A Tale of Two Kinds of Colleges

If you happen to read an article or watch a news segment in which it’s stated that college enrollment is down, you might think you’re living in an alternative universe. After all, headline after headline touts the record applications and all-time low admission rates at the likes of Harvard and … 

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Journalist Perpetuates Misconceptions About Elite College Admissions Process

Oh this frustrates us! A piece in The Fort Worth Star-Telegram opines on the student featured in a recent Wall Street Journal article who struck out in the admissions process at many of our nation’s elite universities this year. In the piece in The Fort Worth Star-Telegram by Nicole Russell … 

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Elite College Admissions Is Not Arbitrary

There are a couple of letters to the editor in The Wall Street Journal today under a headline that reads “The Arbitrariness of Elite College Admissions.” As our loyal readers know all too well, the core objective of this college admissions blog is to demystify the highly selective college admissions … 

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Elite College Admissions Overhaul

There’s a piece in “The Atlantic” on this Valentine’s Day by Jonathan R. Cole entitled “Why Elite-College Admissions Need an Overhaul” that we wanted to opine about. After all, we love opining at Ivy Coach. Who says that. We do. The piece as a whole is quite well written and … 

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Elite College Admissions

There is a letter to the editor in today’s “New York Times” entitled “Elite College Admissions” that we thought we’d share with our readers. Written by Loully Saney, a member of Princeton University’s Class of 2017, the letter is in response to an article authored by Kevin Carey, an article we … 

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