A Different Choice

The New York Times has a regular blog called The Choice, featuring posts by high school seniors aspiring to college. One part of this involves discussions about admissions and decisions about where to attend college. I’ve never really focused much on this before (because, you know, who cares) but Peter Jacobs over at Ivy Gate noticed something rather interesting about the blog.

Despite the fact the high school seniors are supposed to represent students from different classes and academic abilities, admissions seems to work out pretty well for some of these students:

Each year, six to eight aspirant collegians guest blog about their school search in a feature called “The Envelope, Please.” These youngsters come from a range of backgrounds, and are looking at schools all over the map. However, as we at IvyGate recently noticed, men who write for The Choice tend to have a little boost with a certain Cambridge based school.


Harvard College admitted 3.8 percent of all applicants this year. The Harvard acceptance rate for guys who write for The Choice, however, is 80 percent. [Image via]

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Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer