2022 NYC Specialized High School Admissions Data

Remember when former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed changes to the admissions process to New York City’s specialized high schools, which include Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, and Brooklyn Tech? Those changes, which included eliminating the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test, aimed to increase diversity at the city’s most … 

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The Importance of Education in the Indian American Community

Are you the child of immigrants from India? Do your parents’ friends go up to you at Costco and ask where you’ll be applying to college? Do you regularly Google the US News & World Report college rankings? If so, know that you’re not alone. Like many other young Indian … 

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The Best Apple Pie in American College Admissions

Oh loyal readers, you’re in for a treat. Today, we thought we’d share with you how to bake an apple pie. But not just any apple pie. America’s best apple pie. An apple pie you’ve never eaten. An apple pie that appeals to all apple pie eaters. You see, Ivy … 

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Acceptance to All Ivies

Just about every year, there’s a news story that breaks about a high school senior who earns admission to each of the eight Ivy League institutions. Heck, sometimes it’s Ivy Coach’s student who makes the news for earning admission to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Dartmouth, Brown, Cornell, UPenn along with … 

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UVA 2022-2023 Admissions Essay Prompts

The University of Virginia has released its 2022-2023 application essays. Applicants to the UVA Class of 2027 will be asked to complete three essays in total on the UVA supplement to The Common Application. The first essay should be about 100 words in total. The second and third essays should … 

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The Boon of HBCUs

Would it surprise our readers to know that applications submitted on the Common Black College Application, an application exclusively for historically Black colleges and universities, have skyrocketed in recent years? In fact, applications reached about 40,000 strong this year, four-times the amount submitted in 2016. And enrollment at these institutions … 

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Superfluous Material in Admissions Files

Is your child thinking of submitting an art portfolio to showcase her artistic chops even though she’s interested in studying chemistry? Is your child considering submitting a fourth letter of recommendation from a former trustee who has never met your child or maybe even a famous person your child met … 

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Harvard President to Step Down

Another day, another Ivy League president’s resignation. In the latest shakeup atop an Ivy League institution, Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow has announced that he will step down from the office in June of 2023. It seems like just yesterday — or rather February of 2018 — when Harvard … 

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The Reappearance of the Poster Child Challenging Affirmative Action

Do our readers remember Michael Wang, the student — now back in the news — who became the self-appointed proverbial poster child of Asian American discrimination in elite college admissions by filing a complaint with the United States Department of Education against Yale University, Princeton University, and Stanford University? As … 

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