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Who gets in and why : a year inside college admissions / Jeffrey Selingo.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

A higher-education journalist draws on insider access to explain the nuts and bolts of college admissions today, outlining the unexpected agendas that reflect which and why prospective students receive admission into better schools.
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Hood River County Library 378.161 SEL 2020 (Text) 33892100704080 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 10/16/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982116293
  • ISBN: 1982116293
  • Physical Description: xiv, 306 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-288) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Steering the college's agenda -- Fall: Recruitment season. Selling a college: the endless pursuit of students ; Defining prestige: the buyers and sellers -- Winter: Reading season. Understanding merit: look at all the Bs ; Playing the odds: early decision ; Finding an edge: athletes and legacies ; Comparing grades: high school matters ; Finding diamonds: regular decision -- Spring: Decision season. Shaping a class: the final, close calls ; Paying for college: the best class money can buy ; Making the final decision: May 1 -- Conclusion: Charting the future -- Appendix: What matters most.
Summary, etc.:
A higher-education journalist draws on insider access to explain the nuts and bolts of college admissions today, outlining the unexpected agendas that reflect which and why prospective students receive admission into better schools.
Subject: Universities and colleges > United States > Admission.
College choice > United States.
High school students > United States.

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