New York Times Blog Praises Posse Program, Using Bryn Mawr as an Example of its Success

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 5:00 pm.

In “Beyond SATs, Finding Success in Numbers,” the New York Times‘ Tina Rosenberg writes admiringly of the success of the Posse Foundation, which recruits students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by colleges’ traditional selection processes. Partner institutions, including Bryn Mawr, admit supportive, multicultural teams—Posses—of 10 students each and offer the students full financial support.

Posse’s selection process uses different criteria than the typical college’s standards, but “with 14,000 nominations nationwide for 600 slots, the program is more competitive than Harvard,” Rosenberg writes. She uses Bryn Mawr as an example of the program’s success: “There are only 40 Posse Scholars among Bryn Mawr’s 1,300 students, but a Posse student has won the school’s best all-around student award three times in the past seven years.”

Filed under: financial aid,In the News by Tracy Kellmer

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