Preparing for College

Getting In Is Tough

Some of you high school juniors (or even sophomores or freshmen) are no doubt targeting Ivy League and other so-called "elite" colleges and universities. If you are a regular reader of the comments of the College Confidential discussion forum, you have to be aware of just how difficult the challenge of getting into these schools can be.

One particularly pertinent example of just how steep the admissions slope is comes from Stanford University this year, where 93 0ut of 100 applicants were denied entrance to that esteemed institution of higher learning. Here's the background from Business Week's Janet Frankston Lorin.

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