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Top Student Receives Denials: Are Need-Blind Colleges REALLY Need-Blind?

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My daughter, 4.0GPA, 2360+ on SAT, 98+ percentile on subject tests, interned in some of the most prestigious organizations in the US, traveled around the world, speaks three languages, has excellent recommendations…the only down side, our CSS & FAFSA showed our income, etc. below poverty line in 2014 & 2015 (temporary downturn). She has applied to 14 Ivy leagues & brand name schools. She was rejected by one, wait-listed on two, and waiting for the remaining results. Is “need-blind" really a myth, and is she being rejected because of our financial situation?

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