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College Common Data Sets: The Numbers that Tell the Real Story

By Klemmer Educational Consulting / 15/05/2021 /

Standards in U.S. college admissions is a bit of an oxymoron. Colleges have their own application requirements, essays, deadlines, factors for evaluating students, institutional needs, academic offerings, and financial aid policies. It’s often difficult to find consistency and answers to frequently asked questions. Even a college website, part repository of facts and information, part marketing…

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What Admission Rates Don’t Say about College Value

By Klemmer Educational Consulting / 15/04/2021 /

The 4% barrier has now been broken. Harvard received more than 57,000 applications this year, a 42% increase, resulting in a stunningly low 3.4% admit rate for the class of 2025. In fact, every Ivy League university saw at least a double digit increase in applications, with Columbia at the high end, up 51%, and…

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Character Matters in College Admissions

By Klemmer Educational Consulting / 08/02/2021 /

What do Cornell University, Trinity College, Bucknell and the University of Chicago have in common, aside from being highly selective colleges?  They all consider character and personality traits among the handful of Very Important factors they assess in their admission process. The concept of character is not new to college admissions. Yet within the last…

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Cycling Taught Me About Grit in College Admissions

By Klemmer Educational Consulting / 08/02/2021 /

While ascending the never-ending sequence of hills in Virginia last month, I wasn’t thinking about grit. I was purely determined to pedal my way to the crest of each climb and be that much closer to my destination: the next college on our itinerary. Cycling with other college guidance counselor colleagues in Virginia one recent…

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College Admissions in the Age of Covid – What Happened in December?

By Klemmer Educational Consulting / 12/01/2021 /

If ever there was a college early application round that confounded the pundits, the Early Decision and Restrictive Early Action results caught many off guard in the 2020-2021 admission cycle. Across the country, applications hit record highs at the most selective colleges, and an unprecedented number of high achieving students with strong credentials were deferred…

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