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Ivy League Early Decision/Early Action

Early Decision and Early Action | College Admissions Information on Ivy League Schools: Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, Penn and Yale Brown University Regular Application Deadline, January 1 Regular Admission Decisions sent in April Yes, Early Decision Accepted (send application by November 1) Average Acceptance Rate, 15% Early Decision Acceptance Rate, 22% Columbia University […]

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Do colleges look at Facebook?

How college admission offices use social networking sites‚ and why that matters for your MySpace, Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites. Imagine taking the time to fill out your college app, write a stellar essay, then ending up being rejected from your top college choice or a scholarship opportunity because an admissions rep checked […]

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Interview with Bob Morse of U.S. News College Rankings Report, Part III

How much would you estimate schools spend to lobby or market to improve their rankings? The ranking system is sort of lobby-proof. Talking to US News isn’t going to improve your ranking because they are based on quantitative numbers, a formula, but certainly schools send out brochures, try to raise their profile among other presidents […]

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Interview with Bob Morse of U.S. News & World Report College Rankings, Part I

Meet the man behind the single most influential list in college admissions. Bob Morse is the Director of Data Research at U.S. News & World Report, the head of its revered college ranking system. As the force behind a series of annual publications that have achieved unanticipated fame within higher education, Bob Morse has helped […]

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Ivy League Application Statistics

Below we have posted the Ivy League Application Statistics to help give you a sense of how competitive the Ivy League has become. The college admissions statistics are for the fall of 2008 entering class, but reflect a greater trend for more selectivity within these top colleges including this upcoming Fall 2009 Ivy League Class. […]

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Top 5 Tech Savvy Colleges (Best Engineering and Science Programs)

We’ve had many students ask us what colleges have the best engineering and science programs. Using a weighted average of faculty resources, technology grants, class size, and student ratings, we have developed the following list to help guide students and parents in the process of college counseling. The list provides a concise summary of these top […]

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SAT Prep: The Best Study Schedule

Want to help your teen ace the SAT exam? The key is to establish a schedule for studying and then stick to it. Sure, spending an hour or more studying may sound like a drag. But by the time the big day rolls around, your teen will be the most relaxed student in town while […]

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Top Ten Admissions Myths: Exposed

There are several college admissions myths which should be exposed before you apply. These myths often scare certain students from applying to the best schools. Never limit yourself from applying to top colleges because you believe these things: (10) Applicants are pre-screened. Whether using the common application or a school-specific application, college admission offices have […]

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