Monday, February 04, 2008

Book Review: "Creating a Class"

Just finished reading a great book by NYU sociologist, Mitchell L. Stevens called "Creating a Class, College Admissions and the Education of Elites".

In Creating A Class, Stevens did research while working for a year and a half inside the admissions office of a "Bucolic New England School". The names are changed to protect the innocent. I would really like to know which school Stevens did his research at.

Anyway Stevens talks about the ins and outs of the admissions process at "selective" colleges in regards to numbers, travel, sports, race, decisions, yield and the Aristocracy of Merit.

It's a very enjoyable read and recommend to all involved in admissions and marketing.

If anyone wants a copy, I will gladly let anyone borrow it.

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Anonymous said...

its Hamilton College

FJ Gaylor Photography said...

THANKS so much for the comment.. I was sure it was Middlebury, but Hamilton sounds about right too..