Posts by Andrew Belasco:

How to Get Into the University of Michigan: Acceptance Rate and Strategies

Posted on: 30 May 2023

In recent years, the University of Michigan has opened its doors to more and more out-of-state and international students than at any point in the school’s history. Presently, roughly half of the undergraduate student population are non-Michigan residents; a decade ago, 64% were Michigan natives. The 32,000+ current Wolverine undergrads are a more high-achieving bunch […]

How to Get Into UC Berkeley: Acceptance Rate and Strategies

Posted on: 30 May 2023

The University of California – Berkeley’s reputation as a haven for young liberals grew in the 1960s as it became the epicenter of protests over the Vietnam War and, in many ways, the very center of the counterculture movement itself. By the 1970s, the University had a reputation for strong academics, but it was by […]

How to Get Into UNC Chapel Hill: Acceptance Rate and Strategies

Posted on: 29 May 2023

It is rare to find a college, even of the public variety, with an annual tuition figure only four digits in length. It is even rarer to find a university that provides an elite undergraduate education with numerous top-ranked academic programs for such an affordable sum. UNC-Chapel Hill is one the finest higher education bargains […]

How to Get Into Rice University: Acceptance Rate and Strategies

Posted on: 25 May 2023

Houston, Texas is home to one of the nation’s finest private research institutions—Rice University. No matter how you measure Rice’s performance, this school of roughly 4,000 undergraduates comes out shining bright. The university is consistently ranked in the top 20 among all universities and is known for its exceptional undergraduate engineering program. This well-resourced school […]

How to Get Into MIT: Acceptance Rate & Strategies

Posted on: 24 May 2023

Most of the 26,000+ annual applicants to MIT would qualify as “geniuses” when measured by sheer IQ and traditional academic achievement. Yet, somehow the majority of this highly-capable applicant pool gets left behind each year as the MIT acceptance rate remains under 5%. Back in the early 1990s, the applicant pool was only one-fifth as […]

How to Get Into Florida State (FSU): Acceptance Rate & Strategies

Posted on: 24 May 2023

In 2023, Florida State University received over 71,000 applications, the second most in school history. FSU’s rise in popularity has—not coincidentally—also led to a spike in selectivity. For example, in 2005, the FSU acceptance rate was 62%; by 2020, that figure had plummeted to just 32%. Those accepted into the Class of 2027 (keep in […]

How to Get Into Northwestern: Acceptance Rate and Strategies

Posted on: 23 May 2023

Located in Evanston, Illinois, near the desirable city of Chicago, Northwestern University is home to 8,500 brilliant undergraduates and a number of the top academic programs in the world. The notion of Northwestern being a highly-selective school is nothing new, but—as with most elite institutions in 2023—getting into Northwestern and becoming a Wildcat is more […]

How to Get Into Georgia Tech: Acceptance Rate and Strategies

Posted on: 23 May 2023

Atlanta, 1990: The MLB’s Braves are busy assembling a young nucleus of talent that will lead them to a record 14-straight division titles. A Southern hip-hop style is taking over the country with artists like Usher and TLC earning the city the nickname “The Motown of the South.” Atlanta-based cable news channel, CNN, pulled in […]