Stanford and Harvard struggle

SocratesPost is always on the frontlines scouring the news for relevant updates in the college admissions landscape. We look for anything that can help shape our understanding of the latest trends in admissions and help our readers see the direction in which we’re moving.

Questions we explored this week:

  • Though wealthy, Stanford is suffering like everyone else. What's happening this year?
  • Is test optional truly optional? Here's what nearly 400 admissions leaders say about that.
  • This top Ivy League school saw a 25% drop in enrollment and 20% deferral rate. Which one is it?

August 6, 2020 — Almost 700 positions eliminated
Stanford University president Tessier-Lavigne announced 208 permanent layoffs and the elimination of 450 open positions. The Palo Alto university will...

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