The Well-Rounded College Applicant

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A student who has filed a complaint against Stanford, Yale, and Princeton for discriminatory policies in admissions is not pleased with the Supreme Court’s latest ruling on Affirmative Action.

There’s a piece up on “Business Insider” by Abby Jackson that we figured we’d share with our readers. It’s entitled “Asian-American student who filed a complaint about discrimination after being rejected from the Ivy League: ‘I feel disappointed’ in the Supreme Court” and it focuses on the reaction of Michael Wang to the high court’s decision. Read more >

The Myth of Well-Rounded Applicants

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College applicants, no need to make yourself perfectly well-rounded.

We’re often asked, “What is the most common misconception in highly selective college admissions?” And for many years, our answer has been the same: “Students and especially parents still believe that highly selective colleges want well-rounded students. Simply put, they don’t.” This isn’t a new trend. Read more >

A Sad Day for High School Scientists

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Ivy Coach salutes Intel Corporation for their sixteen years of sponsorship of the world’s best science competition. We kindly ask that they pass the baton on to another giant of American industry rather than end this fantastic, long-running competition.

Today marks a sad day for high school scientists across America. Today it was announced that Intel, the world’s largest maker of semiconductors, has decided not to continue to support what we consider to be the most prestigious science research competition not only in America but in the world. Read more >

Angular Students and College Admissions

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Highly selective colleges want angular students.

There’s a segment and article on “WBUR,” Boston’s “NPR” affiliate that focuses on colleges seeking angular students in today’s highly selective college admissions process. No kidding. This isn’t exactly news as the well-rounded student went out with the George H.W. Bush administration. Not the George W. Read more >

Highly Selective College Stars

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Sanjay Gupta featured students at highly selective colleges doing exceptional work on CNN’s “The Next List” (photo credit: Cubie King).

Do you want to know what kinds of students admissions officers at highly selective colleges seek to admit? Why don’t we give you a couple of examples of highly selective college stars — current undergrads who make their alma maters so very proud. Read more >

Intel Science Talent Search

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This year’s Intel Science Talent Search winner is quite possibly the competition’s best of all time. The 15 year-old has already changed the world.

The Intel Science Talent Search is the single most prestigious science competition for high school seniors in the United States. It’s the ultimate science fair championship where young science researchers go head to head with papers spanning chemistry, biology, psychology, physics, computer science, and more (they present their work if chosen to be finalists). Read more >

Duke University Student

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A Duke University student claimed the top prize from “Entrepreneur Magazine.” And wait until you hear about his company!

At Ivy Coach, we love to highlight budding entrepreneurs from highly selective colleges. And, today, we’re highlighting a Duke University student — an enterprising sophomore — Bryan Silverman. Bryan Silverman was recently named by “Entrepreneur Magazine” as the top college entrepreneur of 2012. Read more >