April 13, 2023 WHY AM I WRITING ABOUT THIS ISSUE? For the past five decades, those in the Princeton University Admission Office have made a concerted effort to diversify the
September 30, 2022 Having been the Dean of Admission at Princeton from 1978 to 1983, I read with interest that Harvard and Yale, along with scores of other colleges and
September 22, 2022 Although independent schools enjoy the autonomy to shape their own curricula, policies, and practices and to govern themselves free from federal and state oversight, that autonomy is
June 23, 2022 Having served as the Dean of Admission at Princeton University from 1978 to 1983, I learned enough about the admission policies and practices of a selective institution
In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, we learned that the acceptance rates at the Ivy League universities were the lowest on record. Specifically, Harvard accepted 3.4%, Columbia
Having recently read an article in the Wall Street Journal about the declining percentage of applicants to highly selective colleges being offered admission, I decided to go public with an
While great grades and academic rigor will continue to be the primary metric for college admissions, a student’s chances for admission will greatly improve once they understand how to utilize social media to demonstrate interest, convey good character, and showcase the skills and personal attributes colleges are looking for to set themselves apart from other qualified applicants.