A top Ivy League school’s 7% drop in apps

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Questions we explored this week:

  • This top Ivy League school saw a steep 7% drop in freshman applications. Which one is it?
  • After coronavirus disruptions, Vanderbilt and Berkeley are easing students' stress. What are they doing?
  • This top college has gone test optional, citing COVID-19-related cancellations to SAT/ACT tests. Which one?

March 12, 2020 — Harvard
Harvard's Class of 2024 applications saw a 7% drop from the previous year. Admissions dean William Fitzsimmons cited a decline in number of high school grads, natural disaste...

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