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Who Gets In And Why
Journalist and higher education author Jeff Selingo takes you inside the admissions ecosystem. He spent a year embedded in three different admissions offices — the University of Washington, Emory University, and Davidson College — and followed a group of high-school seniors through the process as well as players behind-the-scenes, including the marketers, the financial-aid consultants, and the rankers.
The result is a narrative that dispels entrenched notions of how to compete and win at the admissions game, and reveals that teenagers and parents have much to gain by broadening their notion of what qualifies as a “good college.”
Why this Book is Even More Relevant Now
The pandemic has upended the college search for so many high-school students. And while some old rules of the admissions game no longer apply, teenagers are still competing on the same field. Who Gets In and Why gives you an insider's look at the field you'll be playing on, so you can better understand the rules you’re going to be following in the year ahead.
“An eye-opening business story and inside look at the Moneyball-ization of education in which the incentives of institutions and students are often frighteningly misaligned.”
Author of Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
“A valuable outsider-as-insider’s eye view of the college admission process, spotlighting what applicants will never see.”
Executive Director of the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools
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