Janet Rapelye Named President of the Consortium on Financing Higher Education

Janet Lavin Rapelye has been appointed president of the Consortium on Financing Higher Education. She will take office on November 1.

The organization, founded in the early 1970s, represents 35 highly selective private liberal arts colleges and universities. It is housed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has offices in Washington D.C. The consortium’s data collection, research, and policy analysis focus on matters pertaining to access, affordability, and assessment, particularly as they relate to undergraduate education, admissions, and financial aid.

For the past 15 years, Rapelye has been dean of admissions at Princeton University in New Jersey. During her tenure, annual applications to Princeton have nearly tripled. Before coming to Princeton, Rapelye was dean of admission at Wellesley College from 1991 to 2003. Earlier, she served as associate director of admissions at Bowdoin College in Maine.

Rapelye is a graduate of Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. She holds a master’s degree in education from Stanford University.

Five of the 35 member institutions of the Consortium on Financing Higher Education are women’s colleges. A complete list of the member institutions follows:

Amherst College
Barnard College
Bowdoin College
Brown University
Bryn Mawr College
California Institute of technology
Carleton College
Columbia University
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Duke University
Georgetown University
Harvard University
Johns Hopkins University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Middlebury College
Mount Holyoke College
Northwestern University
Oberlin College
Pomona College
Princeton University
Rice University
Smith College
Stanford University
Swarthmore College
Trinity College
University of Chicago
University of Pennsylvania
University of Rochester
Vanderbilt University
Washington University
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
Williams College
Yale University

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