How Did Applying For College Become Such A Nightmare?

January 12, 2015 10:38 PM

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How Did Applying For College Become Such A Nightmare?

You've FINALLY finished your college applications and now you wait patiently until you find out which schools have deemed you worthy of attendance. *Insert eye roll.* The process is painstakingly brutal -- but it hasn't always been this way. Applying for college used to be relatively low-key.

If you were an 18-year-old in the 1800s, getting into college was as easy as streaming "Orange Is The New Black" on Netflix today. In The Atlantic, Julia Ryans describes the process of getting into schools like Tufts University. She explains that in the 19th century, if you could afford the $200 dow...

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