The Wall Street Journal college rankings published on 09/18/20 were notable in that Harvard University came in at number one for the fourth straight year.
Also of note, the WSJ reported that 60% of four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. don’t require test scores a.k.a. no SAT or ACT. What?! More weight will be placed on transcripts, grades, recommendations and writing essays. Eric Furda, Dean of Admissions at the University of Pennsylvania was quoted in the WSJ saying, “students should explain as well as they can the context of their lives during COVID.”
According to the WSJ, both the Common Application and the Coalition Application added space for students to describe their experience during the pandemic.
Just something else COVID has impacted!