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Write 500 Words, Get Into College: Common Application Sets Essay Length Limit
source: time.com / June 2011

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.

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University of California enrolls more out-of-state freshmen
source: latimes.com / July 2011

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.

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On Common App, Georgetown now stands alone
source: washingtonpost.com / June 2011

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.

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Reality TV and the SAT: Did students miss the point of the essay question?
source: yahoo.com / July 2011

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.

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5 Tips to Use the Summer Before College Wisely
source: usnews.com / June 2011

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.

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10 Private Universities With Largest Financial Endowments
source: usnews.com / June 2011

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.

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CA College Students Brace for State Budget Cuts
source: abcnews.com / July 2011

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.

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Elite Korean Schools, Forging Ivy League Skills
source: nytimes.com / April 2008

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.

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On College: The SAT vs. the ACT
source: mercurynews.com / June 2011

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.

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Harvard, Princeton Restore Early Admissions
source: huffingtonpost.com / February 2011

Harvard and Princeton will again offer early admissions options to prospective students.

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