’s Lifetime Earnings

There are many good reasons for a young woman to attend college after high school, only one of which is to enable her to earn more money during her career. Those who do have earnings potential uppermost in their minds … read more

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The 2018 State of College Admissions Report

Since its founding in 1937, the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), a preeminent trade association in the admissions field, has had as its mission the support of students in the transition from high school to college. Given the … read more

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Changes to Advanced Placement Processes in 2019

Advanced Placement (AP) is a program in the United States and Canada created by the College Board that offers college-level courses and exams to high school students in a broad range of subjects. American colleges and universities consider AP courses in assessing a student’s qualifications for … read more

Class of 2023 Early Admission Results for Top-Tier Institutions

Most top-tier colleges and universities have announced the results of their early admission cycles for the Class of 2023. Many of these institutions reported a record-high number of early admission applicants, continuing the trend of the last decade.

Some admissions … read more

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Top-Tier Schools Replace SAT Essays With Graded Papers

In a change in admissions policies announced earlier this year, two Ivy League universities, Princeton and Brown, stated that they’ll require applicants to submit graded papers as part of the 2018-2019 cycle. These new policies closely follow the announcements that … read more

The Best Top-Tier Schools for the Performing Arts

Any student who has been on stage and experienced the adrenaline rush of performing may wish to consider singing, dancing, or acting as a career. As in any other profession, success in the performing arts calls for intensive training. A … read more

Physics and Astronomy at John Hopkins University

When you hear about Johns Hopkins University in the news, it often concerns one of two renowned organizations affiliated with the school — the Applied Physics Laboratory and the Medical School and Center. Less noted but equally renowned  are the … read more