The early returns on this year’s admissions season are in. The verdict? Applicants are still focusing most of their attention on a ridiculously small number of highly selective schools. As such, the admissions rates at these schools were as tough as ever.
If colleges with admit rates of 20 percent or lower form the bulk of your list, I'd strongly recommend an overhaul of your admissions strategy.
A recent post on the Montgomery Educational Consulting blog urges applicants to dig deeper than “selectivity” and think more broadly than “the schools everyone knows” when choosing their prospective colleges. Click here to check it out.