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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 10% of their applicant pools. For the college Class of 2023, the Ivy League universities received between 23,650 applications (Dartmouth College) to 49,118 applications (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 great standardized test scores and terrific grades in the most challenging high school curriculum, students also should have an exceptional application highlighting the strengths and talents that make them unique.
We work closely with our students to improve their odds of admission to highly selective colleges, including within:
- The Personal Statement
- Supplemental essays that should be tailored to the given schools
- Activity sheets
- Teacher and counselor recommendations
- The college interview evaluation
- Follow-up correspondences with schools
Our college admissions expertise is what makes Ivy Coach the premier college consultant worldwide.