A Salute to Women’s Colleges for Embracing Transgender Students

Since 2014, at least nine women’s colleges in the United States have chosen to welcome transgender students who identify as female in their student bodies. At a time when trans rights are under attack in America, when the service of the brave trans men and women in our nation’s military … 

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A Salute to Harvard Swimming

While we’re more about Dartmouth Swimming here at Ivy Coach being as Brian of our firm played water polo and swam for the Big Green, we must tip our swim caps to the Harvard Men’s Swimming & Diving Team. Some months ago, “60 Minutes” profiled Schuyler Bailar (check out the segment … 

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Colleges Championing LGBT Students

On this day in which our nation, and the world, mourns the senseless murder of so many LGBT Americans and allies, we figured since we write exclusively about colleges and college admissions that we would focus on colleges that serve as shining ‘cities on a hill’ supporting its LGBT students. … 

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Best College Ranking for LGBT Life

For years, we’ve been championing colleges that champion the LGBT community and we’ve been chastising colleges that don’t do enough for this community. We keep colleges honest in this way, in the hope of encouraging more schools across America to treat the LGBT community with respect, in the hope of promoting inclusivity. … 

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A Salute to the Universal College Application

At Ivy Coach, we have long been a champion of the Universal College Application, that little underdog that could. Our Founder, Bev Taylor, even wrote a piece for “The Huffington Post” in which she raised the question if The Common Application was restraining trade by financially penalizing universities that didn’t … 

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University of California Application

In this landmark year for the LGBT equality movement in America, the University of California has announced a change of its own to its admissions policy. Perhaps inspired by colleges like Bryn Mawr and Smith, Barnard and Wellesley or perhaps inspired by Caitlin Jenner or even Amazon’s “Transparent” (this show … 

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Colleges Championing LGBT Rights

On this momentous day in the history of our union, a day in which “E Pluribus Unum” was reflected in more than our nation’s currency but also in the fabric of one of the most significant Supreme Court rulings of our generation, we figured we’d reflect on significant advances toward … 

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Praise for Smith College

We’ve got some praise for Smith College to share with the world! While we are often the first to hold universities accountable when we don’t feel they do right (e.g., when they mistakenly send out offers of admission to applicants only to then rescind those offers moments later when they … 

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Well Done Wellesley College

Ivy Coach recently saluted Bryn Mawr College, an all-women’s college, for changing its admissions policies by admitting transgender applicants. Well, today, we salute Wellesley College. Wellesley College, the alma mater of such figures as Diane Sawyer, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Madeleine Albright, and so many more, has now changed its admission policies as … 

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