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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, April 4-8

Fri, Apr 08, 2016 @ 09:24 AM

College Admissions NewsMore Class of 2020 Admission Rates, Student Accepted to All Eight Ivy League Colleges


By now, most college bound high school seniors know their college admission decisions. Whether they were accepted, rejected, or waitlisted, there’s a lot to keep in mind, and a lot of news that juniors preparing for the college admissions should know!

At IvyWise, we believe that staying informed on the latest college admissions news and trends is necessary in order to be successful when applying to college. The college admissions landscape is constantly changing, and we aim to help families keep up with the latest developments with our news roundup every week.

Here are some of the top stories in college admissions and higher education news from this past week:

  1. More statistics for the class of 2020 are rolling in: Amherst admitted 13.7% of applicants for the class of 2020, UNC admitted 12% of regular decision applicants, Tufts accepted 14%, Bowdoin admitted 14.3%, Emory admitted 24.7%, and GWU admitted 39.5% of applicants for the fall. Want more admission rates? Check out our post here.
  2. Every year there’s at least one student who does the (almost) impossible: Gets accepted to all eight Ivy League colleges. This year it was a bight STEM student from Long Island. She was accepted to all eight Ivy Leagues plus a few others. Dr. Kat spoke with The New York Times to give some insight into what made this exceptional student stand out.
  3. The Common Application has added a few more members for the next application cycle. Check out the list here.
  4. Rejected from your top-choice college? For some students, there is the option to appeal their rejection. But should they? Here’s some insight.
  5. Our April newsletter went out this week! In this month’s edition: What are Your Chances of Getting Off the Waitlist?, Ace Your AP Exams With These 5 Test Prep Tips, and What Families Need to Know About Rising Application Numbers and How It Affects Your College Prep.

What do you think of this year’s admission rates? Would you apply to all eight Ivy League colleges? Tell us in the comments below!


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