Ivy League Recruiting

There is an article in today’s “Brown Daily Herald” that discusses how elite consulting, banking, investment, and law firms target Ivy League students. In a study conducted by Lauren Rivera, an assistant professor of management and organization at Northwestern University, it was found that graduates of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, … 

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Harvard College Applicants

There is an article in today’s “The Harvard Crimson” that chronicles the stress many Harvard College applicants endure during their childhood and early adulthood as they travel down the path to Harvard College. The article describes students and parents alike who make it their life mission to gain admission to … 

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College Admissions Movie

There is a provocative documentary that is building grassroots support across the nation called “Race to Nowhere.” Directed by Vicki Abeles, the film chronicles the high pressure that high school students are under to succeed and gain admission to the college of their choice. It also delves into the prevalence … 

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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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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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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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Brown University Admissions

Considering applying to Brown University in the years to come? At yesterday’s annual “State of Brown” address in which Brown’s administrators delivered a speech about the major issues facing the university, Dean of Admission Jim Miller made an interesting prediction. He, like many admissions officers who analyze demographic trends in … 

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Undergraduate Business Programs

The Bloomberg Businessweek rankings of undergraduate business programs have come out for the year. Securing the top spot is Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. The runner-up is the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce. Meanwhile, Emory University’s Goizueta Business School placed third. The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, … 

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