The single best description of the college admissions process can be found on Forbes.com. it comes in the form of a video of an interview with Christoph Guttentag, who is the Dean of Admissions at Duke University. Guttentag is interviewed by Troy Onink, the CEO of Stratagee, a college planning consulting firm that helps parents determine their best strategy to pay for college. Onink looks to get inside the mind of the admissions officer in order to provide a clearer understanding as to what actually makes an impression. For his part, Guttentag is incredibly candid about the process.