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Who Gets In and Why

The Bryn Mawr School invited students, parents and educators from Baltimore and beyond to spend an evening with journalist and author Jeff Selingo, author of the new book, Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions. This virtual event took place on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. and include both a presentation and a moderated Q&A.
Selingo spent a year embedded at three different college admissions offices —the University of Washington, Emory University, and Davidson College— to find out how they actually look at applications. The book also follows a group of high-school seniors through the process as well as players behind-the-scenes, including the marketers, the financial-aid consultants, and the rankers. The result is a narrative that dispels entrenched notions of how to compete and win at the admissions game, and reveals that teenagers and parents have much to gain by broadening their notion of what qualifies as a “good college.” Watch the event here.
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