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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Getting Into Ivy League Schools Next Year

One of the core objectives of our college admissions blog is to debunk misconceptions about the highly selective college admissions process. In our experience, these misconceptions are so often perpetuated by school counselors, college admissions officers, private college counselors, the press, and the local handyman. And so when we came … 

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Asian American Students Applying to Elite Colleges

There was an excellent segment recently on HBO’s “Vice News Tonight” that followed the stories of two Asian American students and one African American student applying to elite colleges from Glen Ridge High School in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. As regular readers of our college admissions blog know oh so … 

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Ivy League Conference Tournament

As conference basketball tournaments are underway, we’d like to report on a change coming to Ivy League basketball in 2017. If you’re wondering why we report on Ivy League basketball when this is a college admissions blog, two things: (1) we write about all things Ivy League and (2) if … 

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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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Researching Ivy League Admissions

There’s an article in “Cornell Chronicle” by Kathy Hovis entitled “In Arts and Sciences, reading every admission application” that we figured we’d bring to the attention of our loyal readers. Our loyal readers, after all, know that we have a penchant for pointing out inaccuracies about the highly selective college … 

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Ivy Coach on CNBC

Ivy Coach was recently discussed on an episode of CNBC’s “Power Lunch” and we were written about in an article for CNBC by Barbara Booth entitled “How much would you pay to get your kid in Harvard?“. As referenced on the CNBC show, there are over 8,000 college counselors who … 

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Guaranteed Ivy League Admission

We came across an article in “Business Week” entitled “How to Get Into an Ivy League College — Guaranteed” by Peter Waldman that we figured we’d share with our loyal readers. The article focuses on a 36 year-old former hedge fund analyst in the Bay Area with no college admissions credentials … 

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