How Many Reps Evaluate Each Applicant?

Question: How many admission reps usually evaluate each application, especially at Ivy league schools? Is there a system of checks and balances? The review process (and the number of admission officials involved) varies–sometimes significantly–from school to school and sometimes even from candidate to candidate. (For instance, applications from legacy candidates, minority candidates, recruited athletes, etc….

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Should Son Disclose Pakistani Roots?

Question: My son is applying to colleges and we’re wondering if it makes sense for him to identify his Pakistani heritage? He’s 25% Pakistani and while born in the US, a grandparent was Pakistani. We realize schools are swamped with Asian students but does it make sense to offer this information as consideration? And, does…

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