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Harvard, Dartmouth See Number of Applications Plunge

Applications to two of the nation’s most coveted Ivy League schools dropped this year.

The number of applications Harvard received fell by 2%.

Things were even worse at Dartmouth.

Education Post reports that Dartmouth saw the number of students applying drop by a staggering 14%. The decline comes after a year full of scandal, including reports of fraternity hazing and sexual harassment.

We at The College Fix have our own theory about this decline. This was one of the most brutally cold winters in recent memory in the U.S. Who in their right mind wants to spend four years in rural New Hampshire after such a winter?

Blame global cooling.


About the Author
Ben Parker is a College Fix/Student Free Press Association journalism fellow at The Weekly Standard for the summer of 2015. He is a student at the University of Pennsylvania pursuing a degree in politics, philosophy and economics with a minor in Russian culture and history. In 2013 and 2014, he worked for Congressman Frank Wolf and Congresswoman Barbara Comstock. His work for The College Fix has been featured on Fox News, Instapundit and Red Alert Politics. He is a native of Great Falls, Virginia.

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