College Admissions Essays

There was a cool segment on “NPR” that chronicled what it’s like when applications go to committee at Amherst College. When applications do go to committee at Amherst College, 85% of applications have already been weeded out. It’s important to note that this process varies by university but Amherst’s process … 

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College Consultant

A study by the Independent Educational Consultants Association, an organization we’ve been a member of but pretty much think is a joke, did something worthwhile for a change of pace. They found that 26% of high-achieving students hire a college consultant. So the long held belief that a college consultant is … 

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Guaranteed College Admission

There is an article in the “New York Times” today that describes the plight of students who are offered what is known in the world of college admissions as “deferred admission” or “guaranteed transfer admission.” A university that is well known for offering this option happens to be an Ivy … 

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Ivy League Admission

There is an article in today’s “NY Daily News” that tells the college admissions story of a senior at the Bronx High School of Science. The senior, Noam Shapiro, was accepted to six Ivy League colleges, as well as Duke, Wesleyan, Northwestern, and SUNY Binghamton. It must have been a … 

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Caltech Applicants

Students who just received admissions letters to the California Institute of Technology, you’ll be pleased to know that Caltech recently ranked at the top of a “Bloomberg” poll on the best value universities. In fact, CIT topped the list of the top 50 affordable colleges with the best return on … 

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Harvard University Students

There’s a “CNN” article today that lists eight highly successful Harvard dropouts – no, not Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates. We suppose the founders of Facebook and Microsoft have become too ubiquitous with the term Harvard dropout that “CNN” wanted to explore some less well known ones. So who tops … 

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Yale University International Applicants

In an article in today’s Yale Daily News, “Admissions promotes Yale abroad” international students at Yale hailing from Asia outnumber the international students hailing from Europe, Africa, and Australia combined. In terms of countries, the biggest number of international students at Yale come from Canada, followed closely by China, India, the … 

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