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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, March 21-25

Fri, Mar 25, 2016 @ 10:20 AM

College admissions newsColleges Report Record-Low Admission Rates for the Class of 2020, ACT Announces New PreACT Test


More colleges have released admission decisions this week, and with them comes a peek into the class of 2020. Many colleges are reporting record-low admission rates, with more decisions coming today and over the weekend.

Admission are just one of the things that students need to consider when building a balanced college list. It’s a good piece of information to have when deciding which target, reach, and likely colleges to apply to. At IvyWise, we aim to make the admissions process as easy as possible by providing families with the news and information they need to make informed college decisions. This is why we bring you the latest higher education news every Friday.

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

  1.  More regular decisions were released this week, with many schools reporting record-low admission rates. Here’s a look at some admission rates released this week:
    1. Barnard: 16%
    2. Duke: 10.4%
    3. Johns Hopkins: 11.4%
    4. Middlebury: 16%
    5. Northwestern: 10.7%
    6. University of Georgia: 50%
    7. University of Southern California: 16.5%
    8. Williams: 17%
  2. Stanford is releasing decisions today, with more colleges releasing over the weekend. Check out the list here!
  3. The ACT announced this week that it will now offer the PreACT, “a 10th grade multiple-choice assessment that helps students prepare for the experience of taking the ACT test and provides information regarding their future performance on the exam.” The PreACT will be scored on the same 1-36 scale as the ACT and will be available in the fall.
  4. Dr. Kat spoke with Barron’s about the new SAT and what students taking the revamped college entrance exam can expect.
  5. Ready to get started on college prep? Take the first step with outside reading.

Want more admission statistics? Check back next week for our post on class of 2020 admission rates!



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