Episode 72: A Different Look at College Acceptance Rates

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As some families and kids are struggling with the results of college acceptance time (and, by the way, those families might include ones with great students who got into great colleges, but just not into the great college they had hoped for), we thought that the episode today might lighten the mood around your homes. Please listen to our episode to hear excerpts from two intelligent and provocative articles, published in the past month — €”one by The New York Times and one by The Baltimore Sun.

First, sit back and enjoy some excerpts from Frank Bruni’€™s op-ed piece, entitled “College Admissions Shocker!”€ It is a tongue-in-cheek look at the super-low college acceptance rates that
some elite colleges are boasting about right now. We guarantee you some smiles and probably some laughs.

Then, think with us about Ron Wolk’€™s innovative — €”and perhaps truly intriguing — notion about college admissions at elite colleges, as spelled out in his article, entitled “€œA lottery for elite institutions.”€ We guarantee you that you will have a thought you never had before.

Enjoy this episode. We will be back next week with a look at how to pay for college.

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