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Riveting in depth analysis of the policies of admission, shaped by years of history and social changes. Read morePublished 4 months ago by ValérieB.
Jerome Karabel's massive history is an indepth study of Ivy League admissions policies from about 1900 to 2004. Read morePublished 23 months ago by alanhouston
Boy oh boy is this thing researched. It's very, very interesting about the history of admissions and anti-Semitism. Read morePublished on September 26, 2013 by E. Raphael
For a scholarly written book with a mind blowing topic, this manuscript needed a forceful editor who could have easily chopped it in half. Read morePublished on December 6, 2010 by Richard of Connecticut
In "The Chosen: The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton," Jerome Karabel describes the evolution of admissions at "The Big Three" from one... Read morePublished on February 25, 2010 by Jiang Xueqin
Focused too much on the top three elite universities in the U.S., this book dissects how their admissions policies and procedures developed and evolved from the late nineteenth... Read morePublished on January 31, 2009 by Anne M. Hunter
Professor Karabel wrote a very fine book. In it, he examines in great detail the history of preference and privilege at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton. Read morePublished on November 30, 2008 by Jon Thomas
As a graduate of Harvard College, I can say I am more embarrassed than usual to admit it after reading Karabel's book. Read morePublished on July 27, 2008 by William M. Doolittle