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Write 500 Words, Get Into College: Common Application Sets Essay Length Limit
Call it an exercise in brevity. The Common Application, widely used by high-school seniors in an effort to streamline the admissions process, set a new word limit for next year's college applicants.
University of California enrolls more out-of-state freshmen
The University of California's effort to recruit more out-of-state students for the extra tuition they pay is having a strong impact on the incoming freshman class, with nonresidents making up 12.3% of the new class, up from 8% in the school year just ended, according to figures released Thursday.
On Common App, Georgetown now stands alone
Starting July 1, USC will accept the Common Application. And with that move, Georgetown becomes the last holdout among traditional national universities in embracing a universal college application.
Reality TV and the SAT: Did students miss the point of the essay question?
Students, parents, and school officials are crying foul over an essay question on last Saturday's SAT college admissions test, in which test-takers were asked to consider the merits, if any, of reality television.
5 Tips to Use the Summer Before College Wisely
After running a 12-year marathon, many high school seniors cross a long-awaited finish line with both a diploma and a college acceptance letter in hand. And between that race and the next lay three warm summer months, often devoid of responsibility.
10 Private Universities With Largest Financial Endowments
Harvard University has about $10 billion more in its endowment than any other private college in the country, according to data reported by schools to U.S. News.
CA College Students Brace for State Budget Cuts
California college students are bracing for higher tuition bills and fewer courses and campus services under a new state budget that once again slashes spending on higher education.
Elite Korean Schools, Forging Ivy League Skills
It is 10:30 p.m. and students at the elite Daewon prep school here are cramming in a study hall that ends a 15-hour school day. A window is propped open so the evening chill can keep them awake. One teenager studies standing upright at his desk to keep from dozing.
On College: The SAT vs. the ACT
The words SAT and ACT can conjure anxiety for even the most academically confident student. Standardized testing has become so talked about and so prepared for that I have heard of fifth-graders enrolling in SAT prep classes -- something I am highly against.
Harvard, Princeton Restore Early Admissions
Harvard and Princeton will again offer early admissions options to prospective students.