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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 cycle, all of my students got accepted into one of their top colleges and many of my students got into the Ivy League.

Here are some of the colleges my students got accepted into for the Class of 2021:

  • Stanford University
  • Yale University
  • California Institute of Technology (CalTech)
  • University of Chicago
  • Dartmouth College
  • University of Pennsylvania (Penn)
  • Duke University
  • Cornell University
  • Northwestern University
  • Georgetown University
  • New York University (NYU)
  • University of California – Berkeley
  • University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Johns Hopkins University (JHU)
  • Rice University
  • University of Southern California (USC)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
  • Washington University – St. Louis (WashU)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (GA Tech)
  • University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (UNC – Chapel Hill)
  • University of Virginia (UVA)
  • Tufts University
  • Northeastern University
  • University of Texas – Austin (UT – Austin)
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Wesleyan University
  • Fordham University
  • Brandeis University
  • College of William and Mary
  • Haverford College
  • Bucknell University
  • Lehigh University
  • Colgate University
  • Dickinson College
  • Franklin and Marshall College
  • University of Maryland
  • Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
  • University of California – Irvine
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Wisconsin
  • University of Pittsburgh (Pitt)
  • College of Charleston (CofC)

Each year, The Ivy Dean works with a small group of students that apply to colleges of their choice. To review the full list of my students’ college acceptances, you may click here.

Our success is due to my signature Application Positioning™ process. The Ivy Dean is the only college admissions consultants to offer such a service. In addition to Positioning, I offer college admissions services for each step of the college application process.

If you are interested in being among the next class of students to be accepted to a top college, you may click here to contact The Ivy Dean to learn more information.


On paper, I am by no means a perfect student. However, thanks to my Application Positioning, I was able to maximize the strengths that I bring to a college to compensate for other factors. Thanks to The Ivy Dean Team, I will be attending Princeton University, my dream school, in the fall.

Douglas R. – Princeton University

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.”

Laurel P. – Stanford University
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.
Colin J.
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.
Bob M. – Harvard University