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在公元前招生

进入永利娱官网入口从来没有像现在这样困难. 永利娱官网入口采访了79年的约翰·马奥尼, 负责招生管理的副教务长, 关于选择过程是如何运作的, 以及学生如何做才能让他们的申请脱颖而出.

For the first time ever, 永利娱官网入口 this year surpassed 40,000 undergraduate applications...申请2026届2300个名额. 随着BC的排名不断攀升, 在这个过程中变得越来越挑剔, 许多校友都对这所大学的录取情况感到好奇. 现在进入不列颠哥伦比亚省需要什么条件? 在申请过程中标准化测试的未来是怎样的? 什么是提前决定,它是如何运作的? 来回答这些问题和更多的问题, 永利娱官网入口采访了约翰·马奥尼, 负责招生管理的副教务长. 永利娱官网入口问他,这些年来,BC大学的申请者群体发生了怎样的变化, 如何评估申请人, 以及他们如何才能在人群中脱颖而出.


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BC seems to regularly set new records for the number of undergraduate applications it receives.
去年永利娱官网入口的申请增加了35%. 这很大程度上是因为, 因为大流行, 永利娱官网入口让学生可以选择提交标准化考试成绩. 今年也是考试选修课. 申请人数的增长则较为温和, 2%, 但永利娱官网入口还是创造了40个的记录,400份2026届的申请, 它有2个,300名学生.

这些数字告诉永利娱官网入口BC的选择性是什么? 当一切尘埃落定, 永利娱官网入口提供6人左右的入场券,500名学生来录取那个2人的班级,300. 换句话说,永利娱官网入口将录取15%的申请人. 这将是一项新的记录. 最有能力的学生都在寻求国内最好的学术机构, 而BC现在就在那个宇宙中. 永利娱官网入口是他们向往的学校之一.

Will standardized tests such as the SAT and the ACT continueto be an optional part of BC’s application process? 我不知道未来会怎样, 但可选考试是永利娱官网入口承诺再坚持一年的事情. 除此之外,永利娱官网入口没有承诺过. 永利娱官网入口正在做研究. We’ve kept standardized testing because we do believe that it adds value—it’s not the be all, 最后是评估应用程序, 但是考试是一个很好的预测大一成绩的指标. For the Class of 2026, 43 percent of applicants chose to submit standardized test results. 献给2025届毕业生, 那是哪所大学刚上完一年级, 一半人提交了分数,另一半人没有. 永利娱官网入口正在研究他们的表现——永利娱官网入口看了他们第一学期的绩点, 例如, 通过提交者和非提交者. 永利娱官网入口会在下个学年继续研究.

现在被BC录取的学生有什么特点? Test scores during the pandemic have been skewed because those who choose to submit are likely to have high scores, but the mean SAT score for students who submitted scores and were admitted to the Class of 2026 was 1,484. ACT考试的平均分是34分,最高分数是36分. 所以对于想要申请当代永利娱官网入口的学生来说, 我认为SAT分数至少要达到1分才是好的指标,400 to 1,450, ACT成绩至少要达到33到34分. 这是否意味着低于这些水平的学生不应该申请? 这完全不是那个意思. 这意味着申请的其他方面——成绩, 课程的严谨性, AP课程需要很强.

这些都是很高的门槛. 与过去几年相比,今天被BC录取的挑战如何? The competition is much higher today than it was when I became director of admission in 1990. 但我想追溯得更远,追溯到1975年到1979年我在这里读书的时候. There is just no question that the caliber of student today is greater than it was at that time. 我在永利娱官网入口接受了一流的教育. 有些教授改变了我的生活. 但当时的不列颠哥伦比亚省是一个不同的机构. It drew some students from outside the Northeast, but it was mostly a regional institution. 我在这里的四年都是通勤者, 而且不列颠哥伦比亚省没有为当地学生提供住房. 但永利娱官网入口不能只停留在地方. 高中毕业生的总数急剧下降. 1979年我从BC毕业时,有3个.全国有200万高中毕业生. By the time I became director of admission, the first couple of years were down to 2.400万年. 降幅最大的是东北部地区. 所以BC不得不开始在国内和国际上招募. 从人口统计的角度来看,那只是纯粹的生存. But the other thing that was happening concurrently was that BC’s academic reputation was steadily rising.

哥伦比亚大学作为一所精英院校的出现对校友的子女意味着什么? Some additional consideration is extended to children of alumni in the admissions process, but it’s inevitable that we’re going to disappoint some young people who come from BC families. 永利娱官网入口已经成为美国最好的大学之一. 作为校友,永利娱官网入口对此感到自豪. 永利娱官网入口庆祝它. 永利娱官网入口还必须认识到,由于选择性已经提高了很多, it’s become much more challenging for our own children who were raised on the BC tradition to get in.

约翰·马奥尼的肖像

约翰·马奥尼 照片:李教练马努

超越成绩和考试分数, 你在应聘者身上寻找的主观品质是什么? 相信我,这个评估是全面的. 这些数字只是第一步. 接下来,永利娱官网入口来看看数字背后的人.

那么你如何了解这个人呢? 永利娱官网入口从老师和辅导员的推荐信中得到它, 但永利娱官网入口是从学生那里得到的, 太, 在散文形式中,个人陈述非常重要. BC是通用申请的一员,所以有一篇通用申请作文. But we also ask a BC-specific essay question that’s aligned with our mission and identity. The BC Admission website lists those questions for students interested in applying to 永利娱官网入口.

怎样才能写出一篇有效的文章? I have read tens of thousands of admissions essays—I’ve got a manila folder on my desk where I’ve saved some of the very best I’ve seen. The essay is a way to distinguish yourself from thousands of other qualified and deserving students, 我想我能给的最好的建议就是, 给永利娱官网入口讲一个关于你自己的故事. 它应该是自我揭示,而不是自我美化. 不要想太多. 这些故事构成了我所说的家庭民间传说. They’re the stories that you and your family laugh about, cry about, have told over and over. 它们是逆境的故事,成功的故事,失败的故事. 选一个,然后告诉永利娱官网入口那个故事. Because the essay is a vehicle for you to tell us something meaningful and important about you.

是什么让你文件夹里的文章与你读过的成千上万篇文章区别开来? 让我给你们举一个很棒的例子. Here’s the opening sentence, which I’ve never forgotten: “Everybody saw it and laughed.“我马上就被迷住了. This young lady used that opening sentence to tell a story about an elementary school poster project. 这个学生被分配制作一张关于北卡罗来纳州的海报. 现在请记住她的开场白——“每个人都看到了,都笑了.” She went on to describe that, unlike many of her classmates, she had done everything by herself. 她剪下了州鸟和州旗的图片. 她写下了座右铭. 她用的是埃尔默胶水. 所以海报有点颠簸, 字迹有点不整齐, 但这一切都是她自己做的. 在演讲的那天, 还有很多其他的海报, glorious laser-打印ed ones that clearly had the finger打印s not of young elementary school students—you know whose finger打印s they were. But this young lady 太k pride in the fact that there was no parental involvement with her poster. Yet she described people walking by and giving disdainful stares at her self-made poster. 他们都在嘲笑它. 但她还是很骄傲. 这是她自己做的. 她写道,她一直独立、直言不讳,走自己的路. 她的父母给了她那种自由. 她说她要把事情推进去, 海报项目揭示了一种独立思想, 她认为自己是一个意志坚强的年轻女人. 我能看到文字背后的那个人. 她告诉我如果永利娱官网入口招了这个年轻女人永利娱官网入口会得到什么. 直到今天,我还在想她的海报. That’s a final piece of advice: Have a lingering image from the story that will remain with the reader.

有没有特别的课外活动能让申请人脱颖而出? 永利娱官网入口不会指示你应该做什么. 永利娱官网入口想看看你都做了些什么, 你自己做的, 以及你将为永利娱官网入口带来什么. 所以让我打消任何永利娱官网入口正在寻找的公式的想法. 你决定你感兴趣的是什么. 大学不会规定这一点. BC自豪地成为一级体育机构. 我喜欢把永利娱官网入口看作是一个一级艺术机构. 永利娱官网入口在寻找伟大的音乐家. 永利娱官网入口在寻找能为辩论队做出贡献的人. 永利娱官网入口在寻找能成为文学杂志撰稿人的学生. And we’re hoping that students have some understanding of and appreciation for what Jesuit education is about. So when the admissions office is reviewing applications, that’s the way we approach the process.

BC在几年前将Early Decision选项引入到申请过程中. 什么是提前决定? 提前决定要求学生做出有约束力的承诺. 他们表明, 如果通过提前录取, 他们将在BC大学注册,并撤回所有其他大学的申请. 所以这是一个重大的决定. The first Early Decision class was enrolled in 2020, and we’re getting ready for our third class. 大约50%的新生通过“提前决定”申请. 永利娱官网入口有两个回合:11月的Early Decision I和1月的Early Decision II. The second round is for students who were not admitted to their top-choice institution during Early Decision I and view BC as their clear next choice.

Students who apply Early Decision are committing to attend BC even before knowing whether they will receive financial aid. 这是否有利于来自富裕家庭的学生? 这是个好问题. 很明显, 如果你做出了承诺, you have to know that you can afford to pay the significant costs of higher education these days. 幸运的是, 永利娱官网入口 is one of just twenty-one need-blind institutions in the country that meet the full demonstrated financial need of every student we accept. 如果你来自中等收入或低收入家庭, 如果你觉得BC省适合你, we hope that you’ll take that Early Decision leap because we’re confident that we can come up with a financial aid package that will make it affordable for you. It’s a matter of institutional priority here to make a BC education affordable to great students from all kinds of financial backgrounds. 关于 40 percent of our undergraduate students receive institutional need-based grants. 在2021-2022学年,永利娱官网入口在基于需求的赠款上花费了1.6亿美元. There are nowork-study jobs or loans factored into that amount—that’s pure institutional money. 大概每节课每年3500万到4000万美元. 这里的年度运营预算约为10亿美元, 这超过了运营预算的10%. 


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