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April 11, 2021 24 min
Show Notes: In this episode, I walk through the reasons why some of the most selective schools are only admitting 3-4% of the applicants. Once we establish the reasons why, we then tackle the tougher question of - what can you do about it?


0:02:00 Why admit rates so low?


0:02:18 College Rankings


0:02:54 Artificial number of applicants


0:03:55 Definition of applicant


0:04:22 QuestBridge


0:05:10 Common App


0:06:00 Growing population


0:06:22 Growing interest in college


0:06:49 Standardized test prep


0:07:22 Remote learning


0:08:10 Test optional


0:10:30 Step #1: Audit


0:13:00 Supernovas


0:16:38 Very highly qualified student


0:19:20 Qualified students


0:16:38 Very highly qualified student


0:19:40 Recruited athletes


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