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Ivy League Admissions

Ivy League Angst

Jon Erickson | Posted 04.10.2015 | College
Jon Erickson

Much attention and angst has been placed on the importance of getting into a top school. Such a lofty goal, however, is not necessary for future success. Any quality school will do if you make the best of it. What's the magic bullet? Simply preparing well and working hard.

This Teen Got Into All 8 Ivies. His Humble Response Will Inspire You.

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.07.2015 | Teen

When Harold Ekeh was accepted into all eight Ivy League schools, he didn't boast about his amazing feat. Instead, he thanked his teachers and parents....

Need Blind Admissions Is a Lie

Bev Taylor | Posted 09.23.2014 | College
Bev Taylor

While it may seem preposterous that all applicants would need financial aid, when you don't take into account their financial need, colleges run that risk. And college admissions officers don't like to take risks.

The Problem with College Acceptance Shaming

The Prospect | Posted 07.05.2014 | College
The Prospect

There is a popular (though not-so-new) trend among high school seniors wherein, following one student's acceptance at a highly selective school, fellow peers will attempt to figure out the reasons behind the acceptance.

6 Reasons I'm REALLY Happy I Didn't Get Into An Ivy League

Tatiana Lanteigne | Posted 06.26.2014 | Teen
Tatiana Lanteigne

Although Ivies can get you great connections and opportunities, college does not define a person.

Triplets Head To Ivy League School Together

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.24.2014 | Black Voices

Three D.C. brothers are deciding which Ivy League institution they will attend next fall. The "Jones Boys" triplets, Malik, Ahmed and Kahlil, are c...

Harvard Makes History!

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.17.2014 | Black Voices

There was a time when black students were not allowed to attend Ivy Leagues universities. This year, Harvard University proved just how far they’ve ...

Hey, High School Senior: Dartmouth Wants YOU!

Linda Flanagan | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Linda Flanagan

Just two of the 14 kids who applied to Dartmouth from Jeff's high school last year were accepted. So why is Dartmouth beckoning him with bi-weekly emails and come-hither glossy fliers?

Summer College Enrichment Programs Are Sleep-Away Camps

Bev Taylor | Posted 10.01.2013 | College
Bev Taylor

Attending a Harvard summer program will boost a high school student's chances of admission to Harvard. Right? Wrong! It's a common misconception, one that way too many parents and high school students buy into year after year.

College Admissions and the Asian-American Parent

Allison Singh | Posted 07.14.2013 | College
Allison Singh

The Ivies, MIT, Stanford, Caltech, Berkeley. Maybe Duke, if all else fails... maybe. That's the "List" -- the typical college list for parents of high-achieving Asian-American students. With over four thousand colleges to choose from, why do so few make the cut?

Ivy League Activities

Bev Taylor | Posted 03.10.2013 | College
Bev Taylor

As much as some parents and college applicants like to think otherwise, Ivy League schools are not after "well-rounded" applicants.

AP Tests and Ivy League Admission

Bev Taylor | Posted 12.24.2012 | Education
Bev Taylor

As a private college counselor, I know of other students who have also doodled on their AP exams after they've earned their admission. And we feel they're justified to do so

Ivy League Admission Isn't Random

Bev Taylor | Posted 07.02.2012 | Education
Bev Taylor

While the word "holistic" may seem far from scientific, the Ivy League admissions process is indeed a social science. And it's one that can be mastered.

The Truth About College Acceptance Rates: How Low Can They Go?

Kat Cohen | Posted 06.09.2012 | College
Kat Cohen

Admissions decisions for the college class of 2016 were recently released and acceptance rates dropped even more. In 1991, the acceptance rate for the University of Pennsylvania was 47 percent and this year it is down to just 12.3 percent!

For College Admissions, 'I Am Not Asian'

AP | JESSE WASHINGTON | Posted 02.03.2012 | Education

Lanya Olmstead was born in Florida to a mother who immigrated from Taiwan and an American father of Norwegian ancestry. Ethnically, she considers hers...