43 min

The College Admissions Game: Who Gets In and Why Talk with Tom McGrath

    • Society & Culture

If you’ve been paying attention to college admissions in recent years, you know one thing for certain: it’s a fraught, out-of-control process that only seems to be growing more competitive and stressful for everyone involved.
 
In this episode, Tom talks with author Jeffrey Selingo about Selingo's new book Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions. Selingo pulls back the curtain on how admissions really works and offers some compelling findings, including:  

How admission is big business and is often more about what a college needs than what a student offers. How today’s colleges are divided between “buyers” and “sellers”—and how families can tell the difference. And why getting into college is both harder—and easier—than ever.
Selingo also offers some special insider tips on how to manage the admissions process successfully. 

If you’ve been paying attention to college admissions in recent years, you know one thing for certain: it’s a fraught, out-of-control process that only seems to be growing more competitive and stressful for everyone involved.
 
In this episode, Tom talks with author Jeffrey Selingo about Selingo's new book Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions. Selingo pulls back the curtain on how admissions really works and offers some compelling findings, including:  

How admission is big business and is often more about what a college needs than what a student offers. How today’s colleges are divided between “buyers” and “sellers”—and how families can tell the difference. And why getting into college is both harder—and easier—than ever.
Selingo also offers some special insider tips on how to manage the admissions process successfully. 

43 min

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