Choose the Best Ranked University Instead of the Best Ranked Program

It never ceases to amaze us when parents and students (and it’s more often the parents) ask us during free consultations how one can optimize one’s case for admission to a specific program — like a chemical engineering program per se. And then when we ask them their top choice … 

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University of Pennsylvania U.S. News Ranking

The University of Pennsylvania, considered in many circles to be one of the easier to get into Ivy League colleges when stacked against others, has a history of ranking better than quite a few Ivies in the “US News & World Report” rankings. The 2018 ranking proved to be no … 

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Brown and College Rankings

Ivy Coach is featured today on the pages of “The Brown Daily Herald,” the newspaper of Brown University. A piece by Alex Skidmore entitled “Poll shows college rankings widely used by applicants” highlights the prominent roll that college rankings carry in the highly selective college admissions process. In fact, a … 

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US News 2015 College Rankings

The “US News & World Report” 2015 college rankings will be coming out in short order and we came across an article about these rankings up on “Vox” that we figured we’d share. It’s an article that is quite critical of the rankings. Critics of any college rankings — not just … 

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US News Rankings and Applications

Curious about the correlation between a school’s “US News” ranking and the numbers of applications that school receives the subsequent application cycle? We’ve got answers for you. As presented in an article by Robert Morse for “US News & World Report” entitled “Study: Rankings Affect Student Applications,” an improvement of … 

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US News Rankings

With the release of the “US News” rankings this week comes the annual conversation of just how “US News & World Report” calculates its rankings. As you may know, the “US News & World Report” college rankings are based on an algorithm and, from time to time, this algorithm changes. … 

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US News Ranking

Ivy Coach salutes “US News & World Report” for keeping them honest by removing George Washington University’s #51 ranking among best national universities. George Washington, it was recently revealed, misreported class rank data to the magazine and thus their rank in the September issue was better than it should have … 

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US News National Universities Rankings

The 2012 “US News & World Report” rankings of national universities is out. So which university or, rather, universities top the list? That answer would be…Harvard University in a tie with Princeton University. Placing in third is Yale University followed in fourth place by Columbia University and the University of … 

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