Category Archive: Ivy League

Feb 19

Nearly 40,000 Apply To Harvard – College Class Of ’21

“Applications for admission to Harvard College rose to nearly 40,000 this year, with a record 39,494 students applying, up 1.2 percent from last year…. Countering a national trend, interest in the humanities has been rising at Harvard. This year, applicants with an interest in the field saw a 3 percent increase from last year’s applicant …

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Dec 17

Five Myths of a Liberal Arts Education

“Here are the five big myths surrounding liberal arts education — and why you shouldn’t believe them: Liberal arts education is only for the elite It’s prohibitively expensive to attend a liberal arts college Graduates have a staggering amount of debt This kind of education isn’t practical Liberal arts graduates are unemployable We only need …

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Oct 30

How To Make Sense of College Rankings

Frank Bruni of the New York Times writes about rankings. “Rothwell, who is now at Gallup, conceded that even the best rankings were ‘deeply flawed.’ ‘They don’t measure learning outcomes,’ he told me, ‘and it seems to me that that’s probably the chief goal of higher education: to teach people.’… ‘We should not overlook the …

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Jun 13

The Power of Introverts

Are you a quiet child? Do you have a quiet child? What are the best ways for introverts to prepare for college and adjust to campus life? Listen to interesting podcasts by Susan Cain on this subject by clicking here.

Jun 05

Colleges’ Low Acceptance Rates

Take a look at the damage done by those low acceptance rates. “Those inculcated with the idea that only a high status college will do for their post-secondary lives must endure a four-year slog through high school to position themselves for a virtually impossible result.” See how many students “fell during ‘The Charge of the …

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May 15

Why Your New SAT Score Is Not As Strong As You Think It Is

This is an important article about the new SAT. “Many college-bound students across America are celebrating this week what appear to be impressive results from the revised SAT. But in general the scores are not as strong as they seem at first glance.”  Read more by clicking here.

May 08

Who Gets Accepted?

“What It Takes– How does Stanford’s undergraduate admissions staff decide who gets accepted? Short answer: It’s complicated…. Even perfect test scores don’t guarantee admission. Far from it: 69 percent of Stanford’s applicants over the past five years with SATs of 2400—the highest score possible—didn’t get in…. ‘When [Stanford] takes students,’ says Figueroa, who, as an …

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May 01

Hybrid Jobs Call For Hybrid Education

Will you be ready for the new jobs that are emerging? This is important to think about as you think about college. “But in addition to such familiar jobs such as engineer, consultant, or financial analyst, we’re increasingly seeing new job titles emerge: forensic technologist, digital storyteller, and marketing automation manager…. What does this mean …

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Apr 24

Where College Admissions Went Wrong

Did you know? “According to a 2013 article published in Stanford’s alumni journal, more than two-thirds—69 percent—of the college’s applicants in the previous five years with perfect SAT scores didn’t get in…. ‘What students do over four years in high school is more important than what they do on a Saturday morning,’ ‘The kid who’s …

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Apr 10

Procrastination: Some Valuable Insight

Tim Urban, co founder of Arbor Bridge presents on Ted Talk about procrastination. Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator Are you a procrastinator? What does that mean? Click here to hear the TED Talk.

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