How to Approach the Personal Statement

Wondering how to approach the Personal Statement on the Common Application? So often, folks write in asking for assistance with their “college essay.” It’s a pet peeve of ours here at Ivy Coach. There is not one college essay. There are many college essays since just about every highly selective

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2017-2018 University of North Carolina Essays

The 2017-2018 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill admissions essays have been released and we’ve got them for our readers. The alma mater of Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan will offer applicants to the university four essay prompts this coming admissions cycle. Of these four essay prompts, applicants will

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2017-2018 Tufts University Admissions Essays

The 2017-2018 Tufts University admissions essays consist of three prompts — one 50-100 word essay and two 200-250 word essays. Of course, when a highly selective college like Tufts asks you to write between 50-100 words, do you write 50 or 100 words? You write 100 words. Duh. Use all

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2017-2018 University of Michigan Admissions Essays

The¬†2017-2018 University of Michigan admissions essays are out. We know, we know. You’ve been waiting with baited breath to find out what UMichigan’s essays will be for this admissions cycle and you can hardly contain yourself. Well, rest easy because at long last we’ve got these essay prompts for our

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2017-2018 Notre Dame Admissions Essays

The 2017-2018 Notre Dame admissions essays have been released by the university and we’ve got them for our readers. Applicants to Notre Dame this year will be required to answer three 175-word essays. And why is the word count 175, you ask? In honor of the university’s 175th anniversary. Duh.

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Tufts 2017-2018 Admissions Essays

What are the Tufts 2017-2018 admissions essays, you ask? Wonder no longer because we’ve got the Tufts University essay prompts for the 2017-2018 college admissions cycle so that our readers don’t have to lay awake in bed late at night any longer wonder what they’ll be. Thank the heavens. Tufts’

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2017-2018 Princeton Admissions Prompts

The 2017-2018 Princeton admissions prompts have been released by the university. Interestingly,¬†Princeton’s essays for this admissions cycle make no reference to one Woodrow Wilson. As regular readers of our college admissions blog know well, Princeton has been removing many references to the former United States president from the university after

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2017-2018 UChicago Essay Prompts

The 2017-2018 UChicago essay prompts are out. Applicants to UChicago will be required to answer: “How does the University of Chicago, as you know it now, satisfy your desire for a particular kind of learning, community, and future? Please address with some specificity your own wishes and how they relate

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2017-2018 University of California Essays

Wondering what the 2017-2018 University of California essays will be? Wonder no more. The 2017-2018 UC admissions essays will be essentially the same essay prompts as last year, with a few word changes here and there from what we can see. Students will be tasked with answering any four of

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College Essays and Pizza

LeBron James, currently locked in an uphill battle against Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, and the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, recently declared that everybody likes pizza. Or maybe that was just a meme. Who knows. But who doesn’t like pizza? There’s even gluten-free pizza these days. But, Ivy

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