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Tough at The Top

Ethan Bronner, in a particularly apt New York Times article on the difficulties of elite admissions, quotes former Dartmouth College dean of admissions, Karl Furstenberg, on the subject of the high number of qualified applicants. Furstenberg said, "This makes our job harder, but it forces us to look at the intangibles . . . how many more excellent students can we turn away?" Dartmouth's problem isn't unique, by any means. Just look at the U.S. News rankings to see how much worse the situation is at those schools with lower acceptance rates than Big Green's.

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