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Senior Profile: Tiffany Jordan

Senior Profile: Tiffany Jordan

Malayna Vines, photographer

May 9, 2017

As she was scrolling through emails over spring break, Tiffany Jordan screamed so loudly her father thought someone had broken into their condo. What he did not know was Tiffany just received an email from her dream school: University of California, Los Angeles. Tiffany toured numerous schools acr...

The Full Court Press: March Madness picks

The Full Court Press: March Madness picks

TKC staff

March 15, 2017

It’s finally here. TKC’s March Madness picks. From reigning champion Villanova to Coach K’s Duke juggernaut to Lonzo Ball and UCLA’s dynamite offense, the 2017 NCAA Tournament is absolutely loaded. Hover over the dots on the bracket below to read the Final Four predictions of TKC staffers Riley A...

College criteria: then vs. now

Claire Hubert, center and 2015 alumnus and sophomore at University of California-Los Angeles, gets her picture taken with her parents Tony and Melanie Hubert on parents weekend. Claire was always competitive in high school, so she thought it natural for her to apply to the most competitive of colleges. “UCLA was my dream since I was eleven and I wasn’t sure if I would get in, so I was looking at other schools that were the same academic caliber,” Hubert said. ” I knew I wanted to go somewhere academically challenging and I think I got caught up in admissions rates and the competitiveness of schools.”

Annie O'Brien, features writer

October 6, 2016

Since 2005, Northwestern University’s acceptance rate dropped from 33 percent to 10.7 percent and Vanderbilt University’s plummeted from 40 percent to a staggering 10.4 percent. Across the country, college acceptance rates are shrinking as schools become more selective due to an increase in applica...

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