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Quiz: How much do you know about US college admissions?

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The US is one of the leading study abroad destinations for international students. Every year, over one million non-native learners enrol in the country’s higher education institutions, with students from China and India alone making up half of this figure.

If you’re planning to study here, the first thing to get familiar with is the admissions process. Every country has its own unique system for students applying to its colleges and universities and the US is no different.

Take our quiz to find out whether your knowledge of the American college admissions system is up to speed:

1. The Common Application platform lets students apply to multiple colleges at once. True or false?

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2. Which of the following documents must international students submit along with their application?

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3. The Common Application does not allow you to apply to colleges or universities outside the US. True or false?

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4. Which of the following carries the most weight in the admissions process?

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5. The majority of US colleges admit most students who apply. True or false?

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Please select 2 correct answers

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6. What was Harvard's admissions rate in 2017?

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7. Compared to 2002, have admission rates at US colleges and universities fallen, stayed the same or risen?

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8. Application volume is increasing across US colleges and universities. True or false?

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9. Yield refers to the percentage of accepted students who enrol. Which of the following had the highest yield rate in 2017?

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10. Under the Common Application, students must submit their answer for one standardised personal essay that uniformly applies to all colleges and universities. True or false?

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Quiz: How much do you know about the US college admissions process?
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