20 January 2015

10 Things the College Admissions Office Won't Tell You

Posted in Perspectives

marketwatchHere's an article from Daniel Goldstein at Marketwatch entitled, "10 things the college admission office won't tell you."  It attempts to shed insight on topics such as grade inflation, essay authenticity, perceived exclusivity and need-aware admissions.

Click here to read the article

15 January 2015

Financial Aid for the Middle Class

Posted in Perspectives

wsjSeveral colleges are now attempting to cast a wider net with respect to financial aid.  The beneficiary: the middle class.  

This article from the Wall Street Journal outlines some of the initiatives being taken by public and private schools throughout the nation to earmark more grant aid to families earning between $65,000 and $150,000 per year.

Click here to read the article.

09 January 2015

Here's One Way to Get Early Admission Into College: Be Rich

Posted in Perspectives

Bloomberg-LogoThe title of this Bloomberg/BusinessWeek article leaves a lot to be desired, but it does correctly point out that affordability issues can often prevent applicants from applying to binding early decision programs because they won't be able to shop around for the best financial package.  

More importantly, the article does reinforce our strong belief that every rising senior needs to consider the possibility of applying early given how favorable the admission rates can be.  It may not always be appropriate—tools like College Kickstart can help you figure this out—but it should never be ignored. 

Click here for the article.

07 January 2015

Introducing College Kickstart 2015

Posted in College Kickstart

CK2015 200x174College Kickstart 2015 is here!

Two editions are available in this year's lineup:

  • Standard Edition ($50/season), which includes support for lists of 6-12 schools from our database of 250+ top U.S. colleges and universities
  • Plus Edition ($70/season), which includes support for lists of 6-20 schools and an enhanced database of 400+ entities.  

Both editions continue to offer the same great features to help you put together a sensible college plan, and are available for less than the cost of an application. 

Learn more

06 January 2015

Insights from Duke's Dean of Admissions

Posted in Perspectives

forbesRising seniors and parents—here's a great video from Forbes Magazine featuring Christophe Guttentag, Duke's Undergraduate Dean of Admissions.  It's entitled, "Who Gets Into Top Colleges and What Makes The Difference" and you'll find it chock full of interesting insights from the inside.

Click here to watch the video.

27 December 2014

Colby Admits 188 Early Decision I Applicants to the Class of 2019

Posted in Early Admission

colby logoColby College has admitted 188 Early Decision I applicants to the Class of 2019.  

A total of 373 ED1 applications were received this year, up 22% from the previous year.  The ED1 admission rate was 50%, down from last year's ED1 rate of 54%.   

Click here for the news release.

 

20 December 2014

Class of 2019 Early Admission Results (12/22)

Posted in Early Admission

Second Update

Early admission results continue to roll in.  Here's a summary of what's been reported as of 5:00pm PST December 20:

InstitutionDateEarly Applicants (2019)AdmittedAdmit RateSource
Brown (ED) 12/11

3,016

617

20%

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Dartmouth (ED) 12/12

1,859

483

26%

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Duke (ED) 12/11

3,180

815

26%

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Georgetown (REA) 12/15

6,840

907

13%

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Harvard (REA) 12/12

5,919

977

17%

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Johns Hopkins (ED) 12/12

1,865

538

29%

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Middlebury (ED) 12/19

667

280

42%

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MIT (EA) 12/13

6,519

625

10%

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Northwestern (ED) 12/13

2,793

1,011

36%

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Notre Dame (REA) 12/18

4,700

1,400

30%

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Princeton (SCEA) 12/15

3,850

767

20%

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Stanford (REA) 12/12

7,297

743

10%

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University of Pennsylvania (ED) 12/15

5,489

1,316

24%

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Williams (ED) 12/12

593

244

41%

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Yale (SCEA) 12/16

4,693

753

16%

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19 December 2014

Middlebury Admits 280 Early Applicants to the Class of 2019

Posted in Early Admission

middlebury logoMiddlebury College announced today that it admitted 280 early decision applicants to the Class of 2019.  

A total of 667 early action applications were received this year, down slightly (3%) from last year.  The early decision admission rate remained steady at 42%.

Middlebury expects admitted early decision applicants to comprise 40% of the targeted class size of 690.  

Click here for the news release.

 

19 December 2014

Department of Education Unveils College Rating Plan

Posted in Perspectives

DoEThe U.S. Department of Education outlined its framework for rating colleges in a report issued earlier today, as reported by the New York Times.  It plans to group schools into one of three categories: high-performing, low-performing and those in-between.

The article is interesting for two reasons: first, it provides a preview for how the government plans to assess college performance, and second, it's an instructive example of guarding against "false precision."

Click here for the Department of Education College Ratings Framework release.

Click here for the New York Times article.

18 December 2014

Notre Dame Admits 1,400 Early Action Applicants to the Class of 2019

Posted in Early Admission

notredame logoThe University of Notre Dame announced today that it admitted 1,400 early action applicants to the Class of 2019.  

A total of 4,700 early action applications were received this year, resulting in an early admission rate of 30%.  Total early action applications were up 4% over the previous year, despite the university changing its early action process to restrictive early action.   

Click here for the news release.

 

16 December 2014

Northwestern Admits 1,011 Early Decision Applicants to Class of 2019

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northwestern logoNorthwestern University admitted 1,011 early decision applicants to the Class of 2019.  

A total of 2,793 early decision applications were received this year, down slightly from last year's record 2,863, resulting in an early admission rate of 36%. 

This year's early admittees are expected to comprise 49% of this year's targeted class.

Click here for the news release.

 

16 December 2014

Georgetown Admits 907 Early Action Applicants to Class of 2019

Posted in Early Admission

georgetown logoGeorgetown University admitted 907 restrictive early action applicants to the Class of 2019.  

A total of 6,840 early action applications were received this year, resulting in an early admission rate of 13%. 

Click here for the news release.

 

16 December 2014

Yale Admits 753 Early Action Applicants to Class of 2019

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yale logoYale University announced today it admitted 753 single choice early action applicants to the Class of 2019.  

A total of 4,693 early applications were received this year, resulting in an early admission rate of 16%. This is essentially unchanged from last year.

Click here for the news release.

 

15 December 2014

UPenn Admits 1,316 Early Decision Applicants to Class of 2019

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upenn logoThe University of Pennsylvania admitted 1,316 early decision applicants to the Class of 2019.  

With early decision applications up 6% from the previous year to 5,489, this year's admission rate fell slightly from 25.3% to 24%.

This year's early admittees are expected to comprise 54% of this year's targeted class of 2,420.

Click here for the news release.

 

15 December 2014

Princeton Admits 767 Early Action Applicants to Class of 2019

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princeton logoPrinceton University admitted 797 single choice early action applicants to the Class of 2019.  

With early applications essentially unchanged from the previous year, this year's admission rate increased slightly from 18.5% to 20%.

Click here for the news release.

 

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