Surprise Commencement Performance

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Bon Jovi performed at Fairleigh Dickinson’s commencement ceremony today (photo credit: Rosana Prada).

“We’re half way there
Livin’ on a prayer
Take my hand and we’ll make it
I swear, livin’ on a prayer” – Bon Jovi

Oh wait, we’re supposed to be writing about colleges and college admissions, not writing out Bon Jovi lyrics. Read more >

Haunted College Campuses

Haunted Campuses, Haunted Universities, Haunted College Campus

The College of William and Mary is among the most haunted universities in the United States, according to “Noodle.” Do you think Thomas Jefferson still walks the grounds?

“Noodle” has published a list of eight haunted college campuses. Are you curious if your university is among the haunted? Wonder no longer — let’s get started. Read more >

Stanford University Applicants

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Check out this funny article in “The Stanford Daily.”

There was a cool article in “The Stanford Daily” by Jordan Carr that broke down the eight categories of admitted students to Stanford University. While the piece is intended as humorous, Jordan’s breakdown isn’t exactly a stretch of the truth. In fact, it’s probably quite accurate and that’s why it’s kind of funny. Read more >

College Admissions Flaws

College Admission Flaws, University Admissions Flaws, Ivy League Admissions Flaws

The highly selective college admissions process might be flawed but it is not similar to the lottery.

There is an opinion piece on “The Huffington Post” by John M. Eger in which Mr. Eger criticizes the college admissions process. In fact, Mr. Eger compares the college admissions rat race to the lottery when he writes, “Is who gets admitted to one of America’s coveted universities each year mostly a numbers process that is badly flawed? Read more >

Ivy League Workers

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Do Ivy Leaguers make better workers?

A study put out by Rasmussen finds that only 3% of persons polled found that Ivy League graduates make better workers. According to Rasmussen Reports, the study specifically finds: “79% do not think Ivy League students make better workers. Eighteen percent (18%) are undecided.” We at Ivy Coach call big time foul on this study. Read more >

Preschool to the Ivy League

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There are some crazy moms in Manhattan, wouldn’t you say?

There is an article in today’s “NY Daily News,” the ultimate source of news that is neither interesting nor noteworthy, that focuses on a Manhattan mom who is suing the preschool her daughter attended for hurting her 4 year-old’s chances of admission to an Ivy League school because they didn’t prepare her dc (darling child) for the ERBs (the SATs for kindergarten admission). Read more >

Applicants to Princeton

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Winning an Ivy League title in men’s basketball can impact the school’s admissions statistics.

A basketball game that took place today at Yale University between the Harvard Crimson and the Princeton Tigers may have repercussions on next year’s admissions process. Harvard and Princeton had already earned a share of the Ivy League title this season after both posted 12-2 records in the conference. Read more >

Ivy League Tuition Costs

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Of all the Ivy League colleges, Dartmouth’s tuition went up the most this year.

Tuition costs in the Ivy League are on the rise again. Shocker. Dartmouth saw the highest tuition hike at 5.9%. Princeton saw the lowest hike in the last 45 years at 1%. While Columbia has not yet announced their tuition hike the university will, in all likelihood, end up being the most expensive Ivy League university. Read more >