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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, April 1-5

By Becca Huntting on Fri, Apr 05, 2013 @ 10:17 AM

Rutgers Fires Basketball Coach After Tapes Reveal Verbal and Physical Abuse, Ivy League Acceptance Rates Hit Record-Lows

The admissions landscape is always changing, and here at IvyWise we like to keep families informed on the latest news in college admissions and higher education. Check out some of the biggest stories in higher education from this past week:  

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Best College Pranks in History

By IvyWise on Mon, Apr 01, 2013 @ 11:40 AM

Happy April Fools' Day!

College students have conducted some of the best pranks in history. Rival schools, politicians, school administrations, and fellow students have all fell victim to elaborate and harmless pranks. A lot of technical planning, crafting, and attention to detail was put in to these projects so they would go off without a hitch. 

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, March 25-29

By IvyWise on Fri, Mar 29, 2013 @ 09:30 AM

A Princeton Review Survey Reveals the Biggest "Hopes and Worries" in Admissions, Ivy League Schools Release Decision for Class of 2017

The admissions landscape is always changing, and here at IvyWise we like to keep families informed on the latest news in college admissions and higher education.  

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UChicago Sees Record Applications for Class of 2017

By IvyWise on Mon, Mar 25, 2013 @ 10:03 AM

IvyWise Counselor and Former Assistant Director of Admissions at UChicago, Victoria, Comments on the School's Record Year

The University of Chicago is hot, hot, hot.  I have always been a fan of UChicago and as an alumna of the college and a former Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions it has been no surprise to me that the college remains a highly attractive option for students. While I saw the increase in popularity of the college first hand, I am still astonished at the rate at which the college's application numbers and popularity have increased.

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Inside Higher Ed Survey of Parents on College

By IvyWise on Wed, Mar 20, 2013 @ 03:10 PM

Parents most concerned about cost of college, ability of grads to gain employment

Inside Higher Ed and Gallup released a study that shows parents are most concerned with financing college in the college decision-making process, and believe getting a good job is the most important reason for pursuing higher education.  

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College Campuses Where Movies Were Filmed

By IvyWise on Tue, Mar 19, 2013 @ 01:01 PM

Lights, Camera, Action!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day Weekend!

By IvyWise on Fri, Mar 15, 2013 @ 09:30 AM

Schools With Irish Traditions

St. Patrick’s Day is Sunday, and celebrations will take place around the country this weekend to commemorate the holiday. A strong Irish presence exists at many colleges throughout the country, and at those schools St. Patty’s Day is an important time of year to not only have fun, but also celebrate a strong heritage. With traditions like wearing green and marching in parades, some schools find special ways to showcase their Irish pride.  

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College Basketball 2013

By IvyWise on Wed, Mar 13, 2013 @ 12:45 PM

These schools are ready for March Madness

March Madness is right around the corner, and college basketball fans are preparing for some intense match-ups. College basketball encourages school spirit, competition, and a strong sense of school community. Some schools boast basketball game attendance rates of nearly the entire student population, not to mention additional alumni, faculty, and other super fans. That large fan base can make for an intense arena environment at some schools, and as tournament time approaches, that atmosphere can make match-ups even more intense.  

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Test Optional Colleges

By IvyWise on Mon, Mar 11, 2013 @ 04:47 PM

Some Students Opt Out of Standardized Tests When Applying to Colleges

Standardized testing is one part of the admissions preparation process that students find to be particularly daunting. The SAT and ACT require a considerable amount of preparation time, and while a goal score is achievable through tutoring, practice tests, and a well crafted test strategy, some students find these exams wear heavily on their minds.  

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Unique College Majors

By IvyWise on Fri, Mar 08, 2013 @ 09:30 AM

These schools offer students some of the country’s most interesting concentrations

While many students opt for college majors like business, history, and biology, others decide to take a more unconventional path in school. Interdisciplinary studies allow students to combine a variety of interests into one major, but some schools decide to create distinct majors on their own. Colleges across the country offer a slew of unique majors for students with highly individualized interests, and the list grows every year.  

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