Legislation raises annual limit on student loans

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 […]

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Ivy admissions prompt frenzy

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 […]

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Acceptance rates decline across the Ancient Eight

Yale may have reported a record-low 8.3-percent acceptance rate for the class of 2012 on Monday, but officials in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions are not the only ones announcing a lower figure than last year: So far, every Ivy League school that has released admissions data has recorded its lowest admit rates ever, owing […]

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Admit rate falls to 8.3 percent

Yale College posted an all-time-low acceptance rate this year, as the total admit rate dropped 1.3 percentage points from last year’s initial rate to 8.3 percent for the class of 2012. But Harvard University stayed a step ahead with an Ivy League record-low acceptance rate of 7.1 percent. Yale accepted 1,892 students out of the […]

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Yale College admissions rate drops to 8.3 percent

Yale College posted an Ivy League record-low acceptance rate this year, as the total acceptance rate dropped 1.3 percentage points from last year’s initial rate to 8.3 percent for the class of 2012. Yale accepted 1,892 students out of the 22,813 total early and regular applicants for the class of 2012, Dean of Admissions Jeff […]

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In crunch, professional-student loans tighten

While most Yale undergraduates will be celebrating the end of student loans next year, many of their graduate-student counterparts will still be taking out tens of thousands of dollars in loans — a process that tightening credit markets have made even more stressful. Although graduate- and professional-school students, like undergraduates, will have no difficulty obtaining […]

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Two Yalies named as Truman Scholars

In addition to their day jobs as Yale undergraduates in New Haven, two juniors’ commitment to Africa has helped put them on the fast track toward careers in public service. Emily Morell ’09, who runs a nonprofit organization targeted at helping malnourished HIV/AIDS patients in Rwanda, along with Samuel Ayres ’09, who has worked with […]

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Brief: Harvard adopts two-year moratorium on accepting transfer students

Harvard University will not accept transfer students for the next two academic years in an effort to ease a residential housing crunch, the university announced last week. Although the transfer application deadline for this year — Feb. 15 — has already passed, Harvard will not enroll any new transfer students in 2008-’09 or 2009-’10. The […]

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Columbia, MIT announce aid reforms

In the wake of similar reforms at Ivy League schools and Stanford University, Columbia University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology unveiled new financial-aid programs earlier this month. Princeton University is the only remaining Ivy League school not to announce an aid initiative in the recent wave of financial aid reforms. With their new policies, […]

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Outside group offers study-abroad ethics

In part as a response to recent investigations into study-abroad practices, the Forum on Education Abroad on Monday released a “code of ethics” meant to provide clear rules for relationships between universities and program providers. The six main sections of the code — compiled by an organization widely seen as setting the standards for the […]

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Harvard accused of lax recruiting tactics

This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Despite allegations that Harvard University’s admissions standards for athletic recruits may be slipping, athletics officials at both Harvard and Yale say there is not yet enough evidence to speak to the allegations’ veracity. According to a New York Times article published Sunday, this […]

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