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Every year, colleges become more competitive. The top colleges in the country are not growing as quickly as the number of qualified applicants, which leads acceptance rates to shrink year after year. Click here to see acceptance rates for the 100 most selective...read more
Another year, another group of schools joining the Common Application. Notable for many of our students are the additions of Pitt and Penn State. Students who apply to either of these schools will now save time in their application process, not needing to re-enter...read more
This is our first (of what we intend to be annual) State of Admissions - an email that recaps our observations and analyses of college admissions trends and data from this past year. Please do not hesitate to call 267-888-6489 or email if you have questions about...read more
We all know campus visits are an important part of applying to college - they can give students and families a "feel" for a school, provide information not easy to find elsewhere, and help students "demonstrate interest" to a college. (Yes, some schools track which...read more
The Common App recently released the prompts for the 2018-2019 personal statement. After making some tweaks for the past few years, the Common App elected not to change the prompts at all from their 2017-2018 versions. Here are some analyses of the seven prompts from...read more
While students might feel like they are returning to the same old grind after a fun and relaxing break, January is a time for new beginnings. The New Year presents an opportunity for students to evaluate themselves in light of their goals. Below are some great...read more
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