“I was watching this and comparing it to my own life and the successful people I know,” he said. “I wondered if there was anything in their résumés, a uniform attendance at a few select schools, and I didn’t see it. It wasn’t the case. It was a patchwork of educational pedigrees.”What a lot college applicants don't realize is that the number of students who get rejected is staggering. Dealing with rejection is difficult but get this - the elite universities turn away 95% of their applicants - in fact Stanford only accepted 5% of all applicants in the recently completed application season. Check Richard Perez-Pena's article in The New York Times that sheds light on the cut throat and anxiety filled process of applying to the "elite" institutions of higher learning.
For more the release of Frank Bruni's book click on the following link from today's Washington Post from writer/reporter Jeffrey J. Selingo.