The age old myth that the SAT is the better exam to take for students applying to US colleges has shifted, increasing the popularity of the ACT exam. Which exam to take is now a student’s preference, rather than an issue of necessity. Picking the right exam has become vital to application success.
During the recession many thought that applications to some of America's top universities would drop or at least remain the same, however top schools such as the Universities of Pennsylvania, Harvard, Princeton, Brown and more have all seen significant increases in their number of applications.
A record number of UK students are studying in the US and this trend is likely to continue into 2011-12 as tuition fees rise and places become limited in UK Universities. The Fulbright Commission reported that 8861 UK students are studying in the US during 2009-10, despite the recession and this is set to rise drastically in 2011-12 and beyond.