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50-50 Highlights: University of California-Santa Cruz, Lycoming College, and Salisbury University

University of California Santa Cruz50-50 Colleges accept at least 50% of their applicants and have at least a 50% graduation rate. The 50-50 Highlights lists some of the distinctive features of selected institutions.

At the University of California-Santa Cruz all undergraduate students are affiliated with one the ten residential colleges. The University supports undergraduate research through a searchable Research Opportunities Database.

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50-50 Highlights: Pacific University, Oklahoma State University, and SMU

Pacific University50-50 Colleges accept at least 50% of their applicants and have at least a 50% graduation rate. The 50-50 Highlights lists some of the distinctive features of selected institutions.

Pacific University in Oregon has developed a Business Scholars program in which students complete their degrees in three years which includes participating in co-curricular series and completing an internship. Education majors have the opportunity to teach in Mexico through a practicum experience.

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The Selectivity Myth: Or No Really, I Can Get Your Kid into the Ivy League

sword in the stoneA couple of weeks ago I came across a link to an Time article titled: College Admissions: The Myth of Higher Selectivity by Dan Edmonds. I read it, thought about commenting because of the cherry picking of stats used, and then got over it and decided I had better things to do.

Then this past weekend I found myself reading College Admissions Misconception by The Ivy Coach, a blog by a private college counseling group that is “Making Ivy League Admission A Reality.”

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