The Gatekeepers

The Gatekeepers

Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College

Format
ePub
Price
$12.99
 
Additional Formats
  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781101200315
  • 336 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

In the fall of 1999, New York Times education reporter Jacques Steinberg was given an unprecedented opportunity to observe the admissions process at prestigious Wesleyan University. Over the course of nearly a year, Steinberg accompanied admissions officer Ralph Figueroa on a tour to assess and recruit the most promising students in the country. The Gatekeepers follows a diverse group of prospective students as they compete for places in the nation’s most elite colleges. The first book to reveal the college admission process in such behind-the-scenes detail, The Gatekeepers will be required reading for every parent of a high school-age child and for every student facing the arduous and anxious task of applying to college.

Praise

“Excellent… thoroughly engrossing drama.” —BusinessWeek

“[The Gatekeepers] provides the deep insight that is missing from the myriad how-to books on admissions that try to identify the formula for getting into the best colleges…I really didn’t want the book to end.” —The New York Times

“Compelling…should be required reading for any student or parent who seeks insight into a process hidden ‘behind a cordon of security befitting the selection of a pope’.” —Newsweek

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