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Why hire Ivy Coach as your college consultant? Years ago, college applicants with perfect or near perfect SATs who were ranked number 1 or 2 in their high school classes were often admitted to all of the colleges to which they applied. But this is not the case today. Since more students are applying to colleges today and since those students are each submitting more applications than ever before, many of these highly selective colleges now receive between 20,000 and 50,000 undergraduate applications a year and accept only 5% to 14% of their applicant pools. For the college Class of 2020, the Ivy League universities received between 20,675 applications (Dartmouth College) and 44,966 (Cornell University) and accepted applicant pools in the single digits — just check out our page on Ivy League Statistics. So one may wonder what is it that these most prestigious colleges are looking for when they admit their candidates. Read More
In essence, these highly selective colleges are seeking a well-rounded class of uniquely talented students. Note that they’re not looking for a well-rounded applicant. They may be looking for the recruited water polo player, the oboist, the ballet dancer, the thespian, or the math or science researcher. In addition to having almost perfect SATs, an A average in the most challenging high school curriculum, and a rank in the single digits of their class, students also should have an exceptional application highlighting the strengths and talents that make them unique.
The personal statement and additional college essays, the activity sheets, the teacher and counselor recommendations, the college interview evaluation, and follow-up correspondences are all some of the opportunities for us to work with our students so that they can improve their odds of admission to highly selective colleges. Our college admissions expertise is what makes Ivy Coach the premier college consultant worldwide.