Early action returns to Harvard

Harvard has decided to bring back early action. Applicants to Harvard’s class of 2016 will be able to apply early under a non-binding early action admissions program, the Crimson reported. The change comes after a year of reevaluating Harvard’s decision in 2006 to discontinue its early action program. Harvard Dean of Faculty of Arts and […]

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SAT optional for some, not for Yalies

Though more and more American colleges and universities are making standardized tests an optional part of their application, Yale is not joining them. Last week, DePaul University in Chicago, Ill. announced that it will no longer require its applicants to submit results from tests such as the SAT or ACT, making it the largest private […]

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YES-W hosts more than 100 students

Yale’s top science and engineering recruits for the class of 2015 spent the weekend touring campus, meeting professors, and building machines out of found objects as part of a game called “Junk Yale Wars.” Starting Saturday and continuing through today, the University is hosting Yale Engineering and Science Weekend (YES-W), an effort to show Yale […]

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Yale redistributes financial aid

Beginning with the class of 2015, low-income families will receive more financial aid, while those on the higher end of the income spectrum will receive less. Families that earn between $130,000 and $200,000 annually will pay a greater share of tuition than they have in the past, Director of Financial Aid Caesar Storlazzi said, with […]

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300 will know they got into Harvard ahead of time

Three hundred Harvard applicants will receive early notification of their admission this year. Last week, Harvard Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William Fitzsimmons told the Crimson that Harvard will send out approximately 300 “likely letters” this year. This is on par with the number Harvard has sent out in past applications cycles, said Fitzsimmons, […]

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Harvard considers reinstating early admissions

Harvard may bring back an early admissions program. Yesterday, the Harvard Crimson reported that Harvard Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William Fitzsimmons said Harvard is reconsidering its decision to abolish its early action program. “By the time spring comes around, we’ll have made a decision,” Fitzsimmons told the Crimson earlier this week. Fitzsimmons told […]

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Harvard will not increase class size

Harvard, like Yale, isn’t planning to open its gates to more students this spring, despite outsiders’ urgings. On Tuesday, Harvard Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons told the Harvard Crimson that the University has already reached its maximum class size, so the incoming freshman class will not likely be larger than the […]

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App adds essay for engineers

Applicants to Yale College interested in engineering were required to write an additional essay for the first time this year. Students who stated an intent to major in the department had to complete the essay in addition to completing the Common Application and the University’s supplemental essay, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeffrey Brenzel said in […]

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Science recruits invited to Yale

Yale is launching a new science spinoff of its “Bulldog Days” program for select applicants interested in science and engineering. The weekend of Feb. 19, Yale will host the top science and engineering recruits among its regular-decision applicants for two to three days at what the University has named theYale Science and Engineering Weekend, or […]

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‘An activist, not a politician’

Bobby Shriver LAW ’81 told the News last Tuesday that his father, Robert Sargent Shriver ’38 LAW ’41 was “an activist, not a politician.” During his tenure at Yale, Shriver — a religiously devout public servant — used his editorials in the pages of this newspaper as his pulpit to reach out to his fellow […]

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Icon of a generation honored

POTOMAC, Md. — Robert Sargent Shriver ’38 LAW ’41 visited Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Potomac, Md. every day he was at home in Maryland. Every morning, Shriver could be found in the pews of the church, praying with a rosary — the same rosary with which he was buried this weekend. On […]

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Yale attracts more applicants

The number of applications to Yale College rose this year, but not as drastically as those to its peer rivals. Yale has received 27,230 applications — up more than 5 percent from the 25,869 it received last year, said Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeffrey Brenzel. While all the Ivy League schools, along with Stanford and […]

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