Frank Bruni: Where You Go is Not Who You’ll Be

Frank Bruni, New York Times best-selling author and columnist, shared key findings from his research for writing Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be. From Mr. Bruni, our audience learned:

  • Acceptance rates at dozens of the most desirable American colleges are at record lows, several below 10%.
  • Colleges relish in the significant increase in competition and record low acceptance rates. The more applicants they reject, the harder they appear to reach and therefore become more desirable.
  • This highly competitive admissions mania is creating unnecessary amounts of stress and anxiety for our youth.
  • Instead of focusing energy on getting into highly selective schools, parents, teachers, guidance counselors, etc., need to help kids focus on what is really the right school for them, what school makes the most sense and what are ways to use their college years the most to their benefit.

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