Monday, April 18, 2016

NYTimes Article: Common Application Saturates the College Admissions Market, Critics Say

This New York Times article points out just a bit of the craziness of Admissions to universities and colleges...a must read!


NYTimes Article: Common Application Saturates the College Admissions Market, Critics Say




Peter Kang, a high school senior in Chantilly, Va., applied to 21 colleges.
 Creditvia Peter Kang

As the news rippled across the web last week that a Long Island student had won admission to all eight Ivy League universities, thousands of people reacted with messages of praise.
But when Peter Kang, a high school senior in Chantilly, Va., saw a New York Times article last week about the student, Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, on his Facebook feed, he grumbled.
“This is exactly what is driving down college acceptance rates and making university that much harder to get into,” he wrote on the site, setting off a lively discussion in the comment thread.
The crux of Mr. Kang’s complaint, one shared by many other students, is that he and his peers are applying to too many colleges, driving down admission rates and elevating the prestige of selective universities, which leads more students to apply.
“It just seems like a vicious cycle,” Mr. Kang, 17, said in an interview.
Read it all HERE

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