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Episode #1289
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September 16th, 2020
College Admissions
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During parts of 2018 and 2019, Jeffrey Selingo was embedded at three different universities to get an inside look at the admissions process: the University of Washington; Davidson College; and Emory University. He was trying to answer the central question millions of college-bound kids and their parents ask themselves every year: who gets in, and why? The answer, it turns out, is surprising, and has a lot more to do with the college or university’s needs than with what’s best for students. He presents a complicated truth, showing that who gets in is more frequently about the college’s agenda than about the applicant. Selingo’s writing has appeared in The Washington Post, NY Times, The Atlantic and WSJ. He’s the bestselling author of There Is Life After College and College (Un)Bound.
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