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Questions and admissions : reflections on 100,000 admissions decisions at Stanford

Author: Jean H Fetter
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1995.
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Written in a lively and accessible manner by a former Dean of Undergraduate Admissions at Stanford University, this book will enlighten prospective college applicants and their parents, teachers, and guidance counselors - as well as interested faculty and alumni - about many of the practical, fundamental, philosophical, and ethical issues involved in the selection of any college freshman class.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean H Fetter
ISBN: 0804723982 9780804723985
OCLC Number: 30979106
Description: xii, 276 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Admissions from the university's founding --
2. Decisions: selecting the freshman class --
3. Can selectivity be justified? --
4. Special talents, special considerations --
5. Affirmative action --
6. The role of varsity athletics --
7. Ethical dilemmas --
8. The changing scene.
Responsibility: Jean H. Fetter.
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