Myth: Ivy Leagues are the Most Selective Schools

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It’s a common thought that Ivy League schools are the most selective of all the colleges and universities in the United States. You’ll find that’s not exactly the case. Ivy League Acceptance Rates Harvard is the most selective school out of the Ivy Leagues, selecting only 5% of applicants, with Yale right behind, only accepting …

Myth: Most Students Are Not Accepted into Their First Pick School

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You might have heard how a surprisingly large percentage of college students aren’t attending their first choice schools. The number has been increasing steadily since 2006 (in 2011, around 43% of students did not attend their first choice schools, the lowest number since UCLA began conducting the student survey in 1974). However, it’s not necessarily …

What NOT to Ask During a College Visit

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During your college visits, you may have a list of questions you want to ask, either as a student or a parent. These may include questions about the campus life, classes, majors, or town. There are a few questions though that you will want to steer clear of. Here are some ones you don’t want …

The Importance of College Admissions Interviews

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College interviews: Some schools require them, some have optional interviews, and still others have none at all. If you can make it to campus, schools want you to do so; otherwise, alumni interviews are often used if you live farther away. Some schools place more emphasis on the interviews than others. There are two things …