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Northwestern University Waitlist Acceptance Rate

Over the last 30 years, 42% of students who first come to Ivy Coach after being waitlisted by Northwestern University have earned admission.

March 4, 2024

Cornell University Waitlist Acceptance Rate

Cornell University has accepted students off its waitlist in all but three years over the last 24 admissions cycles. Learn your chances!

March 3, 2024

What Is a Good GPA?

Wondering what is a good GPA for elite colleges? It can be confusing since some high schools weight students' GPAs and some don't weight.

March 2, 2024

An aerial view of Boston College, featuring a tree-lined lawn in the foreground and a gothic building in the background.

Boston College Waitlist Acceptance Rate

Boston College keeps a waitlist each year for its undergraduate class, a waitlist that is not ranked. Learn more about BC's waitlist!

March 2, 2024

Which Colleges Are Still Accepting Applications in 2024?

If you struck out in the admissions process, consider checking out the list of colleges still accepting applications in April and beyond.

March 1, 2024

Washington University Waitlist Acceptance Rate (St. Louis)

Washington University in St. Louis sometimes admits hundreds of students off its waitlist and other times accepts no one from its waitlist.

March 1, 2024

Rice University Waitlist Acceptance Rate

Rice University's waitlist acceptance rate has ranged from 0.05% to 11.94% over the last 14 admissions cycles. Learn about the Rice waitlist!

February 29, 2024

USC Waitlist Acceptance Rate

USC regularly accepts students off its waitlist. Learn more about your chances of getting into USC after being waitlisted!

February 28, 2024

Vanderbilt University Waitlist Acceptance Rate

Waitlisted by Vanderbilt University? Vanderbilt typically admits many students off its annual waitlist. Learn more about your chances!

February 22, 2024

Lehigh University's Alumni Memorial Building is featured.

Lehigh University Admission Rates and Enrollment Statistics

Lehigh has been increasing the number of admitted students as they've expanded the size of their incoming class -- to 1,531 for the Class of 2027.

February 22, 2024

The Class of 2029 entrance is featured at Columbia University.

Anti-White Discrimination in College Admissions: A False Narrative

We can dismantle the tired white male disadvantage in admissions argument every which way, and parents will still make it year in and year out.

February 21, 2024

A bronzed statue of John Harvard at Harvard University is featured.

Is College Confidential Accurate?

College Confidential is essentially a platform for students and parents to write mostly nonsense and for others to accept it as truth.

February 21, 2024

A bronze statue of James B. Duke sits in front of Duke Chapel.

Duke University Tells It Like It Is: Honesty in Admissions

Duke's admissions leader, Christoph Guttentag, has a history of telling it like it is. Ivy Coach salutes him!

February 9, 2024

Waitlisted Students, College Waitlists, Waitlisted to College

A Must Read for Waitlisted Students: College Waitlist Strategies

Waitlisted students should submit powerful Letters of Continued Interest that aim to sway admissions officers to root for them.

February 6, 2024

A Look Back at Harvard’s Actions Against Antisemitism: Then vs. Now

Harvard has rescinded the acceptances of students for their hateful rhetoric. The school should hold their current students to the same standard.

February 6, 2024

What NOT To Do After Being Waitlisted

Learn ten things never to do after being placed on an elite college's waitlist. Thinking of calling the admissions office? Think again!

February 5, 2024

Deferred vs. Waitlisted: What is the difference?

Wondering the difference between being deferred vs. waitlisted in college admissions? Learn the ins and outs of deferrals and waitlists.

February 5, 2024

A student walks in front of a red-bricked building at Harvard University on a sunny day.

7 Reasons to Stay Away from BS/MD Programs

Each year, students come to Ivy Coach hoping to earn admission to top BS/MD programs. And while we have been quite successful over the years at helping students earn admission to competitive BS/MD programs, we first urge these students to strongly reconsider. That's right. They should strongly reconsider applying to BS/MD programs. Why's that? Where to begin?

February 1, 2024

Meet Mark Sklarow, The Villain of College Admissions

We consider Mark Sklarow, the CEO of the inept Independent Educational Consultants Association, to be the villain of college admissions.

February 1, 2024

A fountain is featured at Harvard College.

10 Wealthy People Who Majored in the Arts

Of course, many more wealthy men and women have majored in the arts and gone on to become highly successful in fields other than the arts. After all, one doesn't need to major in economics or finance to work on Wall Street, just as one doesn't need to major in film to make films or major in art history to run a major gallery.

January 30, 2024


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