Shameless Plug: Cornell admits that they want to be Mason


No, not quite really, but they do admire our score optional admission program – and bonus they quote me in their student newspaper.  Of course, they get my title wrong. And they think the only reason that applications to Mason increased over 24% last year was the score optional program, not our amazing location or our incredibly talented Dean of Admissions. Just goes to show you they don’t really know all that much.

Funniest line: “Of the recent increase in schools offering test-optional policies, Scott Jaschik, editor of Inside HigherEd, said, ‘a lot of reevaluation going on … primarily in liberal arts colleges smaller than Cornell. It’s easier to do without the SAT if you’re at a relatively small college.’ He added that ‘no one at a Cornell level’ has implemented a test-optional policy.”  I think it’s funny that Scott thinks Cornell hasn’t reached Mason’s level yet – I guess they’ll have to keep trying!

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