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I had no idea Ivies sent out mail.

AliBubbleAliBubble Registered User Posts: 153 Junior Member
edited April 2009 in College Admissions
I did a double take when I was going through the stack today and saw University of Pennsylvania. I don't know why, but I just never thought Ivies sent out anything.
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Replies to: I had no idea Ivies sent out mail.

  • jerzgrlmomjerzgrlmom Registered User Posts: 1,245 Senior Member
    All three of my kids got mail from Ivy (and other top) schools, although this year, my tenth grader seems to be getting quite a bit of snail mail and email. It doesn't mean anything other than they did well on their PSATs or something. Just their attempt to recruit applications...
  • hmom5hmom5 - Posts: 10,882 Senior Member
    Harvard sends mail to 70,000 students each year! How do you think they get to accept only 7%?
  • tokenadulttokenadult Registered User Posts: 17,471 Senior Member
    I got Penn mail years ago, back when I had no idea that Penn is an Ivy.

    Confirmation of information about Harvard:

    Online Extra: How Harvard Gets its Best and Brightest

    My son is on several Ivy mailing lists, but I think that is mostly because he has attended regional information sessions for several of the Ivy League colleges. I think the main surge of recruitment of juniors by the most selective colleges starts in April of junior year, a bit after when some of the other colleges start.
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