College Admissions Guidance

Blog posts about college admissions topics such as essays, extracurriculars,  planning, mental health, etc.

Five interesting facts about college admissions

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  1. UCLA is the #1-most-applied-to college, with nearly 114,000 applications (pre-COVID).
  2. It's possible to write a college essay about something as mundane as showering...and get into Yale! (Someone did.)
  3. About 43 percent of all institutional aid funds are merit-based.
  4. The top admissions factor at every college is a student’s high school GPA.
  5. Students can minimize college debt risk with income-share agreements.