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    Early Decision vs. Early Action: Everything You Need to Know

    Now that October is well underway, the most important thing for college applicants to consider is whether or not to submit an early application. And, equally important, whether to apply early decision or early action. In this article, I will review both the early decision …

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    Make Your Supplemental Essays Stand Out: Tips from a College Admissions Expert

    In my last blog post, I provided students with four top tips for strengthening the written component of their college applications. I reviewed the purpose of the main admissions essay and how applicants can set themselves apart from the crowd. My most recent post on …

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    Write it Right: Tips for Your College Application Essays

    Almost every college application includes some sort of written component — an admissions essay, a personal statement or statement of purpose. Admissions offices evaluate these written statements to determine whether or not potential candidates would be a good fit for their school. Read on for …

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    Colleges Value Concern for the Common Good

    With the end of the school year approaching, now is a great time for high school students to think about summer activities that will add value to their college applications. As I recently reported on HuffPost, the good news is that you do not need to …

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    The Ivy Dean’s 2017 College Success

    This year, colleges across the country reported a record-high number of applications and lower acceptance rates—making this one of the most selective years in college admissions history. Despite the increase in selectivity, The Ivy Dean continues to have great success. For the 2016-2017 college admissions …

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    UCLA Made History with over 100,000 College Applications

    This year, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) became the first college in history to receive over 100,000 college applications. UCLA broke numerous college admissions records after receiving over 5,000 more student applications—a 5% increase from last year. The largest increase in applications came from …

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    Ivy League Acceptance Rates and Admissions Statistics for the Class of 2021

    The results are in! The Ivy League released the final decisions for the Class of 2021. The Ivy League received an increase in applications this year and reported record-low acceptance rates—making this year the most competitive applicant pool in the Ivy League’s history. Here are …

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    When Are College Admissions Decisions Released?

    April 1st is the last day for colleges to release their admissions decisions for the Class of 2021. Many top colleges release their admissions decisions earlier, however. For example, MIT, UChicago, CalTech, and Georgia Tech are among the top colleges with earlier release dates for their …

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    With Increasing Selectivity, Are These Colleges on Your List?

    Over the past decade, acceptance rates fell by half at top colleges across the country. As many colleges receive an increase in applications each year (one college now breaking 100,000), this trend is likely to continue. What does this mean for you? If you are applying to college next …

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    Ivy League Acceptance Rates Expected to be Lower

    Recently, I reported that the Ivy League received a historic number of early applications—breaking admissions records. This resulted in six of the eight Ivy League colleges reporting record-low early acceptance rates. The increase in applications continued to the Regular Decision round, and it is expected that the …

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