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The Ivy League Response to Campus Antisemitism

Ivy League universities have earned mixed reviews for their responses to the October 7 Hamas attacks and ensuing incidents of antisemitism on campus.

April 23, 2024

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Transferring to Duke University: Admissions Guide

Duke transfers must be currently enrolled in a degree-granting institution in their first or second year. Learn more about the Duke transfer process!

June 22, 2024

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Do Ivy League Schools Offer Scholarships?

Schools in the Ivy League uniformly do not offer admitted students merit-based aid, but that doesn’t mean there’s no aid to go around. Learn more.

June 22, 2024

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What Is Harvard Law’s Junior Deferral Program?

The Junior Deferral Program at Harvard Law is an opportunity provided to college juniors who are seeking to secure admission to Harvard Law.

June 22, 2024

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Cornell University Spring Admission

Cornell University is one of several highly selective colleges that admit a small number of first-year students in the spring.

June 21, 2024

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Arrest Records and College Applications: What Can Colleges See?

The Common Application doesn’t ask if an applicant has ever been arrested, but it does ask if an applicant has ever been convicted of a crime.

June 21, 2024

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Weighted vs. Unweighted GPAs on College Applications: Is There an Advantage?

Despite what some websites would have you believe, there is no standardized way that high schools in America or around the world compute GPA.

June 21, 2024

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On Harvard University’s Antisemitic Legacy

Unfortunately, the antisemitic tensions that have recently reached a boiling point at Harvard University did not arise out of nowhere.

June 20, 2024

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Harvard Club of NYC: History & Membership

The Harvard Club was initially all-male, but after a series of gender discrimination lawsuits, the club fully integrated in 1973.

June 20, 2024

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Brown University Legacy Admission: Everything You Need to Know

Applicants to Brown are only given legacy status if they have at least one parent who is an alum of the undergraduate program.

June 20, 2024

A flag flies on a lightpost celebrating Duke's centennial anniversary.

The Admission of Younger Siblings As Legacy

Most highly selective universities offer an advantage to siblings of current or former students — but only if the siblings apply Early.

June 19, 2024

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Waitlisted Students Should Always Answer Their Phones

It’s crucial that waitlisted students answer their phones because they could receive a call with an offer of admission from dreaded limbo.

June 19, 2024

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Your Son Didn’t Get Rejected Because He Is White

Your son didn’t get rejected by America’s elite colleges because he’s white. White students earn quite regularly to America’s top colleges.

June 19, 2024

Colleges with Highest Jewish Populations in 2023

Learn which universities in America and Canada boast the most significant Jewish populations among student bodies.

June 18, 2024

Reasons Why Colleges Revoke Offers of Admission

Every offer of admission from a highly selective university is conditional. Offers of admission can be revoked!

June 18, 2024

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UCLA Acceptance Rate and Statistics

Check out UCLA’s acceptance rate over the last 24 years. We’ve got UCLA’s admissions figures from the Classes of 2027 through 2004.

June 18, 2024

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The Scoop on the Harvard Z-List

The Harvard Z-List is a pathway for the children of families with deep ties to the institution to get in. Learn how Ivy Coach can help.

June 18, 2024

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Do I Need to Attend a Private School to Get into an Ivy League?

The data reveals a pan-Ivy breakdown of students admitted from public versus private high schools at a ratio of roughly 3 to 2.

June 17, 2024

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The 25 Best Private Schools for Ivy League Admission

There are indeed private feeder schools to the Ivies, among them Andover, Exeter, Harvard-Westlake, Collegiate School, and more.

June 17, 2024

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Yes, Attending a Top Law School Matters

Top law schools, particularly Ivy League law schools, feed into the top corporate, government, and nonprofit job markets in the country.

June 17, 2024

10 Successful Ivy League Dropouts

Ivy League quitters form a class unto themselves. Over the years, many successful Ivy League admits have dropped out.

June 17, 2024


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