Does the Ivy League Foster Upward Mobility?

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Ivy League colleges love to tout the percentage of students in their incoming classes who will be the first in their families to attend college. This is a coveted group for not only the Ancient Eight institutions but for all highly selective colleges in America. Read more >

Dartmouth Considers Expanding Student Body

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Daniel Webster forgot to smile for this portrait!

“It is, Sir, as I have said, a small college. And yet there are those who love it.” Daniel Webster uttered these very words before the United States Supreme Court in 1819 in a landmark Supreme Court case, Dartmouth College v. Woodward, a case every high school U.S. Read more >

Department of Justice Investigating Harvard Admissions Practices

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It’s official. The DOJ is investigating Harvard’s admissions practices.

While we’ve previously reported on the speculation that the United States Department of Justice intended to investigate Harvard University for allegedly discriminating against Asian American applicants through the practice of Affirmative Action, we can now confirm that an investigation is indeed underway. Read more >

The Ranking of Dartmouth College

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Ivy Coach was cited in yesterday’s edition of “The Dartmouth.”

How did Dartmouth College rank in this year’s all-important “US News & World Report” college ranking? Dartmouth ranked 11th in the 2018 “US News & World Report” rankings, the same position it held in the 2017 rankings. It shares the spot this year with Northwestern University and Johns Hopkins University. Read more >

The Return on the Harvard Endowment

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The Harvard endowment grew only 8.1% this past fiscal year.

Of all of the universities in the United States, there is no university with a larger endowment than Harvard University. With an over $37 billion endowment, it’s mighty hard for most schools, even the most elite schools in the land, to boast an endowment anywhere near the size of Harvard’s. Read more >

Grade Inflation at Yale

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The results of a survey conducted by “The Yale Daily News” indicate that there is grade inflation at the university (photo credit: Namkota).

If you’re wondering if it’s difficult to succeed as a student at Yale, know that 92% of the faculty of the university believe there is grade inflation. In fact, 62% of the faculty asserted that it’s too easy to get an A. Read more >

Ivy League Colleges Supporting Undocumented Students

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America’s Dreamers, the eight Ivy League colleges have your back (photo credit: Chensiyuan).

If you’re curious where each of the eight Ivy League colleges stand on the Trump administration’s recent decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, know that every Ivy League college has come out firmly against this directive. Read more >

UPenn Class of 2021 Yield

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The UPenn Class of 2021 yield stands at 67%, which is slightly down from last year.

The UPenn Class of 2021 yield of 67%, the percentage of admitted students who chose to attend the Ben Franklin’s school, fell just short of last year’s record-breaking yield rate of 68-69%. Ivy Coach is featured extensively in an article today in “The Daily Pennsylvanian,” the newspaper of the University of Pennsylvania in which the managing director of our firm opines about the importance of a college’s yield rate and the great lengths highly selective colleges will go in order to boost the percentage of admitted students who choose to matriculate to the institution. Read more >

Oldest Kindergartners More Likely to Earn Admission to Harvard

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Not everyone bought into Malcolm Gladwell’s argument about hockey players in “Outliers.” But we sure did! Photo credit: Kris Krüg.

We know, we know. The title, Oldest Kindergartners More Likely to Earn Admission to Harvard, seems preposterous. But let’s see just how preposterous it is. Malcolm Gladwell has published quite a few outstanding books, but his “Outliers” book was, in our humble opinion, head and shoulders above the rest. Read more >

Students Considering Transferring to Princeton University

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Princeton University will alas be admitting transfer students.

For those students considering transferring to Princeton University (if they have the good fortune to earn admission to the highly selective university), know that the transfer application to the university will become available early this fall. As we reported back in March of 2016, for the first time in 28 years, Princeton University will be admitting transfer students to the New Jersey-based school. Read more >


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