Category Archives: Top-Ranked Schools

Ranking Colleges by Salaries (starting and mid-career)

Source: Payscale, Sep 2013

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MIT Class of 2017 Statistics

Source: MIT, Sep 2013 The acceptance rate was 8.2 percent, MIT’s lowest-ever and down from 8.9 percent the previous cycle. The success rate was even lower for international students, with only 115 of 4,363 foreign applicants being offered acceptance.   The 75th percentile of SAT scores in the math, reading, and writing sections were 800, 790, …

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More to Life than AP Exams

Source: Inside Higher Ed, Feb 2012 What we ask about on our application also sends a message as to what we care about. In the very first essay question on our application we ask students what they do for fun. And we remind students that this is not a trick question. … while it is …

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#2 Ranked HS in FL is a Charter School

Source: USNews, Apr 2013

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#2 Ranked HS in the US is a Charter School

Source: USNews, Apr 2013

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Top-Ranked FL and Orange County Public Schools

Source: US News, Apr 2013 Related Reading: Orlando Sentinel, May 2013 Although the variation in the lists shows that there are a number of ways to assess high school quality, Orange County School Board chairman Bill Sublette has pushed the district to consider a tactic to get on the lists. He has suggested that Orange …

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OCED Test for Schools

Source: America Achieves website, Apr 2013 The inescapable conclusion from data from the 2009 PISA study is that a large percentage of American middle class high schools have not kept pace as countries like Singapore, Finland, Korea and Germany have raised standards, invested in teachers and lifted their overall performance. Findings include:  In comparing scores …

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Learn Introductory Biology from MIT’s Best

Source: MIT news office, Mar 2013 The online course is taught by senior members of the MIT Department of Biology: Eric Lander and Graham Walker. Lander, who’ll host the online course, has taught 7.00 to MIT students in the classroom for close to 20 years. He led the Human Genome Project that in the 1990s …

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Searching for Keywords/Ideas within Videos + Knowledge Tree

Source: MIT  news office website, Apr 2013 What may set i2.002 apart is its ease of searching: Search a key word or concept, and a video will start at exactly the moment in a lecture when that concept is introduced. “It’s like Googling your class,” says Ken Kamrin, the Class of 1956 Career Development Assistant …

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Ivy League Admissions Statistics

Source: NYTimes, Mar 2013

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