The Path to Success Isn't Always Strewn With Ivy
Jay Matthews, The Washington Post
Certainly, it can be disappointing to be denied admission to the most selective colleges in the country, but Jay Matthews assures us we would be in good company.
Why Elite Colleges Don't Equal Earnings
Stacy Berg Dale, Forbes.com
Dale examines whether attendance at an elite college translates into higher earnings than attendance at second tier schools.
Teens Stressed Out Over Trying to Get Into the Best Colleges
Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times
Though from 2000, this description of high school students' efforts to gain admission to elite colleges is eerily familiar.
Why Not a Community College?
Patrick Welsh, USA Today
Welsh identifies many reasons why attending a community college may be the right first step for high school graduates.
Congratulations! You Are Nominated. It's an Honor (It's a Sales Pitch.)
Diana Schemo, The New York Times
Many students receive invitations to attend special programs. While some students have found these programs worthwhile, others find the marketing tactics misleading and prestige exaggerated.