2021 Ivy League Football Standings

In Ivy League football, a champion — or champions in the event of a tie atop the standings — has been crowned every year since 1956. Until last year of course when Dartmouth College and Yale University did not have an opportunity to defend their 2019 title due to the … 

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Middle-Income Students Applying to Brown

Our nation’s most elite universities have no shortage of students from high-income families. But tell us something we don’t know, Ivy Coach! We’ve all seen the names on the buildings around campuses. We’ve all heard about the large donations some members of society’s upper crust make to these institutions. And … 

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Wash U Needs to Show Not Tell

A few days ago, Washington University in St. Louis announced to much fanfare that the school would be going “need-blind” in admissions. This means that the school’s admissions committee is professing that an applicant’s ability to pay will not be a consideration in admissions decision-making going forward. But as loyal … 

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Premortem Evaluation for Seniors

Around mid-December of every year, we offer deferred and denied high school seniors and their parents — families who did not work with us during the college admissions process — a Postmortem Evaluation to understand what went wrong for them in the Early Decision / Early Action round. While there … 

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A Perpetuator of College Admissions Misconceptions

One of the core objectives of this college admissions blog is to keep admissions leaders, high school counselors, and private college counselors honest. It’s also to debunk commonly held misconceptions about the highly selective college admissions process — misconceptions so often perpetuated by these very groups. Over the years, we’ve … 

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Wash U Going Need-Blind

Washington University in St. Louis has announced that the school will be going need-blind, effective immediately. As part of the announcement, the highly selective institution will invest an additional $1 billion in financial aid for its students. And how come the university is able to make this news? Well, a … 

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Stanford Environmental Justice Minor

In a sign of the times, Stanford University has unveiled a new minor: Environmental Justice. The minor, under the umbrella of the Earth Systems Program, will be offered to Stanford undergraduates beginning this year. The minor will include an introductory environmental justice course as well as coursework in three streams: … 

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10 Annoying Things Prospective Clients Say on Free Admissions Consults

At Ivy Coach, we offer a free 20-minute consultation to prospective clients in order to answer questions about our service offerings. This call, as detailed extensively in our email communications and on our website, is not to discuss a student’s case for admission. Rather, it’s an opportunity to ask questions … 

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