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Isn't College Admission supposed to be Getting Less Competitive?
I noticed some parents commenting in other threads that 2017 was a brutal admissions year. Is this really true? We're there any recent years that were less competitive?. In the northeast we've heard steady news that the number of 18 year olds graduating from high school has been dropping since approximately 2008-2010, but there don't seem to be any news stories about college admission getting any less selective anywhere. Even if you take into account the fact that each student may be applying to more places, you would think the colleges would have to compensate for this on their end by admitting more applicants. Would appreciate any thoughts.