April 1, 1979
Director of Admissions Dick Moll published the book Playing the Private College Admissions Game.
“Who hasn't wondered,” wondered the Kirkus Book Review, “about the crazy-quilt pattern of college acceptances and rejections? Richard Moll, Admissions Director at Vassar, shows us how the admissions process works, and advises prospective students on every aspect of the application ordeal, with numerous examples from specific colleges…. Private colleges are facing a declining market, Moll says, forcing them to recruit more actively than ever, and meaning that most are not ‘highly selective’ today—a clear promotional gambit whose message is, ‘Apply!’”