Elite Colleges Reporting Record Low Acceptance Rates

Elite Colleges Reporting Record Low Acceptance Rates

The already crazed competition for admission to the nation’s most prestigious universities and colleges became even more intense this year, with many logging record low acceptance rates.

Harvard College, for example, offered admission to only 7.1 percent of the 27,462 high school seniors who applied — or, put another way, it rejected 93 of every 100 applicants, many with extraordinary achievements, like a perfect score on one of the SAT exams. Yale College accepted 8.3 percent of its 22,813 applicants. Both rates were records.

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China: Education Not Delivering ‘Results’

China: Education Not Delivering ‘Results’

About 10,000 Chinese college students look for a job at a job fair in Changzhou

Four in 10 Chinese complain about the yawning gap between large investments in education and its returns, a recent nationwide survey has showed.

The Horizon Research Consultancy Group polled 3,355 residents aged 16 to 60 in both urban and rural areas, including seven metropolises such as Beijing and Shanghai. The survey found that only 16 percent of respondents believed their investments on education gave good returns.

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College Students Buried in Facebook

College Students Buried in Facebook

College students still can’t get enough of Facebook.

According to Youth Trends’ February 2008 “Top Ten List Report,” Facebook was students’ favorite Web site for the seventh straight quarter.

“Among men, CollegeHumor, Break and Digg all experienced gains over the most recent quarter as MySpace missed out making the top ten for the first time in a year and half,” said Josh Weil, CEO of Youth Trends.

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