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Getting Ready For Your Test Date!

Even if you feel that you’ve done enough test prep that you are a Jedi Test Master, here are a few ways to best prepare your mind and body in the days leading up to the test. A Good Night’s Sleep–Two Nights Before: Everyone will tell you how important it is to get a full […]

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Does Volunteering Help with College Admissions?

Does Volunteering Help with College Admissions? You’re taking challenging classes, studying for the SAT, and your lacrosse season is going well. You’re looking at different colleges and beginning to collect a list of admission requirements. You are in Model U.N. and keep busy with a few extracurricular projects throughout the year – but something seems […]

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Law Firm Recruiters – New Law School Rankings (US News)

The newest law school rankings completed by law firm recruiters was just released by US News and World Report.  Many of the biggest surprises include Harvard taking over its rival Yale Law for the first time, and Wash U in St. Louis taking a spot in the top 20 – somewhat of a surprise as […]

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How College Admissions Officers Use Google, Facebook, LinkedIn…

How do college admissions officers use social networks like Google, Facebook, LinkedIn? Do you have a Facebook or LinkedIn account? Have you checked those accounts today? What if a friend posted a silly comment or hacked into your account as joke and changed your information – just to be funny? Or what if you’ve been […]

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Overhyped Statistic 1: Student-Teacher Ratio

Here and there over the next few weeks, I want to take a look at some statistics that I feel are overvalued by prospective students, as well as a few statistics that are undervalued. The first one that comes to mind is student-teacher ratio (or average class-size). Over the last twenty years the trend has […]

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What Do Low College Acceptance Rates Show?

On Monday, we looked at a list of the top twenty schools with historically low acceptance rates. Remember what we saw? Two things were the conspicuous absence of public universities and the absence of many top private institutions like Johns Hopkins, Notre Dame, and Tufts. Keeping an open mind is important in the college application […]

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Thinking About The Schools With The Lowest Acceptance Rates

Yikes! When looking over the admissions statistics for top schools in the previous post, it seems so easy to say, “What chance do I really have?” For example, Harvard takes in over 30,000 applications for just over 2,000 spots- a rate of 6.9%! Certainly, it is no longer the 1950s where all you needed was […]

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Colleges With The Lowest Acceptance Rates

Year after year, lists ranking schools come out and everyone dithers to pick apart the ranking criteria. That said, knowing the process of how different lists rank schools is important – you might agree or disagree with the ranking methods and find your own way to prioritize schools. But one list that is historically sound […]

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Students and the Internet Part 2: Signs and Recovery

Last week we discussed the issue of internet addiction. It is a real disorder that psychologists now recognize – and college students are especially susceptible to it. Today we will cover two related issues: signs of the problem, and how to get help. In the technologically-based age we live in, this may seem exaggerated or […]

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Is the SAT Required At Your Top School? Perhaps not, but…

You should still prepare for the exam even if the SAT is not required at your top school…here’s why: It used to be thought that SAT scores were the best way to determine an individual’s potential for collegiate success. While that is a view still held by many, a growing amount of research has shown […]

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