Tag: ivy league

What's So Special About the Ivy League?

Freelance Writer

What exactly is the "Ivy League" all about, and what makes these schools so special? read more

4 Myths About Getting into the Ivy League and Other Selective Colleges

Founder and President, CollegePrep360; Author

Here, an Ivy League insider debunks five popular misconceptions about selective college admission. Read on for tips that will help you "think like an Ivy League admission officer" and understand how the selection process really works. read more

Combatting BNCS: Brand-Name College Syndrome

High School Student

Let's talk about Brand-Name College Syndrome and how to cure it so you can continue your college search with an open mind. read more

Use Dialogue to Write an Attention-Grabbing Application Essay


Admission officers at very selective institutions are swamped with applications. Swamped. They need to make quick judgements about students' applications--and personal statements. If you want to wow them from the get-go, follow this advice. read more

"I, Too, Am Harvard" Project Starts Important Conversations

Writer, Senior Editor, Wintergreen Orchard House

The "I, Too, Am Harvard" multimedia project is taking the Internet by storm. Check out how the movement got started and where it's headed next. read more

West Coast Ivies: The Best Grad Schools on the West Coast

Test Prep Tutor and Writer, Grockit.com

The East Coast may have the members of the Ivy League, but grad programs on the West Coast have been steadily gaining on their East Coast counterparts for decades. So what schools are the "best in the west"? Here's a (completely subjective) list! read more

Want an Ivy League Degree? Consider Community College

Education Professional, Author

One higher ed insider offers a few reasons why high-achieving, Ivy-dreaming students and families should consider transferring from a community college. read more

How influential is a "name brand" college?


A "name-brand" school can play a part in the connections you develop. The name of your school will open doors for you, and a strong network of alums in high places will give you opportunities that those from non-brand name schools might not get exposure to. read more

How to Jumpstart the College Search--for Parents!

Editor, Carnegie Communications

We talked with author J.D. Rothman (The Neurotic Parent's Guide to College Admissions) about what anxious parents can do to help their kids in the college search, plus dealing with the alchemy that is Ivy League admissions. read more

The Lucky 6.7%

Author, Getting Over Not Getting In

In this excerpt from her book Getting Over Not Getting In, Allison Singh gives dejected students some perspective. It's a good piece of advice to keep on hand, should your son or daughter receive that dreaded thin envelope . . . read more