The Ivy League Matchup of the Season

On the 150th anniversary of the first college football game ever played, a game that featured Princeton University, and the 250th anniversary celebration of the founding of Dartmouth College, two unbeaten teams — Princeton (7-0 overall and 4-0 in Ivy League play) and Dartmouth College (7-0 overall and 4-0 in … 

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UChicago’s Rising Tuition

Within just a few years time, the annual cost to attend some of our nation’s most elite universities will reach six figures. And make no mistake — it is our nation’s most elite universities that set tuition benchmarks across the land. The reason? It all traces to the fundamental economic … 

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College Interview Prep

The alumni interview is one of the least important components of the college admissions process. And so it always boggles our minds when folks who are not our clients come to us around this time every year desperately seeking interview prep. We’re not so surprised that they feel so anxious. … 

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2020 World University Rankings

The Times Higher Education‘s “World University Rankings” has been released for 2020. So which schools topped this particular university ranking? Wonder no more. University of Oxford took the top spot. Oxford is followed by the California Institute of Technology, University of Cambridge, Stanford University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton … 

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Ivy League Athletic Coaching Salaries

Which Ivy League school spends the most on its head athletic coaches? According to data from the U.S. Department of Education Equity in Athletics Data Analysis, that would be Princeton University. Which Ivy League school spends the most on its assistant athletic coaches? That would be Harvard University. Which Ivy … 

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SAT and ACT Requirement at Elite Universities

More and more colleges are dropping the SAT and ACT requirement in admissions, right? The answer is a qualitative yes. More and more colleges are dropping the SAT and ACT as an admissions requirement, but this trend does not hold true at America’s highly selective colleges where the SAT or … 

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2019 Ivy League Football Title Up for Grabs

As we approach the fifth week of in-conference play, Dartmouth College and Princeton University, both undefeated at 4-0 within the Ivy League and at 7-0 overall, will face off this coming Saturday. And where will the two undefeated teams face off? At Yankee Stadium no less — to commemorate not … 

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The Early Round of College Admissions Is For All

The Early Decision / Early Action round offers its advantages in terms of admissions statistics. For the Class of 2023, 2.8% of Regular Decision applicants earned admission to Harvard; 13.4% of Harvard’s Early Action applicants this same year earned admission to the Cambridge, Massachusetts institution. These statistics are emblematic of … 

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The SAT or ACT Requirement

Recently, we wrote about a misleading headline in The Washington Post: “A record number of colleges drop SAT/ACT admissions requirement amid growing disenchantment with standardized tests.” We argued the title of the piece, penned by Valerie Strauss, was misleading because our nation’s highly selective colleges haven’t exactly followed the trailblazing … 

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SAT and ACT at UC Schools

Certain groups, including the Compton Unified School District, are seeking to ban the University of California schools from considering applicants’ SAT and ACT scores in the admissions process. And why? Because these groups essentially argue that these standardized tests unfairly advantage the affluent who can afford great test prep. Indeed … 

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