The US college-admissions process is notoriously burdensome for students, who have to research, visit, and apply to many schools in order to have a shot at selective institutions while still hedging against rejection. Colleges, meanwhile, waste time and other resources marketing to and sifting through many students who are unlikely to be admitted in the first place. Is this inefficiency inherent in the college-matching market? Chicago Booth’s Jacob Leshno and his coauthors decided to investigate, and suggest a procedure that could make the process easier and less wasteful for everyone.

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