Ivy League Career Counseling

An article in “The Dartmouth” today reports that 25% of Dartmouth College seniors have received and accepted employment offers for the coming year (down from 27% the previous year). Of the remaining college seniors at Dartmouth, 20% plan to attend graduate school next year (down from 24% last year). And … 

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College Graduation Statistics

There is a new trend at colleges, according to a college graduation statistics analysis by “USA Today,” and that trend involves students who graduate in three years. We know you’ve heard of super seniors, those students made famous in movies like “Old School” and “Road Trip,” but have you heard … 

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Ivy League Admits

Urban Prep Academy in Chicago, a charter school that has received quite a bit of media attention the last couple of years (including features on CNN and “World News with Diane Sawyer,”) made an announcement recently that two of its graduates are Ivy League admits for the Class of 2015. … 

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College Rankings and Graduation Rate

  Williams College leads the way with the highest graduation rate of students in four years in the nation. And Williams is in good company with other top universities like Yale, Bowdoin, Annapolis, Duke, Wesleyan, Harvard, Princeton, Notre Dame, Vassar, Penn, Davidson, Pomona, and Haverford also nearing the top of … 

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Cornell Guaranteed Transfer Admission

A few weeks ago, we posted about guaranteed transfer admission, a process by which colleges don’t admit a student for the coming academic year but allow them to transfer into the college (guaranteed) if they hold a certain GPA at the university they attend freshman year. We at Ivy Coach happen … 

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College Admission Process

There is a “Times” piece entitled “Five Biggest Myths About College Admissions” by Andrew Rotherham in which Mr. Rotherham writes that the college admission process is “much more haphazard than people think.” That’s not the case. Does it matter if a college admissions counselor had a much-needed cup of coffee … 

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College Admissions

Did you or your child Facebook friend their regional admissions counselors during the college admissions process? Did they send them a FB message or “poke” them? We hope not! We’ve previously posted about the impact of Facebook in the college admissions process and about social networking and college admissions. But today, … 

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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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