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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Harvard has rescinded the acceptances of students for their hateful rhetoric.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

The South Building at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is featured.

University of North Carolina Waitlist Acceptance Rate

For first-year applicants to UNC who are placed on the waitlist -- either after the Early Action or Regular Decision round (since UNC does not "defer" but instead "waitlists" applicants after both rounds) -- the odds of earning admission to North Carolina's flagship aren't strong.

January 24, 2024

A person exits a red brick building at Columbia University.

Class of 2028 Early Action/Decision Notification Dates

When will the school you applied to in the Early Action/Early Decision round notify you of their decision?

December 13, 2023

Students walk on the steps of Widener Library at Harvard.

The Postmortem Strategy Session for Deferred or Denied Early Applicants

If your child has received word that they've been deferred or denied admission to their dream school in the Early round of admission to the Class of 2028, take a moment to mourn the decision. And in the next moment, get over it because you simply don't have time to go through the five stages of grief right now. With most Regular Decision applications due on January 1st, you don't have the days to waste.

December 13, 2023

When Do College Decisions Come Out for the Class of 2028?

Find out when college decisions come out for Regular Decision during the 2022-2023 admissions cycle. Decisions are right around the corner!

December 12, 2023

The Game Plan for Deferred and Denied Students

Did your child receive a deferral or, worse, a denial from their dream Ivy League or other highly selective university in the Early Action / Early Decision round of admissions to the Class of 2028? If so, grieve the decision for a few minutes — and then get over it because you don’t have time to go through all five stages of grief right now. Regular Decision applications are due in just a couple of weeks. The time is now for your child to take corrective actions to avoid making the same mistakes in the Regular Decision round. So what’s the game plan?

December 9, 2023

Dartmouth Hall, with its white bricks and black shutters, sits beyond The Green at Dartmouth College.

Can You Reapply to a College After Being Rejected?

Suppose you receive a rejection at the conclusion of the Early Action/Early Decision cycle. You might wonder if you can re-submit your application in the Regular Decision round in just a few weeks.

December 7, 2023


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