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Finding A College Roommate in 2013

By Becca Huntting on Wed, May 22, 2013 @ 03:07 PM

Facebook, Online Profiles, and More Go Into Roommate Searches

Finding a college roommate is not necessarily up to a random assignment by the housing office these days. Facebook groups and roommate finder websites have revamped this process allowing for optimal co-habitation compatibility. No longer is requesting the same dorm the only criteria that will go into finding your future roommate. Cleanliness, desired noise-level, study habits, style, extracurricular activities, and interests are all taken into account when incoming freshmen hold the power of choosing their own roommates.  

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, April 1-5

By Becca Huntting on Fri, Apr 05, 2013 @ 10:17 AM

Rutgers Fires Basketball Coach After Tapes Reveal Verbal and Physical Abuse, Ivy League Acceptance Rates Hit Record-Lows

The admissions landscape is always changing, and here at IvyWise we like to keep families informed on the latest news in college admissions and higher education. Check out some of the biggest stories in higher education from this past week:  

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Best College Pranks in History

By IvyWise on Mon, Apr 01, 2013 @ 11:40 AM

Happy April Fools' Day!

College students have conducted some of the best pranks in history. Rival schools, politicians, school administrations, and fellow students have all fell victim to elaborate and harmless pranks. A lot of technical planning, crafting, and attention to detail was put in to these projects so they would go off without a hitch. 

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, March 25-29

By IvyWise on Fri, Mar 29, 2013 @ 09:30 AM

A Princeton Review Survey Reveals the Biggest "Hopes and Worries" in Admissions, Ivy League Schools Release Decision for Class of 2017

The admissions landscape is always changing, and here at IvyWise we like to keep families informed on the latest news in college admissions and higher education.  

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Class of 2017 College Acceptance Rates

By IvyWise on Thu, Mar 28, 2013 @ 06:32 PM

Admit rates slightly dip again

Ivy Legaue schools released their regular admissions decisions today, and once again the admission rates reached record lows.

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Regular Decision Notification Dates, Class of 2017

By IvyWise on Tue, Mar 26, 2013 @ 01:31 PM

Schools Announce Regular Decision Notification Dates for 2013

 

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American University released their regular decisions last week, and as March comes to a close more schools are gearing up to notify applicants whether or not they will be admitted to the Class of 2017. For those of you waiting to hear your admission decision for your regular application, here are release dates for some schools across the country:

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UChicago Sees Record Applications for Class of 2017

By IvyWise on Mon, Mar 25, 2013 @ 10:03 AM

IvyWise Counselor and Former Assistant Director of Admissions at UChicago, Victoria, Comments on the School's Record Year

The University of Chicago is hot, hot, hot.  I have always been a fan of UChicago and as an alumna of the college and a former Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions it has been no surprise to me that the college remains a highly attractive option for students. While I saw the increase in popularity of the college first hand, I am still astonished at the rate at which the college's application numbers and popularity have increased.

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, March 18-22

By IvyWise on Fri, Mar 22, 2013 @ 10:38 AM

Inside Higher Ed Releases Eye-Opening Survey, Regular Admission Decisions Start Rolling In for the Class of 2017

The admissions landscape is always changing, and here at IvyWise we like to keep families informed on the latest news in college admissions and higher education.  

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3-2 Engineering Programs

By IvyWise on Wed, Jan 16, 2013 @ 02:43 PM

Students Interested in Engineering and Liberal Arts Studies Now Get the Best of Both Worlds

Students interested in becoming engineers have traditionally enrolled in four-year degree programs at large universities with comprehensive engineering programs. These programs allow students to specialize in a particular type of engineering, such as mechanical, chemical, or civil. However, different paths for studying engineering have begun to diverge from the more traditional trajectory. 

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Spotlight on Women's Colleges

By IvyWise on Fri, Jan 11, 2013 @ 12:10 PM

There are Many Advantages to Attending A Women's College That are Sometimes Overlooked

Most colleges and universities throughout the US are coeducational, allowing men and women to study together on the same campuses. Though this may seem commonplace today, a college education was once a rite of passage reserved only for men.

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