Now, a year later, I feel like being rejected from my “dream school” was an opportunity to get to know myself better.
It seems like being different is a badge of honor at Brown, not something to be ashamed of, which is why I think it will be a good school for me, as a black girl.
When thinking about college choice, how much does race matter for three black seniors from Oakland, Chicago, and Atlanta?
Brown University has been my dream school since I was 7 years old. I was over the moon when I was accepted. Until my twin decided to go as well.
I’m worried that getting admitted to a top school — one of the top achievements of my life thus far — might be diminished by classmates who assume that I didn’t earn my place.
Deciding between colleges? How do you find the best party school? We’re…uh… asking for a friend.
“[At 23], I definitely feel like an old lady being a freshman surrounded by 19-year-olds, but it’s crazy to look back and see how far I’ve come.”
As college acceptance letters begin trickling in this spring, Mali Dandridge turns to her mom for advice on what to expect in college.
Look around a typical high school classroom of about 20 students — it’s likely that just six will graduate from college.