Colleges want to appear to be very selective.  Let's face it, if it's tough to get in .... that just wants us want it more ... RIGHT?  

Did you know that if you go on a tour at an Ivy school like Yale or Princeton, they will encourage you to apply ... even if they know that you will not likely be admitted?   If you apply it will increase the number of applicants; but they will still admit the same number of students.  This will make that school appear to be more selective.

The fact that the competition is keen has more -- if not everything -- to do with the sheer number of students applying than it does with the college’s academic standing.  Not many years ago, colleges had to struggle to fill seats. Today, a college looking to welcome a Freshman class of 3,000 may have over 40,000 applicants. You do the math!


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