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Selling Hope and College: Merit, Markets, and Recruitment in an Unranked School

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Selling Hope and College: Merit, Markets, and Recruitment in an Unranked School

Alex Posecznick

It has long been assumed that college admission should be a simple matter of sorting students according to merit, with the best heading off to the Ivy League and highly ranked liberal arts colleges and the rest falling naturally into their rightful places. Admission to selective institutions, where extremely fine distinctions are made, is characterized by heated public debates about whether standardized exams, high school transcripts, essays, recommendation letters, or interviews best indicate ... Read more

 

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