MORE FUNNY TEST RESPONSES


More Funny Test Responses
(Not recommended as responses for College Admissions Interviews or Exams)

Test Responses - Wait...What...?


1. What battle did Hannibal die in? 
A: His last.

2. Where was the Magna Carta signed?
A: On the bottom.

3. If you cut a pear in half, what can you say about the pieces?
A: I'd want the bigger half.

4. If you had a coconut and 2 bananas in your left hand and 3 lemons and 2 plums in the right, what number comes to mind?
A: No number, but your left hand is bigger than your right if it can hold a coconut and 2 bananas.

5. What is the primary reason for failure?
A: Low grades.

CHANCES OF GETTING ADMITTED TO A "MOST SELECTIVE" COLLEGE

While every applicant is unique and every application is unique and every college is unique, making it virtually impossible to predict with much confidence a "yes" or a "no" response to any particular application, it may be a worthwhile venture to explore - in general - the chances of getting a "yes" or "no" from a certain kind of college.

For example, what are your chances of getting admitted to the "most selective" colleges?  Let's say Stanford, Duke, Swarthmore, Northwestern, the Ivies or the like - that type, which often garner the "most selective" label from guide books.  One way to approach the question is to look at the recent Rate of Admission.

Stanford, for instance had nearly 44,000 applications in 2016.  They admitted at a rate of 4.7%.  In 2015, they admitted at a rate of 5.0%, indicating that the range seems fairly consistent from year to year. Indeed, they are "most selective".

A few other colleges also hovered around the 5% or 6% Admit Rate in 2016: Harvard at 5.2, Yale and Columbia at 6.

In the 7-9% range were Princeton 7, MIT 8, Brown and Penn 9.

Other examples of respected colleges ranged higher, such as, Dartmouth, Duke, and Northwestern at 11, Johns Hopkins at 12, Swarthmore at 13, Cornell at 14, Georgetown at 16, Williams at 17.

This is by no means an exhaustive list of "most Selective" colleges, and in most cases the Admit Rates are approximate and not broken down to decimal level. It does present, however, one statistical view of the relative degree of difficulty of admission.

Be reminded that these numbers do NOT predict who will get an "admit" and who will get a "reject" - each application stands on its own.  A prospective applicant is an "individual", who will present a unique and current profile and who should not be persuaded or dissuaded from applying based on the rates of past "groups".

Though stats are important, they should not be the decisive factor for applying or not applying to any particular college.  Your chances of getting in are unique to you and your application and the needs or wants of the college this year.  Though we may be able to predict an Admit Rate, there is no predicting who will get in.  You may have just what they are looking for,  If you like a college and want to attend, by all means you should apply, regardless of what the stats say.

Good luck.

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MOST-ASSIGNED BOOKS IN COLLEGE


Interested in knowing what books are required reading in college these days?  

The  "Open Syllabus Project"  is the place to go.

Working with more than one million syllabi from universities in the U.S., UK, and other countries, the Project has an enormous database of the most frequently assigned books.

Though the order may change at any time, here is a recent list of books and authors:

1.The Elements of Style – Strunk and White
2. The Republic – Plato
3. The Communist Manifesto – Karl Marx
4. Biology – N. Campbell
5. Frankenstein – M. Shelley
6. Ethics – Aristotle
7. Leviathan – T. Hobbes
8. The Prince – N. Machiavelli
9. Oedipus – Sophocles
10. Hamlet – Shakespeare

Of course, required reading may vary widely from discipline to discipline or from university to university, and text searches may be filtered by field (e.g. History, English, Biology), institution (e.g. Cal-Berkeley, U. of Florida, Harvard), state or country.


MANY COLLEGES STILL HAVE OPENINGS FOR FALL 2016

There are still openings in numerous colleges for Fall 2016 -  public and private, big and small.

Click here to see the list

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