Dartmouth Admissions Up 9%

By Gabriel Onate (The Dartmouth). Last week, the College reported a total of 22,005 applications for the Class of 2022, marking a 9.8 percent increase in applications compared to last year. Applications for the Class of 2021 totaled 20,034. Co-founder of college admissions consulting firm Top Tier Admissions Mimi Doe said she had several theories […]

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Harvard Agrees to Turn Over Records Amid Discrimination Inquiry

By Anemona Hartocollis (The New York Times).  Harvard University has agreed to turn over years of confidential applicant and student records to the United States Justice Department, which has opened an aggressive investigation into whether the university has systematically discriminated against Asian-American applicants, officials said Friday. It was the first time that Harvard had agreed […]

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Maker Of GRE Thinks GRE Is A Valid Test For Law Schools

By Kathryn Rubino (Above the Law). Change is in the air, and it’s more than just the weather on this blustery Halloween day. If you’ve been paying attention to developments in legal education you’ve noticed the dramatic uptick in law schools — even incredibly prestigious ones — accepting the GRE in lieu of the LSAT […]

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Legacies make up a sixth of Penn undergraduates.

By Harry Trustman ( The Daily Pennsylvanian) Less than a week after the Trump administration announced that it plans to investigate claims of affirmative action discriminating against Asian-American applicants, a former Princeton University admissions officer called attention to another form of “affirmative action” — legacy admissions. Legacy admissions refer to the preference that universities give to students […]

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