Postsecondary Learning

Does Going to an Elite College Decrease Likelihood of Graduation?

Feb 10, 2016

BIG FISH, SMALL POND: Many news outlets this week are focusing on how the new SAT will affect student scoring, but that's not all on junior high school students' minds as they decide where to apply. And according to a fall ASAP Science YouTube video that has been making the rounds on social media, going to those elite universities—Harvard, Stanford, Yale—might not be worth it. 50% of U.S. Students in STEM programs drop out in the first or second year of school, the video reports. But "for every 10-point decrease in the school's average SAT score, degree completion rises by 2%."

Postsecondary Learning

Does Going to an Elite College Decrease Likelihood of Graduation?

Feb 10, 2016

BIG FISH, SMALL POND: Many news outlets this week are focusing on how the new SAT will affect student scoring, but that's not all on junior high school students' minds as they decide where to apply. And according to a fall ASAP Science YouTube video that has been making the rounds on social media, going to those elite universities—Harvard, Stanford, Yale—might not be worth it. 50% of U.S. Students in STEM programs drop out in the first or second year of school, the video reports. But "for every 10-point decrease in the school's average SAT score, degree completion rises by 2%."

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