Low-income students remain rare at elite universities

As the Trump administration takes aim at race-based college admissions policies, many of the country’s most competitive schools, including Ivy League universities, are struggling with an equally vexing problem: how to create more economic diversity on their campuses, giving strong … Continued

Navigating the College Maze

TO INCREASE ACCESS TO COLLEGE, CLOSE THE INFORMATION GAP THAT LEAVES TOO MANY FIRST-GENERATION, LOW-INCOME STUDENTS BEHIND “What is Smith College?” she asked. It was late November and one of my seniors sat down to talk with me about college. … Continued

Conquering the Freshman Fear of Failure

Although it’s been a long time, I vividly recall my reaction when I learned that I had been admitted to Amherst College: The admissions office must have made a terrible mistake.

8 Tips For Choosing a School

A successful college experience must provide not just the right academic and social fit but also the right financial fit. A few suggestions to find yours.