The Pursuit of Prestige


.In recent posts here, I've talked about (with apologies to that classic sci-fi movie) The Incredible Shrinking Acceptance Rate. I even jokedu about Stanford's race to become America's first college of prestige to achieve a zero percent acceptance rate.

Ironically, or perhaps coincidentally, right around the time that I proffered my zero-percent-solution comment, Stanford announced that it would no longer be publishing admission rates. If I were a conspiracy theorist, I might conjecture that they actually had a plan to reach zero percent, but I'm not one to lean on conspiracies. I'm one of those eclectic types: a Realist Idealist. Don't ask. I can't explain it.

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