The eight Ivy League schools — Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton and Yale — had a total of 281,060 applicants for the class of 2021. Of those applicants, less than 10% got admissions offers. Harvard had the lowest acceptance rate out of all the Ivies, at just 5%.
Clearly, getting into any Ivy League school is an impressive achievement. So, how do people do it?
GET THOSE GRADES AND TEST SCORES UP
For starters,...Read more
Federal agents ignored President Trump’s pledge to protect from deportation undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children by sending a young man back to his native Mexico, the first such documented case, a USA TODAY examination of the new administration’s immigration policies shows.
After spending an evening with his girlfriend in Calexico, Calif., on Feb. 17, Juan Manuel Montes, 23, who has lived in the U.S. since age 9, grabbed a bite and was waiting for...Read more
With four children between the ages of 13 and 21, Richard Goldberg knew financing college would be a challenge.
"Even though we started saving early, the cost of paying for all of this was daunting," he said.
When his oldest daughter Hailey was accepted to a private liberal arts college in Pennsylvania – with a tuition tab of nearly $50,000 – he envisioned a lifetime of loans for him and his wife Laurie, as well as their...Read more
The average 2016 graduate left with $37,172 in student loan debt. But when it comes to loans, how much student debt is too much?
HOW MUCH STUDENT DEBT IS TOO MUCH?
While this answer is different for everyone, there are steps you can take to estimate your student loan limit and keep debt down. Before taking out student loans, consider these eight tips.
1. DON’T TAKE OUT MORE THAN YOUR ANNUAL STARTING SALARY
Most advisors warn students against taking out more...Read more
With New York poised to start offering a tuition-free college education for some students, public colleges may be worth a closer look.
New York lawmakers approved the tuition initiative this weekend as part of the state budget. Under the plan — which New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo proposed in January — the state will supplement aid for in-state residents whose families earn $125,000 or less, providing tuition-free education at all state public two- and four-year...Read more