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Each May the National Association for College Admissions Counseling compiles a list of colleges that still have space available.
"In an ideal world, college preparatory education would encourage students who crave knowledge. The reality of 'The Hunger Games' comes closer to the truth, where students battle to survive in application pools seeming to demand perfection."
"The admission frenzy will stop only when colleges, students and, frankly, parents refuse to play the game anymore—when we admit that more doesn’t equal better. [ ... ] With great respect I say to all parents, 'Relax.'"
"A new survey reveals that many grads don’t know their total student loan balance and more than a third don’t know what they pay in interest." …
" … Dean of admission and financial aid at Stanford since September 2005, Shaw said he understands the public fascination with a measure of selectivity that now stands at 4.7 percent … But … "
"… 'Middle income parents need to ensure their own financial stability first,' Braxton said. 'It's like putting on your airplane oxygen mask before you put on your children's.'" ...
"Booklets for the redesigned exam leaked online within days of the test."