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Meet Ivy Coach

Brian Taylor

Managing Partner

For nearly 20 years, Brian has been helping students at Ivy Coach gain admission to elite colleges. The son of the Founder of Ivy Coach, Brian is a graduate of Dartmouth College.

If you’re a regular reader of the most widely read college admissions blog, Brian, a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, writes much of this content, serving as a tell-it-like-it-is thought leader in college admissions.

Brian has been quoted in The Harvard Crimson on the waitlistThe Yale Daily News on the role of private college counselorsThe Brown Daily Herald on college rankings, The Daily Pennsylvanian on test-optional admissions, Barron’s on college toursThe New York Times on the male advantage at many top schools, The New York Post on Harvard’s Z-List, and Le Monde on how great grades aren’t enough. And he’s appeared on TV programs from Nightline to Morning in America addressing topics ranging from the Varsity Blues scandal to college enrollment.

So much of the elite college admissions process comes down to students’ ability to share their unique stories. Brian knows how to shape great stories. He won a Peabody Award for producing the acclaimed Showtime series The Good Lord Bird, which earned an Emmy win and featured a Golden Globe-nominated performance. The American Film Institute honored the series as one of America’s greatest screen stories for its “contributions to America’s cultural legacy.”

Brian helps Ivy Coach’s students — through his straight-shooting approach — present themselves in the most interesting way possible to admissions officers.


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