The Black Box of A College Admissions Decision

I originally published this article in the fall of 2018, and I’ve updated it in the spring of 2020. “It’s very dangerous,” UCLA Admissions Director Gary Clark said to me recently, “to try to reverse-engineer a particular college admissions decision.” You know how you’ve heard that your hairdresser’s best friend’s mailman’s son got into Yale, … Continue reading The Black Box of A College Admissions Decision