College Tuition

There was an interesting post by Stephen Dubner, author of “Freakonomics” and “SuperFreakonomics,” that questioned why university tuition goes up exponentially seemingly all the time. He questions why university tuition inflation is double the general rate of inflation and seeks to get to the bottom of this mystery. The “Freakonomics” … 

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Getting Accepted at Colleges

If you are a high school senior who either isn’t happy with the college(s) to which you were accepted or you happened to get denied admission at every school to which you applied, you should know that there are still universities that have openings for next fall term. Getting accepted … 

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College Ranking

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria sat down with Malcolm Gladwell (author of “Blink,” “The Tipping Point,” “Outliers,” and “What The Dog Saw”) to discuss the “US News & World Report” college ranking system. In the discussion, Malcolm Gladwell points out that the college ranking system is completely absurd. At Ivy Coach, we … 

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College Admission from Prep Schools

There is an article in the “Brown Daily Herald” that discusses the relationships between top prep schools like the Harvard-Westlake School, Phillips Academy (Andover), Phillips Exeter Academy (Exeter), Collegiate School,  Deerfield Academy, and Trinity School and Ivy League colleges. Back in the day, such prep schools as Exeter and Andover … 

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College Application Materials

A principal in Baltimore’ Western High School has acknowledged that certain college application materials for a number of its high school seniors did not reach university admissions offices. Yikes! This is a mishap that should never take place with vigilant college applicants! Applicants need to make sure all of their … 

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Legacy Admission

On the “New York Times’” “The Choice” blog on college admissions, Jenny Anderson writes about a panel that was held yesterday at New York University that discussed legacy admission in the college admissions process. On hand for the panel was the dean of undergraduate admission at Yale University, Jeffrey Brenzel … 

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University Summer Programs

There is an article in “Smart Money” entitled “The New Kids on Campus” by AnnaMaria Andriotis who focuses on colleges that have been expanding summer programs to younger students each year. How young? Kindergartners can now attend college! That is not a typo, you read it right. University summer programs … 

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Getting off the University Waitlist

For those students who chose to remain on university waitlists, you likely sent in a card indicating that you wish to remain on the waitlist. But is that all you did? Have you just been sitting back and waiting for that university to get back to you? If so, your … 

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University of Michigan Admissions Decisions

We’re only a couple of days away from the date in which high school students need to inform colleges of where they intend to matriculate. Some students sent in their decision a month ago. Others have waited until these last few days and if the decision was a tough one, … 

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College Admission Essays

Continuing our series on college admission essays, let’s take a look at another common mistake many high school students make in their personal statement for the Common Application. In this particular college admission essay, the topic happens to be sports. Here’s the paragraph: “Soccer has been my passion ever since … 

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