Why? Think about this: What can we infer about the general satisfaction of its student body if a college’s retention rate is 40%? Hint: More than half of the students are dissatisfied enough that they don’t return after freshman year. There can be many reasons for this, e.g. financial hardship, they don’t feel supported by faculty and staff, they aren’t being challenged, they don’t feel safe, etc. For whatever the reason, 6 out of 10 students aren’t returning and for any potential applicant this should be a huge red flag. Retention Rate is among the first data points that I tell my students to look at when they are researching colleges. Anything below 70% should warrant real pause.
College Admissions in the News
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"The simplest answer to the question “Do elite colleges matter?” is: It depends on who you are." Read more.
Who's going to review your college applications – a committee or a computer?
How do algorithms impact college applications? Learn how some schools may use artificial intelligence to help streamline the admissions process.
How do Juniors Prepare for the College Application Process
Eleventh grade is a crucial year when it comes to applying for college. Juniors can get help with these 11 tips on what to do throughout the year, from reviewing test scores to creating college lists. Learn more.
The Meaning of College Acceptance Rates
College acceptance rates can be disconcerting for students, especially if they are interested in attending a top-tier school. Understanding selectivity rates and putting them in perspective by considering the number of applicants can help. Read on.
Upcoming college fairs
Below are a couple of links showing the college fairs that are happening locally this spring. Lots of great opportunities to connect with regional admissions reps
Westchester-Putnam College Conferences
College Fairs New York