Boston University, Where Academic Rigor is de Rigueur

New York Times “The Choice Blog”
Kelly Walter, Assistant Vice President & Executive Director, Admissions
Stephen Burgay, Senior Vice President, External Affairs

There is an assumption, including among more than a few incredulous parents, that high school seniors often choose their colleges based less on academic offerings than on softer factors like campus amenities (think climbing walls and walk-in, dorm-room closets), the ratio of men to women in the class and even the institution’s tolerance for keg parties…

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