Essay about Is College Becoming More Competitive?

1014 Words Dec 7th, 2015 5 Pages
Today, a lot of graduating seniors face the grueling task of applying for college. Many students struggle with this process because they are unsure on where to even begin. They think to themselves, “am I even good enough to get accepted? Do I have what it takes?” Studies have shown that every year, college becomes more challenging for students to get accept, and that if you applied with the same SAT scores and grade point average as your mom would a decade ago, you most likely wouldn’t get in. University of Pennsylvania even announced that the class of 2018 was the most competitive class yet, and their admit rate even dropped 10% (Urist, 2014). Not only has test scores rose, but so has the cost, making things even more stressful. So why is college becoming more competitive, and what are the effects for current applying students? It has been reported that nowadays, only 65.9 percent of students who graduated high school, went on to college (Norris, 2014). Students are realizing that college is too hard to get into and that they could get an okay paying job without going to college. This is something important to remember when you’re thinking about our future generation. It is something sad to think about, that students aren’t attending college because the colleges are making it too hard to get in. It reminds me of when I was applying for college. I kept thinking to myself, “everyone around me is getting accepted into college and I haven’t gotten one response back yet. What…

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