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Stanford Class of 2019 Admit Rate: An All Time Low of 5%

Stanford University reported to counselors an all time low admit rate of 5% for the class of 2019.  With a record number of applicant— 42,487— Stanford offered admission to 2,144 students, 742 of whom were from their restrictive Early Action … 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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Stanford Admissions 2014: How Much Tougher Can It Get?

Stanford University announced statistics from the 2014 admissions year:  A record 42,167undergraduate applications were received, and 5.1% were accepted.; 2.3% were wait listed.  Stanford is finding itself inundated with applicants planning to major in computer science, and with a much … Continue reading

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Stanford Early Decision ’13: Most Competitive Pool Ever

The Stanford admissions office announced in its recent letter to counselors that it received a record 6,948 early decision applications, an increase of 13% over last year.  748  of the applicants were admitted, and 593 were deferred, and the admission … Continue reading

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US Schools’ Results Still Behind Those of Key Countries

15 year olds in the USA continue to test below their peers in other developed countries, reported Mitoko Rich (“American 15 Year Olds Lag, Mainly in Math, in International Standardized Tests,” New York Times, 12/3/13). The test, called PISA, (Program … Continue reading

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Multitaskers Take Heed!

Students are not the only ones who think that by doing a number of things at once (listening to music, texting a friend, working on a paper, sipping on coffee) that they are modeling a high degree of efficiency and … Continue reading

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MOOC MANIA

In the presence of MOOC mania, there are those who may speculate that the era of the residential college and university is on the wane. Massive open online courses (like Coursera, co-founded by two Stanford computer scientists which now has … Continue reading

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