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The Resource The gatekeepers : inside the admissions process of a premier college, Jacques Steinberg

The gatekeepers : inside the admissions process of a premier college, Jacques Steinberg

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The gatekeepers : inside the admissions process of a premier college
Title
The gatekeepers
Title remainder
inside the admissions process of a premier college
Statement of responsibility
Jacques Steinberg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this revelatory book, Steinberg follows a college admissions officer and his eight counterparts through the daunting task of recruiting students nationwide, reading through each of their applications, and meeting behind closed doors to finalize the incoming class. In the process, he shows how the admission process at top colleges really works. (Education/Teaching). From the fall of 1999 to the spring of 2000, New York Times education reporter Jacques Steinberg was given unparalleled access to an entire admissions season at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. In that time, he discovered just how difficult it could be to winnow down a list of nearly seven thousand applicants to seven hundred freshmen for the class of 2004. Steinberg follows an admissions officer and his eight counterparts through the daunting task of recruiting students nationwide, reading through each of their applications, and meeting behind closed doors for a week in March to finalize the incoming class. He also recounts the personal experiences of a half dozen high school seniors of various ethnic and economic backgrounds as they struggle through the often byzantine selection process. Find out why: high SATs and many extracurricular activities are not always critical. A student's "story" can either be helpful or detrimental. One student with a 1480 SAT score and high grades can face stiff competition from another three thousand miles away whose board score is 900 and who has a handful of Ds on her report card. An officer peering into the application pool is often most excited to see a reflection of him-or herself staring back. The Gatekeepers is a suspenseful, highly readable account that moves from the applicant's high schools to the admissions office and back again to the student's homes, as the academic futures of thousands of young people hang in the balance
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DLC
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Steinberg, Jacques
Dewey number
378.1/61
LC call number
LB2351.2
LC item number
.S72 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.)
  • Universities and colleges
Label
The gatekeepers : inside the admissions process of a premier college, Jacques Steinberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-292)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
49283806
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 292 pages
Isbn
9780670031351
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002016884
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The gatekeepers : inside the admissions process of a premier college, Jacques Steinberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-292)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
49283806
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 292 pages
Isbn
9780670031351
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002016884
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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