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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Jan. 16-20

Fri, Jan 20, 2017 @ 10:48 AM

newsletter - application numbers.jpgClass of 2021 Application Numbers, College Prep Resources for Sophomores

 

With the new year comes new college prep goals, and with seniors all but done with their college applications, the focus has now shifted toward getting underclassmen college-ready.

The spring semester is a big college prep time for sophomores and juniors, as it’s now time to think about test prep, researching colleges, and preparing for the application process in the fall. Preparing for the college admissions process also means staying informed on the latest college admissions trends and developments, especially now that there are more college application options.

At IvyWise, we aim to take the stress out of applying to college by keeping families informed on the latest college admissions news. Here are some of the top college admissions and higher education news stories from the past week.

  1. Colleges are starting to gradually release early and regular statistics for the class of 2021. Here are some of the most recent.
    1. NYU reported a record-number of applications for the class of 2021, with 67,232 students applying for admission.
    2. Boston College accepted 33% of early applicants to the class of 2021.
    3. Boston University released its early application numbers, with 4,181 students applying to the first early decision for the class of 2021.
    4. Yale Daily News also did a roundup of early application stats across the Ivy League.
    5. For more early admission rates, check out our post here.
  2. The New York Times did a feature on young entrepreneurs struggling to get their businesses off the ground as the result of student debt.
  3. Reuters has been doing a series on academic fraud and cheating on standardized college entrance exams for months now. The latest revelation comes as a foreign firm accused of application fraud bows out of a project with top-tier US universities aimed at verifying transcripts from China.
  4. While wealthier students attend highly-selective institutions at higher rates, a top-tier education benefits students of all economic backgrounds. A new study has found that students of all socioeconomic backgrounds who graduate from the same college achieve equal financial success.
  5. Sophomores: Now’s the time to get serious about your college prep. Here are 20 college prep resources to help you get on track.

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