Wharton Transfer Students

Just about every year, we help University of Pennsylvania students transfer into Wharton from another of Penn’s schools. Some of these students are students we previously helped earn admission to Penn, but we discouraged them from applying to Wharton because we didn’t feel they had a shot on God’s green … 

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Seniors Navigating Admissions Process

Are you the parent of a current high school senior? Have you been riding your daughter about completing all of her college essays? Has she slammed a door on you? Two doors, you say? Has she shouted at the top of her lungs at you? Has she insisted that writing … 

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American Opposition to Affirmative Action

Do most Americans oppose the notion of considering race in college admissions decision-making? The answer, according to a newly released “WBGH News” poll, is a resounding yes. In fact, from a telephone poll of 1,002 adults across America, 72% stood against race conscious admissions decision-making. It also wasn’t just Caucasian … 

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The Decision By Stanford to Not Publicize Application Numbers

Stanford University recently announced that the school would no longer publicize undergraduate application numbers. And why? As Stanford’s provost Persis Dreill is quoted in a university press release about the decision, “We want students to know that when we encourage them to apply to Stanford, it’s not because we wish … 

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Surge in Journalism Applications

More and more students are applying to journalism programs during an era in which our nation’s president views the media as a threat to our democracy. Maybe folks — whether they have conservative or liberal leanings — just don’t like hearing that journalists are “the enemy of the people.” Or … 

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Application Numbers at Stanford University

In major college admissions news, Stanford University has announced that it will no longer publicize undergraduate application numbers to the school, beginning this fall. And why? As stated in a Stanford press release, “Stanford’s policy shift is intended to help de-emphasize the perceived importance of low admit rates at colleges … 

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Best Undergraduate Business Programs

Interested in studying undergraduate business? If so, we wanted to draw your attention to the 2019 “US News & World Report” rankings for “Best Undergraduate Business Programs.” In a stunning turn of events, the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) tops the ranking. We’re kidding. That’s not shocking one bit. Wharton has … 

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Where You Go To College

Frank Bruni, an op-ed columnist for “The New York Times,” authored a book a couple of years back entitled “Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania.” Yesterday, he discussed that book and its premise on “MetroFocus” so we figured we’d share our … 

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NYU Spring Admission Program

New York University has expanded its spring admission program. But, Ivy Coach, what exactly is spring admission? Gather round, loyal readers. We’ll explain. You see, NYU has seen a major increase in applications over the last few years. Over 75,000 students applied for admission to NYU’s Class of 2022. Over … 

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The College Road Trip

Yesterday, we were cited in a piece in the “Wealth Matters” column of “The New York Times” about how some wealthy families enlist private jet services to tour college campuses. If you didn’t read the piece or catch our blog on the article, we’ll sum up our thoughts on these … 

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