Just How Competitive Is the College Admissions and Acceptance Process?

If you are a parent, the idea of your child going to college may be stressful. How will you pay for skyrocketing tuition costs? Will your child be able to get into the right school in the current extremely competitive atmosphere? We’re going to discuss just how competitive college admissions really are.

Is It Getting Tougher to Get Accepted to Top Schools?

The short answer is yes. Ivy League schools, for example, have always been the toughest to get into. But while Stanford had a 15.5% admission rate just 20 years ago, this year they only accepted 4.7% of applicants. The same holds true for other top-ranked schools in the nation. According to US News, the acceptance rate for the University of Pennsylvania plummeted from 41% to a mere 10% between 1990 and 2017.

With it getting tougher to get into the schools you want your kids to attend, how can you ensure that your children experience the best programs and get a leg up in the competitive business world? After all, the average parent doesn’t know what colleges are looking for on a college application, the types of letters of recommendations that create the greatest impact, or the right kind of essays topics to make an application stand out.

College Planning Source to the Rescue!

From workshops to one-on-one consultations, College Planning Source can help your family by offering college application support and encouraging early planning practices. Let us help give your kids the jumpstart on a career they deserve. Call 858.676.0700 today to get started, and don’t forget to check our online calendar for upcoming webinar and workshop topics.

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