Gift to Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

It’s a happy time for the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. It was announced this week that one of the Columbia medical school’s distinguished alums, Dr. P. Roy Vagelos, the former chairman of Merck & Co., has donated a sizable chunk of change to the school — $250 … 

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Stanford GSB Fellowship Grants Scandal

Many highly selective colleges assert that they are need-blind in their admissions decision-making. They claim that they don’t factor in a student’s ability to pay when deciding upon whether or not to offer that student admission. As our regular readers know well, we have been calling need-blind admissions a lie … 

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LSAT as a Requirement for Law School Admission

Regular readers of our admission blog may remember when we posted a couple of months back about how Harvard Law School had decided to begin accepting the GRE in lieu of the LSAT for those students who wished to submit the former. And why? In the hope of encouraging more … 

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Medical School Recommendation Letters

What do medical school admissions officers look for when reviewing medical school recommendation letters? Not necessarily what you’d expect. Above all, admissions officers ask themselves this one central question: If I were sick, would this person be someone I’d want to care for me as my physician? It’s such a … 

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Stanford MBA

An article up on “Bloomberg BusinessWeek” paints a portrait of the value of a Stanford MBA. Written by Shahien Nasiripour the piece (“Why Stanford MBAs Earn the Most“) focuses on how Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, ranked second — after Harvard Business School — in the latest “Bloomberg BusinessWeek” … 

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International MBA Applicant Numbers

There was an article up on “Bloomberg” recently by Nick Leiber that focuses on how many students from outside of the United States are leaning against applying to MBA programs. But while the title of the piece, “How The ‘Trump Effect’ Is Driving Foreign Students Away From U.S. B-Schools” seems … 

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Harvard Law School Deferral Program

For students enrolling in law school beginning in the fall of 2018, Harvard Law School won’t make you take the LSAT. Instead, students can choose to take the GRE — all in the hope of making the process of applying to law school easier, to encourage students to apply. While … 

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American Grad Students Studying Abroad

Ivy Coach was featured in yesterday’s “Wall Street Journal.” A piece by Jillian Berman entitled “For U.S. grad Students, Overseas Schools Beckon” focuses on how some American students have chosen to pursue graduate degrees outside of the United States. And why? Because there are more English-language graduate school programs abroad to … 

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Applying to Business School

Thinking of applying to business school for an MBA? There’s an excellent piece we came across on “Yahoo News” by Catherine Rice that we figured we’d share with our MBA candidates for admission. The piece, entitled “An MBA recruiter explains what too many people get wrong about applying to business school,” … 

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New Yale Law School Dean

Yale Law School has announced that Hearther Gerken will be its next — and 17th — dean. With the announcement, Gerken is set to become the first woman to lead the law school in its storied history. Gerken, who specializes in constitutional and election law, will succeed Robert Post in … 

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