The Truth Behind My College Admissions

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What happens in a college admissions office?

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Here you go,
Your daily dose of anxiety.

Author — Ari

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I love that she was honest, informative, and wasn't pretentious about her achievements. You go, Molly.

Author — Krystina Tran

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I admire this young lady for recognizing the flaws of the admission system even though she herself is admittedly privileged.

Author — Melanie Mota

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As a senior in high school, this gave me severe anxiety. RIP.

Author — Jenna Marcus

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I really like that she admitted why she got in. She seems very sympathetic towards lower income pll.

Author — Chiquis Saucedog

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graduated from yale and you work at buzzfeed?

Author — megan mcmahon

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I like her. She recognizes her privilege.

Author — mutantmuggle84

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So this points to what we already know?

Pick your parents wisely. It'll make all the difference.

Author — BizyGi

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US education system explained in one video.

Author — Toon Hermans

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haha who else first read it as "I saw my college admissions flies"

Author — Olivia Gibert

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I was accepted into an ivy league school. I celebrated like crazy. After one year, I was $50, 000 in debt and had to drop out to focus on paying it off. The college systems are so screwed up and money hungry. This needs to end.

Author — Christopher Jared

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3:42 - Ivy league institutions have been claiming they'll reform the admissions process for decades. It has never borne any fruit, because they have zero intention of truly reforming anything. They go where the money is, and the money is with the upper/ruling classes.

The only reason these institutions say such things, is to defuse mounting criticism. Talk is cheap people.

Author — sbowesuk

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If you weren't poor *before* going to college, you might very well be *after* O__O

Author — Graphic Design Guy

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YOU WENT TO YALE BUT YOU GOT A JOB AT BUZZFEED?? WHY WOULD YOU WASTE YOUR EDUCATION

Author — Stupid Elephant

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She made me want to cry. I feel like I'm losimg hope on everything.

Author — Keshia Murphy

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I'm Asian and the high school I go to is 50% Asian.. Aiya.

Author — Gary Ma

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I was valedictorian when I graduated, but because of racial tensions between me and the administrator in charge I didn't speak at graduation. I was also offered admissions to an Ivy League, but refused in exchange for taking care of my elderly mom and went to community college. Overall where you go affects you but it doesn't have to break you. "Its not about where you go but what you do when you get there." Regardless- systemic discrimination is absolutely rampant in the U.S. Its awful.

Author — asuu ashoo

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Ima bleach my skin...so I can have a shot at Harvard

Author — william calderon

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So I actually work in admissions. This is pretty accurate. To be totally honest, the most biggest deciding factor is that she got lucky. It's a crap-shoot. Sometimes ACT/SAT scores matter. Sometimes they don't. Your rank in class matters and then it doesn't. But your actual GPA in high school is most likely BS and no one cares.

Author — PelloTap

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I wonder why I was accepted to some schools and kids that were way smarter than me didn't

Author — bunni babie