Did you know Warren Buffett was rejected from Harvard Business School? Yes, the most successful investor of the twentieth century was once upon a time turned down by admissions officers from Harvard before his last-minute application and acceptance to Columbia University (and I’m sure Columbia U is laughing all the way to the bank). While Buffett’s isn’t exactly a rags-to-riches success story, it does illustrate one thing: getting into an Ivy League is hard for anyone (unless you share a surname with a building on campus, then maybe not so much).
In the past, College Compass Blogger Calvin wrote a smashing series on the Ivy League admissions process. A Columbia grad himself, Calvin is an excellent resource on the subject, and anyone looking at Ivy League schools would benefit from perusing the series. However, the intent of the series was certainly not to scare potential Ivy Leaguers from even applying! So, in light of the number of comments we’ve received on the series from students concerned that that ONE B in APUSH will forever shatter their dreams, I’ve decided to write a blog that addresses some common concerns in order to assuage some of the admissions-anxiety blues: Continue reading “Don’t Let Ivy League Dreams Lead to Sleepless Nights” »