Valuable insights from Lynn O’Shaughnessy
a nationally recognized college expert.
August 26, 2008
A College Admission Hoax Uncovered
Whenever I’ve been in the vicinity of a bookstore lately, I’ve felt compelled to walk in. I wander over to the section with the college guides and the ponderous SAT prep titles and I look to see if my book, The College Solution, is on the shelf. If I can’t find a copy of my book I wonder if that’s...
August 7, 2008
The Over Hyped Ivy League: Giving the Ivy League Too Much Credit
When Harvard sneezes, the media rushes to cover it. It’s amazing how Harvard and the seven other Ivy League schools can command so much interest in the national media when so few students even attend these schools. Here is the reality: The only Ivy most teenagers are going to come into contact with is the poison ivy variety. While there...
July 22, 2008
Pell Grants and Ivy League Hypocrisy
The most emailed story in The New York Times on Monday focused on Berea College, a little school in Kentucky with a heart of gold. The college charges no tuition and only accepts low-income teenagers. Every student graduates with no debt. Not surprisingly, the school is mobbed every year with applicants. Berea is dedicated to accomplishing what a lot of...