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Admissions: The Ivy Numbers
The kids at Penn seem eager to get work done over the holidays. On Tuesday the following graphs appeared in a piece in the Daily Pennsylvanian entitled How Penn matches up: a breakdown of early admissions statistics across the Ivy League.
Geez, do we really have to make it easier for students to get into the College via Early Decision than any other Ivy school? I know that there are a disproportionate share of athletes in the ED pool, but that’s not what is going on (look at Cornell’s weak selectivity percentage, too — a school with almost four times as many undergrads as we have). The number of ED admits at Dartmouth has jumped a third over the last decade. We are rowing hard to protect our yield by letting in a disproportionate number of students who are contractually committed to come to Hanover:
Our commitment to first-gen kids has returned to prior levels, following a dip under the money-above-everything Kim administration. We seem to be back to levels not seen since 2008, though a rate of 13% is down from the 15% figure of the last two years:
Lagging the pack in admitting people of color is not a bad thing here. Rural New Hampshire is not necessarily a first choice for underrepresented minorities:
Good for Admissions in holding the line somewhat and endeavoring to admit students who are more likely to successfully do work at the College. No need to aggravate the problem of mismatch, a phenomenon that was first studied at Dartmouth.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
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- 2007 Trustee Election
- Dartmouth Constitution
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- The Indian Wars
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