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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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Washington DC Tutors

We offer SAT tutoring in Washington DC; we have several students who have scored in the top percentile who can help you prepare for standardized exams like the SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE and MCAT. Contact us today to find a tutor in Washington DC. Washington DC tutors Call locally (202) 338-5987 for Washington DC tutoring […]

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The Economy and Graduate School Applications

Many of our readers have wondered how the economy has affected the graduate school applications. Well, there’s no doubt that the economy shapes the number of students applying to these selective programs. Take the GMAT exam: As of Oct. 31st, some 212,000 GMAT tests have been administered; a nearly 12 percent increase over the 188,856 […]

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Do’s and Don’ts of Writing Admissions Essays

DO’S AND DON’TS ON WRITING ADMISSIONS ESSAYS The admission essay is an important part of any college application. Some schools do give more weight to the essay than others, but all admissions officers do base their decision off of the essay to some degree. Even if you have a high GPA, the essay provides an […]

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Top 10 Things to Consider when Selecting a College

Some things to consider when selecting a college… Choosing a college can truly be a daunting task. With close to 5,000 traditional colleges and universities across the country, there are a lot of choices. When choosing a college there are a few things that you can consider to make the process go smoothly and reduce […]

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How to Pay for College

Even if money is a problem, don’t give up on college or finding ways to pay for college – you can find a way to make it work. There are many scholarship and financial aid programs and other ways to find the money. Scholarships Scholarships are a great way to pay for college because you […]

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Is Business School Worth It?

With the economy as it is, there’s no question that more people will be heading to business school as a safe haven from the recession. So exactly what kind of return on investment does a business school education bring these days? Well a recent study by BusinessWeek provides some very interesting insight on Business Schools, […]

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How to Prepare for Admissions Interviews

Here’s some information on “How to Prepare for Admissions Interviews…” When you’re getting ready for your admissions interview, make sure you’re prepared. Make a list of questions ahead of time to ask the interviewer. This helps you obtain more information about the school, and it shows the interviewer that you’re interested in the college. Your […]

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“Safety Schools”

We get this question all the time: “How many safety schools should I apply to?” Our definition of safety schools: schools where you have a greater than 75 percent chance of admission. The number of schools you should apply to which are traditionally safety schools should be a 3-2-1 ratio. Meaning, you should apply to […]

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Top Boarding Schools

Our Annual Ranking of Boarding Schools is listed below. Our boarding school rankings are based on a simple formula, described after the list. (1) Phillips Exeter Academy (2) Phillips Andover Academy (3) St. Paul’s School (4) Lawrenceville School (5) Choate Rosemary Hall (6) The Hotchkiss School (7) Middlesex School (8) Deerfield Academy (9) Northfield Mt. […]

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