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Dear Cal – Can my rec get me in?

Dear Cal – Can my rec get me in?

Seniors submitting an application to UC Berkeley should make sure to notify their teachers well in advance, because this year for the first time, Cal will encourage students to submit letters of recommendation.   Cal, with an acceptance rate of only 17%, is one...

College tour: University of Chicago

College tour: University of Chicago

When my family announced the vacation to Chicago, I immediately yelped, “Let’s go visit the University of Chicago!” My dad responded with a laugh. “You know, that’s where fun goes to die.” The University of Chicago, known as UChicago, may not be as well known as...

Dear Cal – Can my rec get me in?

Campus tour of Michigan State provides a lot of information

I went on my first ever college campus tour at Michigan State. Located in East Lansing, it was established as an agricultural college in 1855. The neighborhood around MSU was like a little community. Students had easy access to restaurants with any cuisine to appease...