Notes in the Margins: Hacks, elegant buildings and the 3-year degree

Best, Brightest and Rejected: Elite Colleges Turn Away Up to 95% In the just-completed admissions season, Stanford University accepted only 5 percent of applicants, a new low among the most prestigious schools, with the odds nearly as bad at its elite rivals. Deluged by more applications than ever, the most selective colleges are, inevitably, rejecting a vast majority, including legions of students they once would have accepted. (The New York Times)

50 Most Elegant Graduate School Buildings in the World These stunning structures can date back to centuries past or they may have been opened in just the past decade. (The Best Master’s Degrees)

What happens to low-income students on the way to college? Every year, tens of thousands of disadvantaged students start high school with high eighth-grade test scores. Yet by the end of high school, they’ve slipped far behind their wealthier classmates. (Vox via NAICU)

Wesleyan bucks trend, lets students graduate in 3 years The sheer enormity of tuition prices has helped the concept of a three-year bachelor’s degree gain a foothold in recent years at a few dozen schools around the country. (The Boston Globe via NAICU)

Recent wave of university hacks underscores continued security concerns More breaches may come to light if higher education institutions do not rethink their security measures. (University Business)