A Is for Admission: The Insider's Guide to Getting into the Ivy League and Other Top Colleges
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A Is for Admission: The Insider's Guide to Getting into the Ivy League and Other Top Colleges

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A former admissions officer at Dartmouth College reveals how the world's most highly selective schools really make their decisions.
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Published October 28th 2010 by Grand Central Publishing (first published November 15th 2008)
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Petra X
This book makes it obvious that the best way into an Ivy League college is to be not just very clever, but also belong to a desirable ethnic minority (although you must have American citizenship). If you also have some civic responsibility, are good at sport and an odd hobby, so much the better. But for the white-American or, increasingly, Asian-American, its going to be hard work all the way and you'd better start preparing your resume from the cradle.

These criteria have greatly helped a girl I...more
Thomas
I finished this in four hours. I read it in August, as a rising senior with college applications waiting to be started - what I can I say?

While I can confidently say that I had a roughly accurate idea of how admissions worked, this book refined some of my beliefs and heightened others that I already held. The academic index and the finer details regarding parental involvement/guidance counselor/teacher recommendations were intriguing. It would help if all of those involved in the admissions proc...more
Chae
"A is for Admission" was overall a pretty informative decent book. A lot of the information presented, I already knew as I'm very interested in the college application process. However, that doesn't mean that I didn't learn anything new. Some parts of the books had charts and graphs of acceptance rates, common SAT scores, and how other students view the school.
As I mentioned, it was an informative book, but I give it three stars because I already knew much of the information before reading th...more
Laura
I had to force myself to read this book, and I found the singleminded focus on the Ivy League off-putting, but the author actually has a lot of good advice regarding applying to college. I learned more than I thought I would, and most importantly, gained a lot of insight into how the whole college admissions process works.
Sydney
Sheds some light on the whole mysterious admissions process. Though a bit dated.
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