I’m often asked by clients and others about how to craft the perfect college essay.One way to get an idea of what colleges are looking for is to read some great essays from students who have been successful in their bid to enter a selective university.
Several other private liberal arts institutions experienced a considerable increase in their applicant numbers.
This dichotomy begs a complicated question: why not Conn?
Johns Hopkins University‘s Office of Admission Hamilton College’s Alumni Magazine Tufts University’s Office of Admission Connecticut College‘s Office of Admission The College Board‘s advice on writing essays has a few examples with critique.
If you want a sense of how important the opening lines of your college essay can be, see my own post here, with samples from Stanford.
With a plethora of statistics available about American colleges, numbers on admissions are a particularly captivating facet.
According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, which compiles data from 97% of all higher education enrollments at Title IV degree-granting institutions in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, 38 states saw a decrease in higher education enrollment between 20. In the spring of 2017, four-year, private, nonprofit institutions in the U. reported 3,703,320 enrolled students, a 0.2% increase from the spring of 2016.
However, undergraduate enrollment at schools like Conn (four-year, private, nonprofit institutions) in 2017 is reported to be 2,589,207, a -0.70% difference from last year. The acceptance rate for the year was 38%, with 445 students enrolling.
The College enrolled 472 students in 2016, 480 in 2015, and 501 in 2014.
And if you run across other colleges and universities that public successful examples of essays, please let me know!
Recent declines in Conn’s enrollment numbers present an interesting situation for the school, especially when compared to national trends in the college industry.