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 Medical School claimed the top spot yet again, while the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania rose from 3rd to 2nd and The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine slipped from 2nd to 3rd. Also … 

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Princeton’s NCAA Tourney Appearance

Did you happen to see Princeton’s NCAA Tourney appearance? This past Thursday, the Princeton Tigers took on the Kentucky Wildcats in the first round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament. The Ivy League’s representative, a 14th seed in March Madness, proved a formidable opponent, pushing Kentucky to the final seconds when … 

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College Admissions Parenting

Wondering if your parenting style will influence your child’s case for admission to highly selective universities? There’s a great opinion piece in this month’s The Atlantic entitled “The Ivy Delusion.” In the article, Caitlin Flanagan writes about various parenting styles — of mothers specifically — and how these styles can … 

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