24 Brown University Doctoral Programs Drop GRE

If you’re applying to one of 24 doctoral programs at Brown University for enrollment during the 2020-2021 academic year and you don’t happen to be a strong GRE test-taker, you’re in luck! As it turns out, 24 of Brown’s doctoral programs recently announced that they will drop the GRE requirement … 

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2019 Bloomberg MBA Ranking

‘Tis the season for university rankings. Bloomberg Businessweek recently conducted a survey of 126 business schools around the globe, polling the alumni of these graduate business programs on the academic quality of the programs, innovation, reputation, and the power of the school’s alumni network. And the result of the survey … 

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Cornell Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program Drops GRE

Cornell University’s Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering will no longer be requiring applicants to its graduate program to submit GRE test scores. And why? Well, the department essentially found that the GRE didn’t serve as a good predictor of students’ success once they began their graduate studies. In fact, the … 

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On Medical School Applicants Avoiding Trite Activities

We often hear from parents and students a line that goes something like this: “But we heard the direct opposite from an admissions officer!” Oh (in a tone of faux surprise)? Of course, we’re not surprised in the least. Admissions officers at our nation’s elite universities so often don’t tell … 

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We Are Hiring Former Graduate Program Admissions Officers

Are you a former graduate program admissions officer who evaluated applications at a highly selective university? Maybe you served as an admissions officer at a top medical school, business school, or law school. Maybe you evaluated applications for certain PhD programs. If so, we at Ivy Coach are interested in … 

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We Only Help Graduate School Applicants Who Know Which Degrees They Wish to Pursue

At Ivy Coach, we help students earn admission both at the undergraduate and graduate levels to highly selective schools or programs. But today, we feel the need to vent about some of the prospective graduate school clients who come to us, folks we choose not to take on as clients. … 

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Admissions Practice Survives Antitrust Challenge

The Yale School of Medicine is not in violation of federal antitrust laws, a federal judge has ruled. The judge recently rejected a lawsuit brought by a student denied admission to the Yale School of Medicine against the university. In the suit, the student claimed he was denied admission — … 

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Stanford GSB Owes An Apology

Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently made a $1.8 billion donation to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University, so that the school could go need-blind in admissions. After we learned of his gift, we dared Johns Hopkins University to show rather than tell, to remove the prompt that reads, “Do you intend … 

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