YCBK33: How Selective Colleges Evaluate Class Rankings

In this week's episode...

In the News (3:25) : Mark and Anika review an article by Kyle Spencer in “The New York Times” that discusses how families that make over $100,000 are increasingly looking at community colleges. (Length 12:20)

Chapter 33 of 171 Answers (15:45) : Mark and Anika discuss how colleges evaluate high school class rankings. We also discuss why many schools are no longer including a class rank on their student’s transcripts. (Length 11:42).

This week’s question (27:27) It’s that time again for our bonus content, and Mark and Anika discuss 12 different types of college visits. (Length 12:43).

This week’s big INTERVIEW (40:10) YCBK has our first guest to return to our show for the interview, as Deb Shaver, the Dean of Admissions Emerita from Smith College describes what makes Smith College a special place (21:25)


Mark’s recommended resource of the week (50:47) is the 5th edition of the New York Times best-selling book, “The Naked Roommate”. The subtitle of this book is, “and 107 other issues you might run into in college”. Harlan Cohen is the author

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