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The college admissions process isn't a meritocracy, and involves a fair amount of mystery, which are among the factors that make it so anxiety-inducing for students.

That was the word from Jeff Selingo, author of Who Gets In and Why, during today's edition of Strada Education's Lessons Earned podcast. Selingo spent a year embedded in college admissions offices so he could get the inside scoop on how the admissions process works, and he revealed some of his most intriguing insights on the podcast episode.

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