You don't have to spend a lot of time reading our blog or hanging around our offices before you hear our Collegewise mantra. The bad news you hear about getting into college is only true for about 40-50 schools. The vast majority of the over 2,000 colleges out there accept most of their applicants. Relax. You're going to college.
We'll be using a new study by an economist at Stanford University (one of those schools where the bad news is true) to give our mantra additional legs. From the article Competitiveness Reconsidered in "Inside Higher Ed"
"A small number of colleges have become much more competitive over
recent decades, according to Caroline M. Hoxby, an economist at
Stanford University. But her study — published by the National Bureau
of Economic Research — finds that as many as half of colleges have
become substantially less competitive over time."
Spread the word.