US Ivy league considers expanding to accept more top applicants

November 21, 2007

With applications soaring and admit rates falling, some US Ivy League universities are considering expansion. Stanford's president says that, by turning away record numbers of "exceptional and deserving students, we are denying Stanford the benefit of talent that could contribute to the university and society at large."  Yale is considering expansion as well, and Princeton is already in the third year of its expansion program.  Critics say the expansions are little more than attempts to "hoard" the best and brightest.