College Rankings and Graduation Rate

  Williams College leads the way with the highest graduation rate of students in four years in the nation. And Williams is in good company with other top universities like Yale, Bowdoin, Annapolis, Duke, Wesleyan, Harvard, Princeton, Notre Dame, Vassar, Penn, Davidson, Pomona, and Haverford also nearing the top of … 

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College Ranking

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria sat down with Malcolm Gladwell (author of “Blink,” “The Tipping Point,” “Outliers,” and “What The Dog Saw”) to discuss the “US News & World Report” college ranking system. In the discussion, Malcolm Gladwell points out that the college ranking system is completely absurd. At Ivy Coach, we … 

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Getting into Highly Competitive Colleges

There was a segment on “NPR” in which the hosts and an “NPR” reporter discussed why colleges are receiving more applications each and every year. They discuss how getting into highly competitive colleges like those in the Ivy League would presumably get more challenging if more applications are being received … 

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College Admissions Statistics

College admissions statistics don’t typically include this number. Men get admitted at a 13% higher rate…according to a 2007 “US News & World Report” study. According to a “Philadelphia Inquirer” piece entitled “Affirmative Action Isn’t for White Guys,”At some institutions, men get an even bigger boost than that. The College … 

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Ivy League Interest

Expressing interest in a university can often prove essential to gaining admission to that university. Colleges want to know that if they like you that you’ll like them back. Why? Because yield is a key component of the “US News & World Report” rankings. Colleges want to admit applicants who … 

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Yale Recruitment

Now that admissions decisions have been sent out by admissions offices, the tables have turned. It’s now time for the admissions office to recruit its admitted applicants so that they will choose to attend their university. At Yale, according to “The Yale Daily News,” “The admssions office will use phone … 

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Ivy League Admissions Statistics

For those receiving word of college decisions from Ivy League schools this coming Wednesday, let’s review this year’s Ivy League admissions statistics — including the number of applications to the eight member universities as well as the percentage increase from the previous year. Columbia University received the greatest increase in … 

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2011 US News Law Schools Ranking

US News & World Report has released its list of top law schools for 2011. The top four slots remained exactly the same as in 2010 with Yale Law School taking top billing followed by Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School, and Columbia Law School. The University of Chicago Law … 

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Business School Rankings

US News & World Report has come out with its annual rankings of graduate business schools. This year’s ranking is a bit different from last year’s with Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and Harvard University’s Harvard Business School flipping slots. This year, Stanford GSB took home the top prize. … 

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