What Do Lower Acceptance Rates Mean?

The elite colleges and universities boasted some of the lowest acceptance rates ever this year, but what does this really mean? On the surface, it means it’s more difficult to be admitted, but it also means more students are inspired to reach high and perhaps, more students are prepared to persist at top schools. The reality, however, is that most elite schools are not going to expand their enrollment numbers, therefore, talented students must expand their options and open their minds to schools they hadn’t initially considered. For every well-known school you add to your list, match it with another, equally strong, but lesser known one. So, if you want Brown University, also consider Skidmore College or Connecticut College.

Read an article about low acceptance rates here.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under College Access, Parent Resources

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s