Monday, September 03, 2007

What are the Latest College Trends?

"More students are applying to college than ever before. Even with the increased competition, most who apply to four-year colleges are admitted."

By Marian Wilde, GreatSchools Senior Writer

"Let's start with the good news: the odds for admission into a four-year college or university are good--seven out of every 10 seniors who apply get in, according to a recent report.

And the bad news? The competition to get into selective colleges is more intense than ever before.

"In its annual report on the state of college admissions, the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) has identified several reasons for the recent increase in college applications, and consequently tougher competition to get into "brand name" colleges. Two of the biggest reasons are:

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