Oldest Kindergartners More Likely to Earn Admission to Harvard

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. One

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Students Considering Transferring to Princeton University

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

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Asian American Discrimination at Harvard

Is there Asian American discrimination at Harvard — in the university’s admissions practices? You bet. But let’s not single out Harvard — discrimination against Asian American applicants is rampant across the college landscape. And yet all of this could soon change. The United States Justice Department, under the leadership of

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Harvard Fraternities and Sororities

Regular readers of our college admissions blog may remember when we wrote last year about how Harvard’s administration, in an attempt to foster inclusivity and diversity, implemented measures to curb the influence of all-male and all-female finals clubs at the university. Indeed students who chose to become members of these

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Dartmouth Class of 2021 Yield

What is the Dartmouth Class of 2021 yield, you ask? 61%. This same statistic stood at 53.1% for the Dartmouth Class of 2020, as an article in “The Dartmouth,” in which Ivy Coach’s Founder is extensively quoted, points out. This increase has inspired an editorial in “The Dartmouth” by Dartmouth

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Profile of Harvard Dean of Admissions

Whether you’re writing a television series or designing the latest iPhone, it’s always important to know your audience. Now that doesn’t mean you need to ask what your audience wants. Steve Jobs taught us that he needed to show his audience what they wanted in their mobile devices — not

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Harvard Rescinded Offers

A few weeks ago, we were quoted in a “Business Insider” piece that focused on mistakes students who’ve been admitted to college make that can jeopardize their admission. The piece was published in the wake of the scandal at Harvard University in which over ten students admitted to the Harvard

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Harvard President

As we wrote yesterday about the presidents of the eight Ivy League universities — and how four of these presidents happen to be female — we figured we’d report on the announced resignation of Harvard’s first female president, Drew Gilpin Faust. Faust recently announced that she intends to step down

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