Caltech Eliminates SAT Subject Test Requirement

The California Institute of Technology will no longer require applicants to submit SAT Subject Test scores in the admissions process. The change was announced this week by Caltech’s Undergraduate Admissions Office. Previously, Caltech required applicants to submit a Math 2 SAT Subject Test score in addition to a score on … 

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Ivy Coach’s Perfection in the 2019 Early Admissions Cycle

This year, as you may have read, every one of Ivy Coach’s students who completed a college application package with us earned admission to their first choice college. At Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Dartmouth, Brown, UPenn, Cornell, Stanford, MIT, Duke, Northwestern, Johns Hopkins, etc., all of our applicants got in … 

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Class of 2024 Early Admission Rates Across Ivy League

Curious how the Early Decision / Early Action round went down across the Ivy League for the Class of 2024? Wonder no more. Let’s start with Early application figures. At Harvard University, Early Action applications dipped 7.7% from last year (for the Class of 2023). At Yale University, Early Action … 

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The Importance of Geographic Diversity

Is regional diversity a factor in the highly selective college admissions process? You bet. Our nation’s elite colleges aim to admit students from all 50 states and from as many nations around the world as possible. You see, when an elite school publishes a press release about their Early Decision … 

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Johns Hopkins’ MBA Program Leans Into Health

Johns Hopkins University recently publicly announced the elimination of the consideration of legacy status in undergraduate admissions. And it seems the university isn’t done quite yet announcing changes. Beginning in the fall of 2020, Johns Hopkins’ graduate business education will undergo a makeover of sorts. In light of five consecutive … 

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2019-2020 Ivy League Men’s Basketball Standings

Let’s check in on the Ivy League men’s basketball standings. And if you’re wondering why we write about Ivy League basketball, well, historically, the further a team advances in March Madness, the more applications that school receives in the subsequent admissions cycle. The Ivy League has one automatic bid each … 

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Grade Inflation at Princeton

Back in 2014, we wrote about how Princeton University ended a grade deflation policy that — by vote of the faculty — went into effect in the mid-2000’s and ran through 2014. The policy, as you likely conjecture, was aimed to lower overall grades assigned to students by their Princeton … 

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Early Decision Policy at Dartmouth

The Dartmouth Editorial Board, a group that consists of the editors of America’s oldest and one of its most respected college newspapers, recently penned an editorial entitled “Verbum Ultimum: An Expedient Decision” that we’d like to offer our two cents on. The piece largely focuses on how asking students to … 

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A Mea Culpa on Legacy Admission

Earlier this week, we saluted Johns Hopkins University for announcing the elimination of legacy admission. In that same piece we wrote on Johns Hopkins officially announcing the elimination of legacy admission, we were sure to bring to our readers’ attention that Johns Hopkins had the luxury of being able to … 

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Johns Hopkins Should Release Legacy Data in Years to Come

Earlier this week, we reported on the public announcement by Johns Hopkins University that legacy admissions would be no more at the Baltimore, Maryland-based schools. As longtime advocates of eliminating the practice of offering preferential treatment to the progeny of alumni, we saluted Johns Hopkins for joining the ranks of … 

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