While Washington University saw a 10 percent increase in applicants from last year, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions reduced the University’s rate of admission by nearly 10 percent to ensure their target freshman enrollment is not exceeded.
directed by Paul Weitz and starring Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Nat Wolff opens Friday, March 22nd Admissions decisions went out to the Class of 2017 over the past 2 weeks, causing me to have flashbacks to the torturous process of applying to college. But if you want a peek behind the scenes of the adults [...]
Focus Features recently hosted a press junket for college journalists for the upcoming movie “Admission.” I was lucky enough to attend the press conference, whose panel included actors Tina Fey, Paul Rudd and Nat Wolff and director Paul Weitz. The press conference opened with a question for the entire panel on the experience of getting into college.
As Washington University admissions officers sift through early decision applicants for the class of 2017 this month, they will have one less thing on their minds. “We do it in three-and-a-half,” the age-old motto of the January Program, will soon become obsolete as the last group of JProg students arrives on campus in January.
For many college students, a significant international population is taken for granted to be part of a school’s demographic makeup. Just a few years ago, however, this would not have been the case; in the past five years, the number of Chinese undergraduate students alone has risen from 10,000 to 57,000. Enrollment as a percentage has similarly skyrocketed.
Harvard and Princeton have recently re-instituted early action undergraduate admissions programs after cutting them in the fall of 2007. Presumably, these two premier institutions initially took the lead in abolishing their nonbinding early action programs in an attempt to influence peer universities to follow in their footsteps.
The high school seniors arriving on campus this weekend for scholarship finalist weekend—the first of many visitation weekends—were admitted into the University from a pool of nearly 25,000 applicants. “The admission decisions this year were the most challenging in the University’s history,” Director of Admissions Julie Shimabukuro wrote in an e-mail to Student Life.
Student Union Senate on Wednesday passed a resolution in support of founding United for Undergraduate Socio-Economic Diversity (U/FUSED), a group that would aim to increase socioeconomic diversity on a national level at undergraduate schools. U/FUSED will be a coalition that has organizations at different undergraduate schools.
In a blog entitled, “An Unofficial Guide to Unstandard MITglish, 1st Edition,” sophomore Yan Zhu at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) defines the word “function” in an MIT context for prospective students…