Meredith Reynolds - Head Start College Blog

Harder to Get a Seat on the “Bus”

Why does it seem so “hard” to get into college these days? Numbers, and I don’t mean SAT scores. In California alone there are 2, 399 high schools with 509,351 seniors to add to those in the rest of the country and the world.

Have the number of college spaces increased with the demand both domestically and internationally over the past even 50 years? One new University of California which is more than those opened in the majority of other states. New private colleges and universities? Can you think of even one?

Check out how your high school is ranked by US News in this competitive market. This may be one piece of data college admissions officers refer to when considering your son or daughter’s readiness for their school.

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