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It was a little more difficult this year to get admitted to an Ivy League school, as tens of thousands of college applicants learned Thursday evening. Seven of the eight colleges and universities that make up the Ivy League have lowered their acceptance rates since last year. The trend to tiptoe …
How Do Schools Stack Up? The financial return on a college education depends on a complex calculation involving cost and the potential payoff. The tools below will help you
Ready for an understatement? Choosing a college is a crazy process. And in the midst of all the mania, it can be hard to narrow your focus, figure
Finding yourself on a college wait list is frustrating. If you’ve been accepted or rejected, at least you know where you stand. Not so with the wait list. First
Jack Brodsky, a student at Leman Manhattan Preparatory School, obsessively checked his emails, looking for any whisper of what his prospective colleges thought of him. The senior had just submitted
By Ian Mark, Newton North High School, Mass. Printed in the Boston Globe Magazine. Every day I make choices. Some are minor (what do I wear to school?), some
By Christine L. Pluta, the director of college counseling at Lycée Français de New York for The New York Time's - The Choice column. This is the month you’ve been waiting for.
One of the most exciting things about searching for the right college is imagining yourself in a new venue with new people and surroundings. But what if you just
A media buzz has caused some people to question one longstanding pillar of American culture: the value of a higher education. Prospective students hear accounts of self-made billionaires
Higher education options are changing for all students — not only for gutsy school reformers and tech enthusiasts dropping out with hopes to become the next Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg.