The Ivy Coach Daily

February 7, 2013

Donations to Colleges and Admissions

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Donations to colleges can certainly impact admissions decisions.

We’re often asked at Ivy Coach what amount of money will help your child gain admission to a highly selective college. Is there a magic figure? Yes and no. If your child has straight F’s, barely signed his name on the SAT, and has a few convictions, it won’t matter that you donated a ton of money to your highly selective alma mater. Sorry. But if your child is ballpark, is there a figure that can do the trick? Yes. Will we say it? No. At the end of the day, we give a ton of information away for free to students and parents…and anyone else interested in reading our blog. We aim to demystify the college admissions process to many. But there’s also a whole lot about the highly selective college admissions process that we don’t write about. We’re a business, after all. Does Ryan Kavanaugh give away his propriety algorithm to selecting which movies to make? No. Does Noma, the best restaurant in the world (it happens to be in Denmark), give away its recipes? Of course not. So we don’t either. We’re an American business at the end of the day and, for that, we make no apologies.

Do you think that Johns Hopkins University is glad they chose to accept Mayor Bloomberg? Just a little bit! We salute our mayor, Michael Bloomberg, for his contributions to his alma mater, to the City of New York, and to his country. And, while you’re here, check out this post on Ivy League Donors.

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