The Merits of Affirmative Action

We came across a terrific editorial on the pages of The Harvard Crimson authored by the paper’s Editorial Board that we figured we’d share with our readers. The piece, entitled “What Admission to Harvard Really Means,” shines a light on Harvard’s leading role in ushering in an era of diversity … 

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Admissions Preference for Athletes

Is it time to end preferential treatment in college admissions towards recruited athletes? We came across a column penned by Jim Jump for Inside Higher Ed entitled “Ethical College Admissions: Is It Time to End Admissions Preferences for Athletes?” that we figured we’d share with our readers. In the column, … 

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Open Curriculum at Brown University

Brown University is well known for its Open Curriculum. Maybe you’re not familiar with Brown’s Open Curriculum. Or maybe you are. Maybe you know that Brown is famous for offering some strange courses through the years — from “Race, Class, and Girlhood” to “Kitchen Chemistry” to “Methods for Extraction and … 

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The Cost of an Ivy League Education

Are you curious which Ivy League school currently costs the most to attend? Well, hopefully this question hasn’t been keeping you up at night — but if it has been, we’ve got the answer for you. As reports Ivan De Luce for Business Insider in a piece entitled “Every Ivy … 

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If You Got Rejected by Almost Every College

Did almost all the colleges you applied to this past year reject you? If so, we encourage you not to read a piece in The New York Times Magazine entitled “Almost All the Colleges I Wanted to Go to Rejected Me. Now What?” by Kwame Anthony Appiah. Because if you … 

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Twins Navigating the Admissions Process

Are you a parent of twins navigating the highly selective college admissions process? If so, we have a feeling that your two kids don’t want to apply to the same school Early. “But, Ivy Coach, how did you know?” Duh, we have a crystal ball at Ivy Coach — that … 

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Elite Colleges Want Change-Makers

One of the key reasons why our students at Ivy Coach so often earn admission to the colleges of their dreams is they dare admissions officers not to admit future world change-makers. Our students are not students who present as not knowing what they want to do with the rest … 

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The Ridiculous SAT Adversity Score

As we’ve previously reported, The College Board, the maker of the SAT, unveiled a new “Adversity Score” that will essentially contextualize a student’s SAT score based on the socioeconomic adversity the organization feels the student has faced growing up. While College Board makes it seem like they’re doing students a … 

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A College Tour Fun Fact

It’s important to visit the colleges to which one intends to apply. Our nation’s most highly selective colleges measure Demonstrated Interest; they seek to admit students who they believe will actually choose to matriculate. And why? Because their yield matters to them. Who wants to admit 2,000 students only to … 

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Singaporean Applicants to Elite U.S. Universities

What do wealthy Singaporean parents do to help their children improve their odds of admission to elite universities? Well, a piece in Singapore’s Straights Times which we won’t link to since there’s a subscription firewall but we will link to a piece reporting on the piece in The Independent Singapore … 

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