Admissions & Student Aid

College Admissions, Frozen in Time

Gabriella Demczuk, The New York Times

Sixth-graders tour the U. of Maryland at College Park. Colleges are using this century’s tools 
to recruit prospective students even as they use the last century’s formula to select them.
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Let’s consider, just for a minute, the toad. Go on, imagine one sitting right there, all lumpy and leathery-skinned. To understand the college-admissions process, flawed and often frustrating, it helps to ponder this awkward amphibian.

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