Issues

Issue 9: Colorado School of Mines (1/2), What I’ve Learned from Reading Over 10,000 College Essays

Issue 9: Colorado School of Mines (1/2), What I’ve Learned from Reading Over 10,000 College Essays

Amanda Rodriguez, admissions counselor and application reader at highly-selective Colorado School of Mines, tells SocratesPost what impresses her and what applicants get wrong. Devoted to engineering and applied science, Mines only accepted 48% of applicants last year. The Wall Street Journal reported Mines graduates boasting the highest starting salary in Colorado and the seventh highest nationally.

Issue 5: Wesleyan University (1/2), The Price of Admission

Issue 5: Wesleyan University (1/2), The Price of Admission

Senior Interviewer at Wesleyan, Naomi Williams, grew up in Atlanta and started working in the admissions office the summer before her junior year. A dancer, choreographer, trumpeter, actress, and singer, she started as a campus tour guide and answering questions at the front desk. Now, as a senior interviewer, she…

Issue 4: Denison University (2/2), The Overachievers

Issue 4: Denison University (2/2), The Overachievers

As an admissions interviewer for Northwestern, I’ve met countless high school seniors with unique backgrounds and personalities vying for a seat in Northwestern’s newest freshman class. As we sit down to talk in local coffee shops or schools, many would show me their shining resumes and transcripts, boasting straight As and impressive leadership involvement. As an interviewer, those weren’t the most memorable candidates…

Issue 3: Denison University (1/2), The Dip

Issue 3: Denison University (1/2), The Dip

Exclusive Insider Interview: Denison University, Senior Admissions Interviewer This week, we hear from Radhika Joshi, one of Denison University’s former admissions interviewers. While an undergraduate at one...

Issue 1: U. of Michigan (1/2), Excellent Sheep

Issue 1: U. of Michigan (1/2), Excellent Sheep

Exclusive Insider Interview: University of Michigan, Director of Admissions Bryan Enochs, the Director of Admissions at the University of Michigan College of Engineering, talks to SocratesPost about exactly...