Public vs. Private

Published Monday, May 2, 2011 by Tarang

The temperature is rising all around the nation as summer approaches, but the weather is not the only thing bringing the heat. Parents and high school students are getting ready diligently for their college road trips as they fill their Suburbans with all the necessities. Summer is a popular time to explore colleges, but summer also brings the onset of higher gas prices. Travel can be expensive, and now it is time to choose which school is worth that $4.21 per gallon of gas and which one is not. One of the major considerations to… Continue Reading

Princeton Nation

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2011 by Tarang

The title of this posts derives from the informal motto of Princeton University: “Princeton in the Nation’s Service and in the Service of All Nations.” Recently, I posted the SAT/ACT stats for Harvard and Yale. Rounding out the “Big Three,” is Princeton University. Princeton University often ties for first place with Harvard on many lists comparing universities in the United States. Surprisingly though, the term “Big Three” did not describe these universities because of their academics. Of course, Harvard, Princeton, and Yale (or endearingly termed HYP) have tough admissions requirements and rank as the oldest… Continue Reading

Yale Boat

Published Tuesday, April 26, 2011 by Tarang

Continuing in our tradition of reporting SAT averages to you guys, I now bring you Yale University. Admissions Data (2010): Percent of Applicants Admitted: 8% Test Scores — 25th / 75th Percentile SAT Critical Reading: 700 / 800 SAT Math: 700 / 780 SAT Writing: 700 / 790 ACT Composite: 30 / 34 Enrollment (2009): Total Enrollment: 11,593 (5,275 undergraduates) Gender Breakdown: 50% Male / 50% Female 100% Full-time Percent of applicants accepted is usually around 9%. Fun Fact: The Yale Corinthian Yacht Club is the oldest collegiate sailing club in the world. It was… Continue Reading

Hard Work for Harvard

Published Wednesday, April 20, 2011 by Tarang

Earlier, this blog had posted some information about SAT/GPA stats for the UC schools as well as Stanford. Let us continue that tradition with Harvard. Class of 2014 Statistics Class Profile Students Total Applicants 30,489 Admitted 2,205 Matriculates 1,664 Yield 75.5% Admitted from the Waiting List 94 OK. Now let’s look at the SAT distribution: Percent of Applicants Admitted: 7% Test Scores — 25th / 75th Percentile (The first number shows that 25% of enrolled students scored below that number. The second number shows that 75% of enrolled students scored below that number.) SAT Critical… Continue Reading

Find me on Facebook

Published Monday, April 18, 2011 by Tarang

I recently saw the horror satire flick Scream 4 (or stylishly written SCRE4M) and it brought up some good points about social networking. In the opening scene, two girls discuss Facebook and how information can be made available to others, including strangers. One of the girls wishes to stay Facebook friends with a stalker-esque guy because his profile picture is good looking, highlighting how our online lives have almost become our prostheses. Your online behavior can determine what happens to you in real life, and your profile reflects your personality. In today’s day, the saying… Continue Reading


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