This century demands higher ed be more flexible, more affordable, and better at meeting our need for continual learning.

– Jeff Selingo

New York Times Notable Book of 2020

Who Gets In and Why

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New York Times Notable Book of 2020

Who Gets In and Why

Journalist and higher education author Jeff Selingo gives you a peek behind the curtain of elite college admissions. He spent a year embedded in the selection process at the University of Washington, Emory University, and Davidson College. He followed a group of high-school seniors through the college search. And he introduces you to the players behind-the-scenes — the marketers, the financial-aid consultants, and the rankers — influencers who have an outsized role in in who gets in and why.

The result is a narrative that dispels entrenched notions of how to compete and win at the admissions game, revealing that teenagers and parents have much to gain by broadening their notion of what qualifies as a “good college.”

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As an author and journalist, Jeff has demonstrated his ability to translate and explain complicated ideas to a general audience. He has been quoted and his work on the future of higher education mentioned in newspapers and magazines ranging from The New York Times to The Economist (and even Food Network Magazine). He has appeared live on CBS, CNBC, CNN, and MSNBC, and been interviewed by NPR’s Morning Edition and CNN’s Michael Smerconish.

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Discussion Guide: Who Gets In and Why

If you’re a teenager, a parent, a high-school counselor, a college admissions officer, or just an interested observer of higher ed, “Who Gets In and Why” tells the story of a year inside college admissions process. To facilitate your discussion of the book in group settings, we’ve put together this discussion guide.

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Which Colleges Are Really Buyers and Which Are Sellers

A new way to think about your college list: the Buyers and Sellers.

While cost is a concern, families have only a hazy idea of what their tuition bill might look like. So they don’t think about the price of college until it’s too late.

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