Yale Class of 2027 Early Action Applications

Early Action applications to the Yale Class of 2027 rose this year — to 7,777 students. It marks the second largest Early Action applicant pool in Yale’s history, trailing only the Early Action pool for the Yale Class of 2025 when 7,939 students applied to the Ivy League institution by … 

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Stanford, Columbia, and Georgetown Law Join the US News Boycott

It’s a party! Or an exodus. Another day, another couple of America’s top law have decided to no longer release their data to US News & World Report for the publication’s annual ranking of law schools. First came Harvard Law School and Yale Law School. Then came the University of … 

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UC Berkeley Law Pulls Out of US News Rankings

The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law has followed the lead of Harvard Law School and Yale Law School by announcing that they will no longer be reporting data to US News & World Report for the publication’s annual ranking of law schools. As we have said time and … 

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Harvard and Yale Law Exit US News Ranking

Loyal readers of Ivy Coach’s admissions blog know that there are a few guiding principles that have governed the admissions process for decades at our nation’s elite universities. One such principle? Where Harvard goes, the rest tend to follow. So when Harvard Law School and Yale Law School, the latter … 

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The Affirmative Action Light

Loyal readers of Ivy Coach’s college admissions blog know where we stand on the issue of Affirmative Action. In short, we believe it remains a necessary practice to create the America we wish to see, to create an America grounded in equal opportunity. It’s why we stand with Harvard College … 

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2023 American Rhodes Scholars

The Rhodes Trust has recognized the American Rhodes Scholars-elect for 2023. Their recognition, according to The Rhodes Trust, is “subject to ratification by the Rhodes Trustees after acceptance by one of the colleges of Oxford University.” In all, 32 Americans were named Rhodes Scholars this year — joining a list … 

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Medical School Legacy Admission

From atop our soapbox in elite college admission, we have long called for an end to the practice of legacy admission. Legacy admission, the act of offering preferential treatment in admissions decision-making to the progeny of a school’s alumni-base is an anachronistic practice more befitting an aristocracy than our proud … 

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Top Universities Producing Startup Founders

Which universities in America produce the most venture capital-backed startup founders? Look no further than Stanford University, the University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard University, according to PitchBook. As PitchBook writes, “Great entrepreneurs can come from anywhere, but some universities have a truly exceptional track record of producing future entrepreneurs. … 

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A Tufts Admissions Scandal

Trouble is brewing in the Tufts admissions office. Apparently, Joseph “JT” Duck, Tufts’ Dean of Admissions for the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering, is being investigated for alleged discrimination against former Tufts admissions staffers. Duck, the former director of admissions at Swarthmore college who assumed … 

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International Enrollment Figures Surge

On the eve of the Trump presidency in 2016, Ivy Coach’s crystal ball predicted that international enrollment numbers would decline significantly at most of our nation’s 900+ colleges and universities. But we also predicted that international students would continue to flock to America’s elite universities — the 25 or so … 

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