Yale declines to return U.S. News rankings survey

August 27, 2008
As in the past five years, Yale was ranked third in the U.S. News & World Report national college rankings that came out last week. But perhaps more significantly, as in the past two years, Yale did not return the magazine’s peer review survey that asks for opinions of other colleges. What might seem like »

Education Dept. expands investigation into Princeton’s admissions procedures

June 16, 2008
The Department of Education is broadening its investigation into a complaint filed by an applicant to Princeton University who was denied admission, Princeton officials announced this week. Princeton will provide information to the department’s Office for Civil Rights on the admissions procedures used to admit the class of 2010, the university said in a statement. »

Amid upheaval at other top-ranked schools, Yale yield holds steady

May 16, 2008
As Yale’s yield this year holds strong despite recent upheavals in the admissions process at the nation’s top-ranked schools, admissions experts say they are impressed — but not surprised. Yale’s historically strong appeal for high-school seniors has allowed the University to weather this year’s changes at rival schools, most notably Harvard and Princeton universities, high-school »

Defying predictions, yield holds strong at 69 percent

May 8, 2008
The number of students who have accepted their offers of admission to Yale for fall 2008 has remained at a level consistent with past years, despite dire predictions reflecting the uncertainty in the Ivy League admissions playing field this year. So far, the University’s yield — the percentage of accepted students matriculating — stands at »

Study abroad may get greener

April 28, 2008
The importance of sustainability may be taken for granted on the Yale campus by this point — but administrators have now set their sights on exporting the concept to Yalies studying abroad. The sudden interest at Yale in trying to make study-abroad activities sustainable — both environmentally and culturally — mirrors a similar move within »

Prefrosh aware of, not dissuaded by, Shvarts saga

April 22, 2008
As the future members of the class of 2012 descend on campus this week, they will have endless concerns — how to locate Commons, which classes to attend, where to find the most crowded Bulldog Days party. But, despite worry expressed by students and administrators throughout the week, the now-infamous art project of Aliza Shvarts »

11 Fulbright winners map out travels

April 21, 2008
At least 11 Yale seniors accepted Fulbright Scholarships this year, International Education and Fellowships Program administrators announced Friday. Since the awards are announced on a rolling basis by destination country, scholarship applicants hoping to go to the United Kingdom, Kazakhstan and the Dominican Republic have not yet received a decision, IEFP Fellowships Program Director Linda »

UpClose: Between Yale and peers, a gap year thinking gap

April 17, 2008
For Alice Hodgkins ’11, it was simply a matter of checking a box on a form — and then, instead of walking through Phelps Gate with the class of 2010 last September, she was soaring above the clouds in North Carolina at the controls of a Cessna 150, earning her pilot’s license. That fall, as »

A new face(book) for Yale

April 16, 2008
Jeff Brenzel has a lot of applications. When not sorting through this year’s record 22,528 candidates for admission to Yale College, the dean of undergraduate admissions occupies some of his spare time with quizzes, movie compatibility tests and videos on his crowded Facebook profile. Facebook connects him to another Yale administrator, Director of Public Affairs »

Legislation raises annual limit on student loans

April 11, 2008
A United States House of Representatives committee unanimously approved legislation Wednesday intended to ensure that student loans will continue to be available amid the increasing turmoil in the credit markets. The legislation, approved by the House Education and Labor Committee, would, among other things, raise the annual limits on the amount of federal loans a »

International Ambassadors to break down barriers for Yale applicants worldwide

April 11, 2008
In countries ranging from Ghana to Spain to Pakistan, international Yalies will give high-school students an insiders’ peak into life at Yale and the American college application process this summer as part of the recently expanded International Ambassadors program. Following the completion of a pilot ambassadors program in South Asia last winter, the admissions office, »

Ivy admissions prompt frenzy

April 3, 2008
Amid all the hype surrounding this year’s record-low acceptance rates in the Ivy League, two things are sure: This is a year unlike any other for college admissions, and no one can predict what is going to happen. The absence of early programs at Harvard and Princeton universities, a series of financial-aid shake-ups throughout higher »