Deciding on Colleges

For months, you have waited anxiously to hear back from the colleges to which you applied. Was your application strong enough? Were your grades and SAT / ACT scores high enough? Did your teachers write you powerful letters of recommendation? Did you stand out from the enormous applicant pool? All … 

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American Education in China

According to a university press release, the New York University Board of Trustees, the President of NYU, and the President of East China Normal University announced today that New York University would be opening NYU Shanghai, “a comprehensive research university with a liberal arts and science college in China’s financial … 

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Predicting College Admission

According to “The University of Richmond Collegian,” there is a new Facebook app that projects the likelihood of whether or not you will be accepted by specific colleges based on the data that you input. The application, known as AdmissionSplash, factors in GPA, SATs, extracurriculars, and various other criteria. While … 

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Students in India

A joint study by Rutgers University, Pennsylvania State University, and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences has found that the vast majority of students from India who pursue their university education in the United States choose to return to India upon the completion of their schooling. Writes S. Rajagopalan in … 

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Ivy League Workers

A study put out by Rasmussen finds that only 3% of persons polled found that Ivy League graduates make better workers. According to Rasmussen Reports, the study specifically finds: “79% do not think Ivy League students make better workers. Eighteen percent (18%) are undecided.” We at Ivy Coach call big … 

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Duke University Applicants

For all students applying to Duke University hoping to be Cameron Crazies, if you ever wondered just how important Duke’s men’s basketball team is to the university, an article on “Forbes” gives you the bottom line. “Duke University is the top revenue generating men’s basketball program in the country, generating … 

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India University Admission

According to “The Times of India,” the Bombay High Court has instructed the University of Mumbai to put a stop to colleges granting illegal admission. Apparently, applicants that have not in one sitting passed their HSC exams, board exams given to students at the end of 11th grade, have in … 

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Medical School Rankings

In this year’s “US News & World Report” medical schools rankings, Harvard claimed the top slot yet again while  the University of Pennsylvania rose from 3rd to 2nd and Johns Hopkins University slipped from 2nd to 3rd. The University of Michigan has climbed into the Top 10 this year. Here … 

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Princeton Admissions

This past Thursday, the Princeton Tigers took on the Kentucky Wildcats in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Ivy League’s representative in the 14th seed proved a formidable opponent, pushing Kentucky to the final seconds when a Wildcat layup clinched a 59-57 victory for the 3rd seeded favorites. … 

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College Admissions Parenting

There is a great opinion piece in this month’s “The Atlantic” titled “The Ivy Delusion.” In the article, Caitlin Flanagan writes about various parenting styles of mothers and how these styles can influence the college admissions outlooks of their children. She describes different archetypes of mothers from the Amy Chuas … 

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