EP 552 No More SAT’s to Get Into Harvard? Hmm…Maybe I’ll Try Again

Dan Golden, the author of the classic book “The Price of Admission’, which documents how the wealthy and well connected have an inside track on getting into elite universities, joins us again to discuss trends in college admissions.  The optional SAT, a by-product of the pandemic, may well become the norm as Harvard has extended the period in which they are striking that requirement.  Others are beginning to follow suit.  With fewer young people applying to college, because of low birth rates in the recent past, competition among colleges is fierce and we discuss the possibility that some just may not make it unless they offer a unique value proposition.  And we touch on the trend that caught my eye recently.  That being the disparity between women and men attending and completing college.  It startled me and has implications for society at large going forward.