Ivy League Universities Actively Courting HISD Students

HISD is producing some of the brightest students in the nation—and now those students are attracting attention from some of the most prestigious universities in the country.

Two deans and a professor from Yale visited two HISD campuses recently to spread the news that an Ivy League education is well within even the most financially challenged student’s reach—and that they want HISD students in particular.

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“We are actively seeking diversity in geography, race, religion, and academic interests,” said Jeremiah Quinlan, dean of undergraduate admissions. “[And though] Yale costs about $60,000 a year total, very few of our students pay anywhere near that. If your family makes less than $65,000 annually, you won’t pay anything, although you will have to work 10 hours a week on campus.”

Representatives from Yale and other Ivy League and Tier One universities will be at Davis High School (1101 Quitman St.) for HISD Ivy+College Night on Tues., Oct. 29, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. as part of College Awareness Month.

HISD high schools will be holding college fairs from now until Oct. 11. Parents and students will be able to speak with college reps, scholarship exhibitors, and learn essay-writing strategies. See below for complete details.


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College Fairs thru Oct. 11
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