Surprise Commencement Performance

“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. But it’s commencement season and the sun has

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Harvard and NYU Letters

We’ve written before about Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of President Trump who is now one of his senior, most trusted advisors. He was, by all accounts, a Harvard development case. For those not familiar with the term “development case,” be sure to check out our piece on the real estate scion.

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Submitting College Applications Early

Submitting college applications early, well before the deadlines for these schools, is a good idea, right? No, not right. Wrong. We’re sometimes asked, “Sally should submit all over her applications before school starts in the fall, right?” “No, hold your horses. Sally should not be submitting all of her applications

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Hamilton and Diversity

Yes, we want to see “Hamilton” the musical too. Who doesn’t? But this particular post is about Hamilton College! Hamilton College, a school that regularly makes the short list of most expensive colleges in America and appears among the more selective liberal arts colleges in the annual “US News &

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Alma Maters of Powerful Women

There’s a piece up on “MSN Money” that focuses on where the women who cracked “Forbes’” top ten of most powerful women in the world attended college that we figured we’d share with the readers of our college admissions blog. Because you know you’re curious. Maybe a little? Come on now.

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Hillary Clinton Commencement Speech

Admissions officers at highly selective colleges love to cherry-pick applicants who they believe will one day change the world. Sometimes they get it wrong (and sometimes terribly wrong like when Harvard offered admission to John “Ted” Kaczynski, a man who would become “The Unabomber”). And sometimes they get it right.

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Least Happy Colleges

Yesterday, we posted about the happiest colleges in America, as according to an 80-question survey completed by 136,000 students. So, naturally, today we’ll post about the unhappiest colleges in America, as according to The Princeton Review. We’ll leave out the colleges that aren’t highly selective (so our readers know, Manhattanville

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Happiest College in America

What is the happiest college in America, you ask? The Princeton Review conducted an 80-question survey of 136,000 students at colleges across the nation to figure out the answer to this question. And the college with the happiest students, according to the results of this survey is…drum roll please…Vanderbilt University.

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Ignore Your Child on College Visits

Yes, you read that correctly. Ignore your child on college visits. There’s a good article up on “Forbes” by Chris Teare entitled “How To Invest In Your Child’s College Tour” that we figured we’d share with our readers. The piece focuses on what students and particularly parents should do when

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