Admissions game getting riskier

April 5, 2010 • 27
With college acceptance rates continuing to fall this year, college counselors and admissions experts say they expect the race to get into college will only become more unpredictable. Among the Ivy League schools, Yale was the only school whose admissions rate remained unchanged from last year, admitting 1,940 of 25,869 applicants and waitlisting 932. All »
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Admit rate stays flat, waitlist swells

April 2, 2010 • 18
Yale College tied its record for the lowest admit rate on the books, accepting 7.5 percent of applicants to the class of 2014, the same percentage admitted at this point last year. But Yale is the only school in the Ivy League that did not see its acceptance rate drop this year. A total of »

Legacies face family pressure

March 29, 2010 • 25
As a child, Christopher Reid ’10 wore Yale pajamas and visited Mory’s regularly. His father, Michael Reid ’75 DIV ’79, and his grandfather, Ogden Reid ’49, are both Yale graduates, while Reid’s sister, Kate Reid NUR ’11, currently attends the Yale School of Nursing. Since the age of 13, Christopher Reid had his heart set »

‘Insider’ talks college process

March 26, 2010 • 7
Karen Stabiner is the author of “Getting In,” a new novel that chronicles the lives of five high school seniors applying to college. Stabiner, who also writes “The College Insider” column for The Huffington Post and teaches at the Columbia University School of Journalism, spoke with the News on Thursday to discuss her latest book »

Early admits fight senioritis

March 25, 2010 • 6
When friends see Clarissa Marzán, a high-school senior from New York City accepted early to Yale’s class of 2014, doing schoolwork, they often seem confused. “You got into Yale, why are you worrying about this?” she says they ask her. But Kikola and other admits to the class of 2014 have an extra motivation to »

Student loans bill clears House

March 23, 2010 • 1
The passage of the Health Care and Education Affordability Act by the U.S. House of Representatives on Sunday could reduce costs for Yale students and the Financial Aid Office, Caesar Storlazzi, director of Student Financial Services, said Monday. The new bill, which the Senate is expected to pass by the end of the week, would »

QuestBridge applications up

March 3, 2010 • 16
The QuestBridge Program, a non-profit organization that has matched low-income applicants with Yale for three years, saw the greatest number of its students admitted early to Yale since its inception. This year, 22 QuestBridge scholars are among the 730 students who have been accepted early to Yale this year, up from 17 at this time »

Cuts squeeze student jobs

March 2, 2010 • 17
It took Tiffany Polk ’12 an entire semester during her freshman year to land a job at the circulation desk of the Sterling Memorial Library, and now, as departments scale back spending, the search for on-campus employment may become even more difficult. “My job is very important to me, Polk said. “I could not support »

Two Yalies win Gates

February 12, 2010 • 19
Two Yale students have been awarded the Gates Cambridge Scholarship this year for graduate study at the University of Cambridge in England, the Office of Fellowship Programs announced Thursday. Joshua Silverstein ’10 and Amy Watson ’10, both history majors in Jonathan Edwards College, will pursue masters of philosophy beginning this coming October — Silverstein in »

Travel funding capped

February 11, 2010 • 7
Students planning to travel abroad this summer may find their funding options more limited because of budget cuts to the International Summer Award program. ISA funding — which provides need-based funding for undergraduates to participate in study abroad and international internship programs based on the amount of financial aid they receive during the academic year »

Direct loans bill stalls

February 9, 2010 • 0
Yale will continue to make the transition to direct federal student loans even if Congress does not ultimately require their use, Caesar Storlazzi, director of student financial services, said Monday. In the past, the government offered two types of student loans: loans from private lenders and federally funded loans. Anticipating that the Senate would pass »

Fewer early admits request aid

January 29, 2010 • 2
Fewer of Yale’s early admits submitted financial aid applications this fall than at this time last year, but the average size of aid grants for these admits has continued to rise, according to data released by the Office of Financial Aid. Fifty-seven percent of early admits to the class of 2014 had declared their intention »