Ivy League Admits

Urban Prep Academy in Chicago, a charter school that has received quite a bit of media attention the last couple of years (including features on CNN and “World News with Diane Sawyer,”) made an announcement recently that two of its graduates are Ivy League admits for the Class of 2015. … 

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Admission to Ivy League

A former Yale University professor, Bill Deresiewicz, told Stanford students that they, like their Ivy League counterparts, are “hoop-jumping, teacher-pleasing sheep.” According to the Stanford Daily’s take on Deresiewicz, “Elite university education is deficient because admission criteria are more than 100 years old; what admission offices look for in an … 

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Completing the Common Application

Colleges that subscribe to the Common Application are on the rise…again. So next year, expect the most competitive college admissions class ever with more college applications than ever before! Only we know that this isn’t really the case. Next year’s admissions class will not be significantly more competitive than the … 

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College Admissions Interviews

If you haven’t had a chance to check out our informational “how to” video on what not to do on a college admissions interview with an alumnus/alumna, check it out! And also check out our newsletter on the subject of alumni interviews. If you still want more information on the … 

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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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