When to Submit SAT and ACT Scores

Thinking of applying to top universities this year without an SAT or ACT score? Loyal readers of Ivy Coach’s college admissions blog know where we stand on the issue of test-optional: all else being equal, a student with a great test score will always enjoy an advantage over a student … 

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The Affirmative Action Light

Loyal readers of Ivy Coach’s college admissions blog know where we stand on the issue of Affirmative Action. In short, we believe it remains a necessary practice to create the America we wish to see, to create an America grounded in equal opportunity. It’s why we stand with Harvard College … 

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Top Universities Producing Startup Founders

Which universities in America produce the most venture capital-backed startup founders? Look no further than Stanford University, the University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard University, according to PitchBook. As PitchBook writes, “Great entrepreneurs can come from anywhere, but some universities have a truly exceptional track record of producing future entrepreneurs. … 

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A Tufts Admissions Scandal

Trouble is brewing in the Tufts admissions office. Apparently, Joseph “JT” Duck, Tufts’ Dean of Admissions for the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering, is being investigated for alleged discrimination against former Tufts admissions staffers. Duck, the former director of admissions at Swarthmore college who assumed … 

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A Stanford Imposter

Thinking about applying to Stanford University, one of the most selective universities in America — with a less than 5% admission rate and all? Well, why try to get the best grades in the most rigorous courses, earn the best test scores, and participate in the most interesting extracurricular activities … 

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Oboe Players in College Admissions

Considering joining the Harvard orchestra? While there were many zingers offered by the Supreme Court justices during oral arguments for the Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College and Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. University of North Carolina cases, it was a line from … 

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Oral Arguments in Affirmative Action Cases

The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in the Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College and Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. University of North Carolina cases. Now, loyal readers of our college admissions blog know where we stand on the hot … 

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A Voice Cries Out for Affirmative Action

This coming Monday, America’s highest court will hear two seminal cases impacting our nation’s college admissions process: Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College (docket #20-1119) and Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. University of North Carolina (docket #21-707). On this day, the Supreme Court … 

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Public Opinion on Affirmative Action

There is no topic that generates more heated discussion in the comments section of this college admissions blog than the consideration of race in college admissions decision-making. As loyal readers of this blog know all too well, we at Ivy Coach believe in the merits of Affirmative Action. We believe … 

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Cal or UC Berkeley?

Do you call the University of California, Berkeley by the moniker “Cal” or “UC Berkeley”? Or maybe just “Berkeley”? How about Washington University in St. Louis? Do you call it “Wash U”? What about “WUSTL”? WUSTL is the elite school’s Twitter handle. What about the University of Pennsylvania? Do you … 

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