Posts by Andrew Belasco:

How to Get Into Boston College: Acceptance Rate and Strategies

Posted on: 05 Jun 2023

From 1980 to 1990, Boston College accepted as few as 31% of applicants and as many as 45% of prospective Eagles. Between 1994 and 2003, the average SAT score jumped roughly 100 points with the 50th percentile scores climbing from 1120-1270 up to 1210-1360. The most generous year for acceptance was 1991, when 56% of […]

How to Get Into Johns Hopkins: Acceptance Rate and Strategies

Posted on: 03 Jun 2023

Like many other elite private colleges, Johns Hopkins University has fared quite well in higher education’s selectivity arms race since the start of the present millennium. As the Baltimore Sun reported back in 1996, the school received an all-time record of 8,503 applicants for a spot in the Class of 2000; the Johns Hopkins acceptance […]

How to Get Into Boston University: Acceptance Rate and Strategies

Posted on: 02 Jun 2023

There is so much to like about Boston University that it’s not hard to figure out why it received almost 81,000 applications for a spot in the 2023-24 freshman class. This school has experienced such a sharp rise in popularity/prestige that the Boston University acceptance rate is now a fraction of what it was just […]

How to Get Into UPenn– Acceptance Rate & Strategies

Posted on: 01 Jun 2023

The University of Pennsylvania was founded in the 18th Century as a member of the Ivy League; yet, it took roughly 250 years for it to become the uber-elite, highly-selective institution that it is today. If your parent, grandparent, or older neighbor went to Penn, they faced an entirely different admissions landscape than that encountered […]

How to Get Into Cornell: Acceptance Rate and Strategies

Posted on: 01 Jun 2023

Successful applicants to Cornell University universally possess an ‘A’ average in a rigorous high school curriculum, stellar SAT/ACT scores (with some pandemic-driven exceptions), as well as a record of accomplishment outside of the classroom in (typically) two or more extracurricular activities. However, these attributes are necessary but often not sufficient, as Cornell rejects 93% of […]

How to Get Into Princeton: Acceptance Rate & Strategies

Posted on: 01 Jun 2023

Tom Cruise’s iconic Princeton University interview in the ’80s classic Risky Business leads his character, Joel Goodson, to receive an against-all-odds letter of acceptance. Back in 1983 when the film debuted, the Princeton University acceptance rate was a comparatively unintimidating 20%. Today, the acceptance rate is roughly one-fifth that figure, rendering brash, profanity-laced alumni interviews […]

How to Get Into Stanford: Data & Acceptance Rate & Strategies

Posted on: 31 May 2023

When you look at a list of the lowest college acceptance rates in the country and your dream school occupies one of the top positions, this is hardly cause for celebration. Stanford University, with its 3.95% acceptance rate is even more selective than MIT, Caltech, and Yale and is quite similar to Harvard, Columbia, and […]

How to Get Into UCLA: Acceptance Rate and Strategies

Posted on: 31 May 2023

The historical trajectory of UCLA admissions can best be understood through a once-per-decade peek at the university’s shifting acceptance rates. In 1980, nearly three-quarters of those who applied were accepted, by 1990, this had dropped to the low-40s. However, by 2000, it had fallen to the high 20s, by 2010, the low-20s, and now, in […]