http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/blogs_v3/thechoice/thechoice_post.pngIt was a little more difficult this year to get admitted to an Ivy League school, as tens of thousands of college applicants learned Thursday evening.
Seven of the eight colleges and universities that make up the Ivy League have lowered their acceptance rates since last year. The trend to tiptoe toward increased selectivity seems to hold true whether the institution received more or fewer applications than last year.
A word of caution before we crunch the numbers: Although these admission statistics may seem startling, even prohibitive, prospective students and parents would be wise to remember that a quality college education is still within reach. Read more...