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Do "Likely Letters" Make Students "Likely" to Enroll? An Informal Survey

... If you receive a Likely Letter from a college that’s NOT your first choice, do you think that being clearly “wanted” might bump this school ahead of the initially preferred college(s)?

A Changing College Admissions Landscape for Asian-Americans

A Princeton University study tried to measure how race and ethnicity affect admissions by using SAT scores as a benchmark. The findings are quite interesting. Read more!

South Carolina College Denounces Homosexuality

"Erskine College in Due West, S.C., describes itself as a 'liberal arts' institution, but as far as that freedom applies to the hearts and minds of its students, it seems limited."

Started in Parents Forum by swiftyfan13x

Colleges with the Best Alumni Networks

What would you say are the colleges with the strongest alumni networks? Not necessarily the amount of clubs, but networks that provide real opportunities for job-seeking graduates.

Started in Parents Forum by ReadyToRoll

Student Banned from Areas of Campus for Resembling Classmate’s Rapist

"A student at a liberal-arts school in Oregon was reportedly banned from going anywhere on campus that a fellow student would be—because he looked like the person who had raped her."

Son Could Get into Ivy, but Refuses. What to Do?

We have a very academically talented son. From reading the CC boards, it seems he could get into an Ivy League, but he refuses. What should we do? We hope that the CC community can educate us parents on our thinking errors.

What Are the Top Sports Colleges Recruit For?

Despite many Google attempts, I couldn't find any info to answer this question. I presume the top sports are football, basketball, and soccer, right? What next? Swimming? Track and field? Is there any data out there?

Started in Parent Cafe by Sweetnerd

Will the College System Collapse?

It seems like colleges have become more and more like businesses, in that they're all about appearance and making money. Will this whole system collapse?

Started in Parents Forum by JackCW
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