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Author Archives: Valerie Deutsch
The tyranny of college rankings
In an opinion piece for The LA Times, former Reed College President Colin Diver writes, “For all those disappointed college applicants whose hopes were pinned on getting into a school highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report or some … Continue reading
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Things that make you go hmmm…
“Schools have institutional priorities that dictate admission decisions. These priorities are not always apparent to those of us outside the rooms where decisions are made. [As one college counselor] points out, ‘We know our little portion, how strong we think … Continue reading
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Drumroll…class of 2022!
The results are in for the Class of 2022! In yet another year marked by challenges and uncertainty, students worked with flexibility, focus, and resilience. From colleges on the West Coast to universities across the country, students in the class … Continue reading
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Drumroll… class of 2021!
From colleges on the West Coast to universities across the country and overseas, students have decided to attend Amsterdam University College (Netherlands), Brandeis University, Cal Poly SLO College of Science & Math, Clarkson University, Colorado State University College of Engineering, … Continue reading
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What can you do with a liberal arts degree?
Students and families often express concerns that a liberal arts degree will not be a launching pad to a successful career. Check out this cool interactive data visualization tool from the University of Michigan of the range of career fields … Continue reading
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Surprise! Where Harvard Law students attended college
As an example of “It’s not where you go to college, it’s what you do while you’re there,” here’s a list of the undergraduate institutions — 164 of ’em — represented by the 2020-21 1L class at Harvard Law School. … Continue reading
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Can Zoom replace the college experience?
Interesting insights from the Atlantic’s Ian Bogost: “The pandemic has made college frail, but it has strengthened Americans’ awareness of their attachment to the college experience. It has shown the whole nation, all at once, how invested they are in going … Continue reading
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COVID & teen’s mental health
“With so many struggling (during the pandemic), it’s a vital time to offer support to teenagers in your life. Here’s how to start, how to teach resilience and warning signs that might signal your teen needs extra help.”
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COVID & college admissions
For this NYT op-ed piece, Frank Bruni interviewed Jeff Selingo, one of the best journalists covering higher ed. Selingo observes that the playing field for admissions will be the same this year, but that some of the rules will go … Continue reading
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Class of 2021 & college admissions
From Rick Gates, Georgia Tech’s Admissions Director, an excellent piece on the future of college admissions and enrollment, with projections on what’s going to happen with admit rates, yield, and waitlists for the Class of 2021. A reassuring prediction about … Continue reading
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