Monthly Archives: December 2014

Dartmouth College: Early Decision Statistics

As we so often do at this time of year, we are reporting early decision statistics from one of the nation’s most competitive universities :  Dartmouth College. The pattern which appears to be the new normal:  record-breaking applications, year after … Continue reading

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College Majors, Debt and Earnings

Everyone knows that students graduating from college with a major among the STEM disciplines are likely to be very employable and to earn good salaries right from the start. “Student Debt: A Calculator Focused On College Majors” (David Leonhardt, The … Continue reading

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College Guidance Counselors— Larger Caseloads Than Ever

It is no wonder that independent educational consultants are advising more students than ever before, given that the national average in US public schools of students to college guidance counselors is 478 t0 1, reported NACAC (National Association of College … Continue reading

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MIT Early Action: Record Breaking Year

The greatest-ever number of Early Action applicants, 5,684, applied to MIT this fall, with a consequent all-time low percentage of Early Action admits:  10.4%.  17.4% were rejected outright, and 68.5% were deferred. With an increase of 13% Early Action applications … Continue reading

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Strong Students Need Not Be Intimidated By Low Admission Percentages

As students, parents, and guidance counselors watch acceptance percentages drop each year at the very most selective US colleges and universities (last year, Stanford and Harvard were below 6% admitted, Princeton , Yale and Penn were hovering below 8%, etc.), … Continue reading

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