Kaplan Test Prep surveyed 381 admissions officers, and found that 31% review applicants’ social media as they consider an application. Of those, 30% discovered something negative about the student. Some admission officers say they will reject students because of what the officers find within students’ social media.
See The New York Times, November 12, 2013:
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