Reactions to College Acceptances

After our students at Ivy Coach learn of their admissions decisions and after we let out a loud yelp, we always ask them to detail for us exactly how they found out the great news and how their parents found out, too. We’ve seen and heard it all over the … 

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University of Chicago Economics Department

When it comes to the study of economics, we would argue that the University of Chicago is America’s standard-bearer. The department, home of world-renowned economist and author of “Freakonomics” Steven Levitt (he also happens to boast the John Bates Clark Medal for his contributions to economic thought), has produced 12 … 

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Choosing a College Based on Major

Thinking about choosing a college based on your intended major?┬áPeter Van Buskirk believes that to be a good idea. He’s a former dean of admissions at Franklin & Marshall College and currently works as a private college counselor. As Peter writes on his firm’s June 28, 2017┬áblog, “Embracing a college … 

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2017 College Commencement Speakers

It’s nearing that time of year — commencement season. And so, in keeping with our annual tradition, let’s break down the who’s who of commencement┬áspeakers. Which universities landed a high profile speaker and which offered the slot to someone few have ever heard of? Wonder no longer because “US News … 

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2017 Ivy League Decision Day

“The Time Has Come, The Time Is Now. Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now?” We’re not sure why we have Dartmouth’s Dr. Seuss in our heads on this 2017 Ivy League Regular Decision notification day. Some folks in the college admissions community refer to today as D-Day, but … 

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MIT Class of 2021

Decisions are out for the MIT Class of 2021. College admissions enthusiasts know that decisions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology come out annually at the same exact time on the same exact date (Pi Day). After all, MIT is a fairly renowned institution when it comes to mathematics so … 

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Ivy Decision Day Tomorrow

Tomorrow start the emails. And the calls (although regular readers of our college admissions blog know that we don’t answer our phone — our clients know how to get in touch with us and our potential clients need to fill out our free consult form if they wish to get … 

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MIT Admissions Decisions

MIT admissions decisions come out on this coming Monday, the university recently announced. And in classic MIT admissions style, the university announced this in a very creative way. If you’re not familiar with the creativity in MIT’s admissions office, check out this post about MIT from 2012 in which Dean … 

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