Peter Schroeder on Ivy League schools and the madness of the application process. An excerpt:
I'm intimately familiar with today's college-search intensity. Before being admitted to Notre Dame four years ago, I looked at 20 colleges and took the SAT four times. When my father applied to Notre Dame 30 years ago, he looked at two schools and applied to one. As for the SAT, he told me: "I just went and took it. I never even thought of taking it twice. I got my scores and those were my scores."