Sunday, September 14, 2014

This American Life: 504: How I Got Into College

This American Life: 504: How I Got Into College, Sept. 6, 2013

Students all over are starting college this month, and some of them still have a nagging question: what, exactly, got me in? An admissions officer tells us the most wrongheaded things applicants try. And Michael Lewis has the incredible story of how a stolen library book got one man — Emir Kamenica — into his dream school. (download mp3) (transcript)

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