Uncategorized | 3:03 pm | March 5, 2010 | By Jordi Gassó

Brenzel: ‘It’s the student who makes something out of college.’

In an article about college admissions, posted Thursday on The Huffington Post, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeffrey Brenzel said high school students and their parents have “reversed the equation” when it comes to prioritizing what matters when applying to college.

Brenzel said it is not the name of the college a student attends that determines his or her success in life, but rather, “it’s the student who makes something out of college,” he told The Huffington Post.

“If students are prepared to engage, they will find resources in abundance,” he said. “If they are not, it doesn’t matter if they are hand carried into their dream schools.”

Brenzel’s recommendations for taking full advantage of whatever college a student chooses to attend include seeking out top professors, regardless of what they teach, and interacting with students from diverse backgrounds.

The article offers a link to a podcast in which Brenzel gives insight into the Yale admissions process and the impact of misleading college rankings.

Click here to read the News’ recent interview with Arianna Huffington, the founder of The Huffington Post.

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