Dee Blackman, The Ivy Dean, has worked in college admissions for over 40 years. As a former Dean of Admissions at both Harvard and Columbia, she evaluated thousands of Ivy League applications, while also making the final decisions. Dee knows what stands out on a college application to distinguish students from the applicant pool.
Columbia University – Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
Harvard University – Dean of Graduate Admissions
New Jersey State University – Dean of Admissions
Assisted colleges in strengthening the quality of their freshman classes.
Independent College Consultant
Successfully assists students in gaining admission to the top colleges in this country.
Has been invited to provide expert opinions on television and in legal proceedings.
Brown University, B.S. in Psychology
Yale University, M.A. in Clinical Psychology
Wharton School of Business (Penn), M.B.A. in Marketing
For more information, call (845) 826-5310 or click here to contact Drusilla Blackman.
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Dee provided excellent advice and guidance throughout the application process. Her overall expertise in admissions, professionalism and warmth made the experience a great one. I was thrilled that I was accepted to several of the most selective colleges in the country and will be attending Stanford in the fall."
It's my pleasure to inform you that I've been admitted to my first choice college: the University of Southern California. My dream is becoming reality! I am thrilled to get the chance to belong to the USC and to start a new adventure there. It is also thanks to your great help that I've been accepted, I'm very grateful! Thank you so much for everything.
Sonia G. - From Switzerland
Our son and daughter wanted to go to colleges in the same city but they had different interests and different strengths. She matched them each with their ideal college, one Columbia University and the other NYU, and worked to get them admitted. We couldn't have been more pleased.
Niki and Roger S.
I was a serious student but also wanted a university where I could continue competitive cycling. There weren't many schools that met my needs and fit my personality. From her experience, she was able to hone right in on what became my first choice school. I graduated last year and the entire college experience was awesome.
My parents and I didn't know how helpful it could be to have someone who understood things from the inside working with us. Ms. Blackman was able to identify just what would make me the most attractive candidate to colleges.