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The urgency of the global climate has become front and center in recent news. After the recent UN Climate Summit, politicians are assessing how they will circumvent the worsening conditions, and the higher education industry is not exempt from these conversations. In fact, the industry has been a leader in U.S. environmental efforts and, according to experts, colleges and universities have created some of the most ambitious climate action plans in the country.
Today, the nation's most selective colleges admit less than 10 percent of applicants, news stories make it seem like the odds are stacked against applicants, and it is increasingly difficult to distinguish them from one another. It is no wonder students and their families are disillusioned and bewildered. An admissions professional says while many of these statistics and stories seem mind-boggling, they don’t paint an accurate picture of the admission landscape in its entirety.
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