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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Showing Interest in Colleges

Showing interest in colleges matters a whole lot! We came across a terrific piece up on “Quartz” by Matt Phillips entitled “The hidden economic rules behind Tinder, marriage, kidneys, and college admissions” that we absolutely wanted to share with our reader base. The piece includes an interview with Alvin Roth of … 

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Extended Admissions Deadlines

It makes sense when colleges extend admissions deadlines when major storms impacts parts of the country. It makes sense when colleges extend admissions deadlines when the Common Application’s bugs frustrate so many students hoping to submit their applications on time (remember the Great Crash of 2013?). But we think it’s … 

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College Admission Procrastinators

It never ceases to amaze us how many students wait until the very last hours — literally — to work on their college applications. And we’re not even talking about fine-tuning applications. We’re talking about writing essays from scratch, figuring out which schools to apply to, and more all in … 

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A Salute to Bowdoin College

Ivy Coach salutes Bowdoin College, one of America’s most prestigious liberal arts colleges, for covering the full tuition of Justin Ramos, a sophomore at the school in Maine. Justin’s father, Rafael Ramos, was one of the two NYPD officers assassinated this past Saturday while sitting in his NYPD squad car alongside … 

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Philosophy Degree

Worried a philosophy degree won’t lead to a great job? Think again. There’s a fantastic article in “The New York Times” entitled “How to Get a Job With a Philosophy Degree” written by Susan Dominus that we wanted to bring to the attention of our loyal readers. Many students — … 

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College Undermatching

There’s a great article in “Inside Higher Ed” written by Scott Jaschik entitled “Admissions Mismatch” in which Scott discusses how many students are either undermatching at colleges or overmatching. If you’re wondering what is meant by undermatching or overmatching, undermatching is not applying to or attending the most prestigious school … 

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University of California Irvine

For some of our students, going to a university with a vibrant Jewish population is important to them. And across the nation, there are many, many universities with vibrant Hillels, Chabads, and such — with thriving Jewish life on campus. It is our belief that the University of California, Irvine … 

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