Thursday, March 27, 2014

Big Day & Small Percentages for Ivy Admissions

This sobering article just posted on Bloomberg will put what is certain to be a lot of disappointment into perspective. The opening line - "It was a little easier to get into Harvard College this year" - is a bit of irony. Read on, and if you had your heart set on going to HYPCS (Harvard Yale etc.) and didn't get in, please, don't dwell on it. You've got lots of very good company. 

"It was a little easier to get into Harvard College this year.
"The school accepted 5.9 percent of applicants to its freshman class, a higher percentage than the 5.8 percent in 2013, Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Harvard said in a statement today.
"Students will still have to study hard to gain admittance to any of the eight schools that make up the Ivy League. Yale Universityreceived a record 30,932 applications and accepted only 6.3 percent of them, compared with 6.7 percent last year. When rounded, acceptance rates for Columbia University and Princeton University were unchanged from last year." READ MORE

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