From COVID-19’s impact on higher education to our groundbreaking research on how top colleges and universities make admissions decisions, the media regularly call on Spark Admissions for the expert’s perspective on college admissions news and trends.
July 21, 2020 | Dr. Rachel Rubin comments on the shifting role of online schools in the college admissions process in light of the transition to virtual learning due to COVID-19.See News
July 9, 2018 | Dr. Rachel Rubin comments on the role of “dean’s lists” or “development lists” at selective colleges and universities including Harvard.See News
June 21, 2017 | Rachel Blankstein offers insight into the factors at play in Harvard’s decision to rescind offers to incoming freshmen on the basis of their social media activity.See News
December 15, 2015 | Dr. Rachel Rubin adds context to new data that shows most college-bound Massachusetts students choose four-year schools within a few hours of home.See News
September 17, 2015 | Rachel Blankstein provides expert perspective on selecting and working with tutors to prepare for the Medical College Admission Test.See News
April 2, 2014 | Dr. Rachel Rubin comments on the rarity of a high school senior’s feat of gaining acceptance to all eight Ivy League schools.See News
April 10, 2012 | A new survey of admissions officials at the 75 most competitive colleges and universities finds distinct patterns that differentiate some holistic colleges from others.See News
April 9, 2012 | Christopher Shea breaks down recent research—including a new study by Rachel Rubin—on how elite colleges in the U.S. and Europe make admissions decisions.See News
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