A Mea Culpa on Legacy Admission

Earlier this week, we saluted Johns Hopkins University for announcing the elimination of legacy admission. In that same piece we wrote on Johns Hopkins officially announcing the elimination of legacy admission, we were sure to bring to our readers’ attention that Johns Hopkins had the luxury of being able to … 

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Johns Hopkins Should Release Legacy Data in Years to Come

Earlier this week, we reported on the public announcement by Johns Hopkins University that legacy admissions would be no more at the Baltimore, Maryland-based schools. As longtime advocates of eliminating the practice of offering preferential treatment to the progeny of alumni, we saluted Johns Hopkins for joining the ranks of … 

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Ivy Coach on Spectrum News

Ivy Coach’s Jayson Weingarten, a former University of Pennsylvania admissions officer, was featured on television yesterday discussing all things standardized testing — from test-optional schools to new policies in the works from College Board and ACT and more. So what did Jayson have to say? Well, surprise surprise. He’s a … 

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Johns Hopkins University Drops Legacy Admission

As our loyal readers know all too well, Ivy Coach opposes the practice of legacy admission and for many years we have called for our nation’s elite colleges to end this anachronistic practice. It thus gives us great joy to share the news today that Johns Hopkins University has — … 

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Our Opposition to Summer Enrichment Programs

We at Ivy Coach have been leading many charges over the years in highly selective college admissions. We recently led the charge against the SAT’s Adversity Score. On national television, we announced it wouldn’t last long. It was nixed mere weeks later. We’ve been leading the charge against the practice … 

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Legacy Status at Vanderbilt University

We came across an article today that Vanderbilt University is bringing back legacy admission. It raised our eyebrows because we don’t believe that Vandy ever stopped considering legacy status in admissions. So how exactly could they “bring it back”? While there are a couple of elite universities that are in … 

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Ivy Coach’s Perfection in the 2019 Early Admissions Cycle

This year, as you may have read, every one of Ivy Coach’s students who completed a college application package with us earned admission to their first choice college. At Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Dartmouth, Brown, UPenn, Cornell, Stanford, MIT, Duke, Northwestern, Johns Hopkins, etc., all of our applicants got in … 

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Stanford University Class of 2023 Admission Statistics

In September of 2018, Stanford University announced that the school would no longer publicize undergraduate application numbers. And why? As their press release read at the time, “Stanford’s policy shift is intended to help de-emphasize the perceived importance of low admit rates at colleges and universities. The university will continue … 

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Dropping Enrollment on College Campuses

For several years, as much of the media has focused on declining enrollment figures on college campuses, we’ve implored them to be more specific. Yes, it’s true that colleges across America have seen declining enrollment numbers in recent years, but our nation’s elite universities have seen no such decline — … 

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Congratulations to Our Stanford Admits

A big congratulations this morning to Ivy Coach’s students who earned admission to Stanford University in the Early Action round. Every single one of you who applied to Stanford this fall learned yesterday that you have been offered a slot in the Stanford University Class of 2024. It marks yet … 

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