Tag: University Admissions

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According to this article, the Justice Department is criticizing Harvard for using race as a deciding factor in not offering admittance to south- and east-Asians (full disclosure: by father is mostly Indian & Chinese, among other races / ethnicities).  We’ve known for years that colleges & universities have been doing this, since these non-white students […]

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College Application Essays Are Bunk


With three kids in college and friends who’ve needed help with their paperwork, I’ve spent a lot of time navigating the waters of college applications, and nothing is more irritating to me than the essay. Some schools mercifully don’t require it, but many do—and it makes me cringe.

According to the College Board, essays are important because they give students a chance to “reveal their best qualities and to show an admission committee what makes them stand out.”