Ever wonder about legacy preferences in college admissions? Richard D. Kahlenberg’s book “Affirmative Action for the Rich: Legacy Preferences in College Admissions” examines legacy admission practices at a number of institutions including Brown, Princeton, Harvard, Penn and Dartmouth.
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Class of 2014 Admission Results for Duke, Penn, Cornell, Dartmouth, Northwestern, MIT, Stanford and More….
Harvard, Princeton, Brown, Penn, Chicago and other universities received record numbers of applications for the Class of 2014.
More than 30% of the Class of 2014 has been admitted under binding Early Decision programs at Cornell, Dartmouth, Swarthmore, Columbia, Amherst, Williams College, Middlebury, Wesleyan (CT) and Northwestern.
More than 30% of the Class of 2014 has been admitted under binding Early Decision programs at Cornell, Dartmouth, Swarthmore, Columbia, Amherst, Williams College, Middlebury and Northwestern.
Penn, Brown University, Duke University and Dartmouth College reported increases in early decision applications for the Class of 2014. Yale University, which has a non-binding early action programs, experienced a 5-percent decrease in applications. Stanford University, offering a single-choice early option action saw a 4-percent increase in applications.
Admission yields at Ivy League institutions were in the estimated range. Harvard University’s yield remained at 76%. Yale University reported a 68% yield and the yield at Dartmouth decreased by two percent from last year to 49%. According to published sources, all of the Ivy League schools, except Yale, expressed plans to accept students from their waitlists. Princeton University is expected to admit 31 waitlisted students. Harvard University is expected to admit least 85 students off the waitlist. MIT admitted 63 students (including some international students) off the waitlist to the Class of 2013.
Despite the poor economy, interest in attending many of America’s most competitive colleges and universities has not subsided. According to the New York Times, this year, 7 percent of applicants will be admitted to the Class of 2013 at Harvard, down from 8 percent last year. The Times reported that representatives of Harvard, Stanford, Dartmouth, [...]