Ivy Announcements Online and In the Mail

New York Times Choice Blog asks the question, “How Fat Was Your Envelope?”

This evening, applicants to Harvard, Yale, Princeton and a handful of other highly selective colleges will anxiously log on to the institutions’ Web sites to learn whether they have been admitted, denied or invited into limbo with an offer to join the waiting list.

The colleges releasing their decisions tonight are among the last to do so, a milestone in an admissions year that began last fall and that will wind down in earnest on or around May 1, when many institutions require committed applicants to submit a deposit.

In a running tally that accompanies a previous post, I have been keeping tabs on the overall number of students admitted to a sampling of such institutions, and the rate of admission.

We now invite readers of The Choice — especially applicants and their parents — to help us put some faces on those figures.

Please use the comment box below to tell us your story: To which of the nation’s roughly 2,000 four-year colleges did you or your child apply this year? What responses did you receive? Were you happy or disappointed? Were you surprised? And what criteria, including financial aid, will you consider in making a final decision of your own?

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