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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Nov. 17-21

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NYU Top Destination for International Students, Harvard and UNC Sued Over Affirmative Action in Admissions  

It was a big week for higher education news, including a spotlight on international enrollment in US universities, affirmative action in admissions, and the value of an elite education.  

Why Record-Number of International Students are Studying in the US

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More Options, Liberal Arts Focus Draws International Students to US Universities

After twelve years of boasting the highest number of international students of any university in the US, the University of Southern California has finally ceded that title to New York University, according to a study by the Institute of International Education. Across the board, international students are attending US universities in record numbers.  

Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Nov. 10-14

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Average Student Loan Debt Rises, Affirmative Action in Admissions Case Could Go Back to Supreme Court  

This week in college and higher news, the focus was on student loan debt and the rise in the amount of average borrowing. The cost of college is a big factor to consider when applying to college, so remember to do your research and find colleges that are great financial, as well as academic and personal, fits.  

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Answers to Some of the Most Common College Admissions Questions  

Recently, IvyWise CEO and founder Dr. Kat Cohen stopped by the TODAY Show to talk about what college students should include in their college applications. A lot of great questions came up, and we want to make sure families are armed with the knowledge they need to succeed. Many of these questions and concerns stem a lack of clarity or  understanding of the college admissions process.  At IvyWise, we strive to help families demystify the college application process and guide students on how to put their best foot forward when it comes time to apply.  

Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Nov. 3-7

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Colleges Begin to Report Early Application Numbers for the Class of 2019, Some Colleges Extend Early Admission Deadlines  

With the start of November, we’re less than two months away from regular decision deadlines! Seniors may be feeling the heat, but it’s important to keep your cool and remember to use your time wisely to finish your remaining college applications.  

Finding Your Best-Fit College: Spotlight on Colby College

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Colby College Offers a Tight-Knit Community and a Rural Campus

IvyWise Intern Sarah tells us how she knew Colby College was her best-fit school.

Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Oct. 27-31

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Elite Colleges Look for Common App Alternative, “Wasting Time on the Internet” Course Offered at Penn  

Boo! It’s Halloween, and the fright of the early application deadline is upon us! Many colleges require students to submit their early decision or early action application by midnight on Nov. 1. Are you prepared?  

Building a Well-Rounded Class: Why Colleges Want Specialists

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Debunking the Myth of the Well-Rounded Student

The truth is, there is no foolproof way to guarantee admission to your top-choice college. Admissions officers look at a variety of factors when evaluating college applications, and no singular quality is going to make you a shoo-in. 

Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Oct. 20-24

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U. of Illinois Drops Early Admission Option, Therapy Dogs Ease College Students’ Anxiety  

October is quickly coming to a close, and early admission deadlines are just days away! As this crucial application deadline approaches, it’s important to stay informed on new developments in admissions and higher education.  

The Benefits of a Liberal Arts Degree

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Liberal Arts Grads Have Skills Employers Are Seeking

Recently, the focus of the college search for many hasn’t been just finding the best-fit school for a student’s goals and interests – it’s also been about the outcomes that a college education in a specific major or at a particular institution can give students once they graduate. ROI has been a huge factor in college decisions lately, and that has been reflected in things like college rankings. This has left many liberal arts and humanities majors the punch line in a string of higher education jokes – but in the time of STEM and specialized majors, is a liberal arts degree really useless?

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