College admissions counselors I’ve spoken to and read about always seem to play down the importance of getting into a prestigious school and instead stress that students need to have the “right fit” with a college.
Ah, the “right fit.” It sounds so warm and fuzzy and holistic.
But students — and their anxious helicopter parents — then read lines such as this in The Wall Street Journal:
Only 12% of applicants made it into Harvard Business School last year. It’s Dee Leopold’s job to separate the wheat from the chaff.