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The 20 most selective colleges in the U.S. (and why selectivity can be misleading) (USA Today)

A college’s selectivity is measured by dividing the number of accepted students by the number of applicants. You would think this could be an easy way to measure a college’s popularity and exclusivity.

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College Planning

5 Websites to Help You Pick Your College (Her Campus)

Between the stacks of snail mail you receive every day, the emails regularly coming into your inbox and the countless college fairs your school puts on, there are a lot of colleges trying to gain your attention.

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College Planning

Ten Ways to Prepare Your Social Media for Admissions Committees and Hiring Managers

When I applied to college in 2001, admissions counselors suggested that applicants who had any experience, however rudimentary, with building their own websites or online profiles would be at a major advantage over those without a discernible web presence. 745 more words

College Admissions

The Importance of the GPA in College Admissions (Noodle)

Everything a teen does academically in high school affects their GPA (grade point average).

Colleges admittedly pay attention to a student’s GPA when considering an admissions offer; however to what extent is often the question — and often different per school.

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College Planning

The 7 Worst College Application Clichés & How to Avoid Them (Her Campus)

Now that senior year is underway, only one thing stands between you and your totally awesome collegiette years: college applications. Sure, they may seem scary…

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College Confidential and Brain Dumping the SAT

SAT Scores Delayed for Asian International Students

The above is the official story put out by the Washington Post, which is far more informative than any other outlet I could find. 834 more words

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Yale Application Reader Reveals 4 Proven Tips For Ivy League Admission (Forbes)

There are no guarantees in the college admissions game, especially at name-brand institutions like those in the Ivy League. Not everyone is going to gain admission, even if, as…

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