A Must Read for Waitlisted Students

If you didn’t receive a flat rejection or an offer of admission in the Regular Decision round, you were placed in waitlist limbo. Oh, the dreaded waitlist. Maybe you’ve been refreshing your inbox every day for weeks even though you knew the precise date and time the college of your … 

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The Core Objective of Our College Admissions Blog

One of the core objectives of our college admissions blog is to keep folks involved in the college admissions process honest. At the very top of our blog is a quote, one from America’s oldest college newspaper — “The Dartmouth.” It reads: “Way to tell it like it is, Ivy … 

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Carnegie Mellon Class of 2022

The admissions statistics are in the books for the Carnegie Mellon University Class of 2022. A record-breaking 24,351 students applied to the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based university this year. This figure was a remarkable 19% higher than the same figure for the Class of 2021. Indeed not only did Carnegie Mellon, a … 

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Ivy Coach Challenges Student Whose Admissions Garnered Press Attention to Debate

Should a high school student be allowed to submit 20 or more college applications? Our answer is absolutely yes, provided the student isn’t admitted through a binding Early Decision program. The Common Application allows students to submit a maximum of 20 applications and if the student also happens to apply … 

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DOJ Probes Early Decision Communications

The United States Department of Justice is investigating possible communications between certain elite liberal arts colleges that include the names of students who’ve been admitted to their institutions through binding Early Decision policies. To suggest that the Jeff Sessions-led DOJ has been active over this past year in investigating college … 

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Lawsuit Against Harvard

The lawsuit against Harvard University brought by a group known as Students for Fair Admissions, a group that hopes to eliminate alleged Asian American discrimination in Harvard’s admissions practices, is moving forward. Today, a United States district court judge proposed that the case —  first filed in 2014 — will … 

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Taking Admissions Slots Away from Other Applicants

A few years ago, we had a student who didn’t earn admission in the Early Action round at Harvard. The student was deferred. But Ivy Coach, you had a student who was deferred? How could it be? Every now and then it happens — but it always works out in … 

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NYU Class of 2022

It was a record year in admissions for New York University this year. In all, 75,037 students submitted applications to NYU this admissions cycle. Of these students, 15,722 received offers of admission. This marks an admission rate of 19%, a record low for the university. It marks the first time … 

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Pomona College Class of 2022

Admissions statistics are out for the Pomona College Class of 2022. A record 10,245 students applied to Pomona this year in the hope of earning a slot in the incoming class. It was the first time in Pomona’s history that the applicant pool exceeded 10,000 students so you bet Pomona’s … 

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Duke University Class of 2022

Regular Decision notifications have been released to applicants by Duke University for the Class of 2022 and the admissions figures are out for public consumption. More than 37,300 students submitted applications to Duke University this year in the hope of earning a slot in the Duke Class of 2022, nearly … 

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