The Gatekeepers|Jacques Steinberg
The Gatekeepers : Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College
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In the fall of 1999, New York Times education reporter Jacques Steinberg was given an unprecedented opportunity to observe the admissions process at prestigious Wesleyan University. Over the course of nearly a year, Steinberg accompanied admissions officer Ralph Figueroa on a tour to assess and recruit the most promising students in the country. The Gatekeepers follows a diverse group of prospective students as they compete for places in the nation's most elite colleges. The first book to reveal the college admission process in such behind-the-scenes detail, The Gatekeepers will be required reading for every parent of a high school-age child and for every student facing the arduous and anxious task of applying to college.

The Gatekeepers] provides the deep insight that is missing from the myriad how-to books on admissions that try to identify the formula for getting into the best colleges...I really didn't want the book to end. --The New York Times

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  • ISBN-13: 9780142003084
  • ISBN-10: 0142003085
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: July 2003
  • Dimensions: 8.02 x 5.38 x 0.65 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.58 pounds
  • Page Count: 294
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP