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How to Get Into Dartmouth College

Applying to Dartmouth College? Learn some of the ins and outs of how to get into Dartmouth, the smallest of the Ivy League institutions.

July 10, 2023

College Essay Length: Go to the Maximum Word Count

Students should use all available space when writing college essays. They should not write essays significantly below the maximum word count.

July 8, 2023

UPenn Transfer Admission Rate

UPenn set a new record-low transfer admission rate for students who enrolled in fall 2021. 3.36% of UPenn’s transfer applicants got in.

July 7, 2023

Do Colleges Look at Weighted GPA?

Admissions officers don’t evaluate GPAs in a vacuum. Whether students submit weighted or unweighted GPAs, a greater context is needed.

July 6, 2023

SCOTUS Ends Affirmative Action for Colleges: A Statement

Ivy Coach issues a statement on the Supreme Court’s outlawing of Affirmative Action. What will the decision mean for college admissions?

June 29, 2023

Why It’s Important to Be Honest in College Admissions

Honesty matters big time in the highly selective college admissions process and life. Every detail of a college application must be true.

June 28, 2023

Inside the Yale University Admissions Process

Hear about the admissions process at Yale University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions from Dean Jeremiah Quinlan.

June 27, 2023

Everything You Need to Know About Applying Early Action

Early Action is a non-restrictive college admissions policy under which students can apply to a school in the fall of their senior year.

June 26, 2023

How Many Times Can a Student Take the ACT?

While students can technically take the ACT as many times as they’d like, there are certain disadvantages to taking the test multiple times.

June 25, 2023

What Are the Most Profitable College Majors?

Learn which majors lead to the most profitable careers. And read our insights on the lifelong value of attending a top university.

June 24, 2023

The Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology Admissions Process

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology’s admissions policy change increased Black and Latino representation.

June 23, 2023

Columbia University Quits U.S. News Ranking

Columbia University has become the first major university to drop out of the annual “US News & World Report” college ranking. Learn more!

June 22, 2023

Horace Mann School Admissions Scandal

Horace Mann School is in hot water. The school’s accused of offering preferential treatment in admissions for a million-dollar donation.

June 21, 2023

The Advantage of Recruited Athletes in the Ivy League

Recruited athletes enjoy a significant advantage in the Ivy League admissions process. Slots are reserved in admissions exclusively for them.

June 20, 2023

Texas High School Class Rank

Students in the top 6% of their graduating Texas high school classes enjoy automatic admission to the University of Texas at Austin.

June 19, 2023

How Many Times Can a Student Take the SAT?

While one can take the SAT as many times as one wishes, submitting multiple SAT scores to elite colleges can hurt one’s case for admission.

June 17, 2023

10 Important Steps for Students When Transferring Colleges

Learn the ins and outs of navigating the transfer admissions process to elite universities, including the Ivy League schools.

June 16, 2023

If You Got Rejected by Almost Every College

If you get rejected by almost every college you apply to, strongly reconsider your approach as a transfer applicant.

June 15, 2023

Open Curriculum at Brown University

Brown’s Open Curriculum allows students to be the architects of their own educations. Learn more about the Open Curriculum’s history.

June 15, 2023

What GPA Do I Need to Get into Harvard University?

Harvard University rejects thousands of students annually with perfect or near-perfect GPAs. So what does it take to get into Harvard?

June 13, 2023


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