Tue, 5 May 2015
Frank Bruni is the author of Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be and talks to Jason on the mania both parents and children experience when applying to an Ivy League school. He says many of these high-end colleges have a less than 7% acceptance rate and tells Jason how there are plenty of other options out there for kids to get a great college education.
2:15 – Frank's newest book tries to restore some sanity to the college admission process.
4:20 – Colleges have turned themselves into a country club, but that doesn't mean they aren't useful.
10:40 – Stanford's college acceptance rate is 5%. For Harvard, it's 6%.
15:00 – Frank recommends students to develop great faculty relationships and to study abroad if you can.
19:10 – Instead of worrying about where kids are going to college, focus on what kids are going to get out of college.
Mentioned In This Episode:
Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be by Frank Bruni.