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What Parents and Students Need to Know About the "Turning the Tide" College Admissions Report

By IvyWise on Thu, Jan 21, 2016 @ 11:26 AM

New Harvard Report Offers Suggestions On How Schools Can Improve the College Admissions Process

The higher education industry was abuzz yesterday with the announcement of a new report released by Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, called “Turning the Tide,” that highlights how colleges can change the admissions process by focusing more on community service and reducing the stress that comes with students padding their resumes with multiple extracurricular activities, AP courses, and excessive test prep. This report was endorsed by dozens of higher education institutions, including admissions officials from MIT and Yale, among others.

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2015 College Admissions Trends Families Need to Know

By IvyWise on Tue, May 12, 2015 @ 10:20 AM

Common App Questions, International Admissions, and More: Here Are the College Admissions Trends Families Need to Prepare for This Summer

The admissions process for the Class of 2019 is just wrapping up, but we’re already seeing new trends developing for the Class of 2020. From online education to alternative admission options , and even problematic Common Application questions that colleges can use to make admissions decisions, there’s a lot brewing for the next crop of college applicants.
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Class of 2019 Early Admission Rates

By IvyWise on Mon, Dec 15, 2014 @ 05:29 PM

Colleges See Increase in Early Applications, Slight Decrease in Early Admission Rates

The first members of the Class of 2019 are in, and many are anxious to see how this year’s early applicants compared to the Class of 2019. Here’s our breakdown of the early admission numbers for the Class of 2019. We will be updating as more statistics become available!

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

By IvyWise on Thu, Nov 20, 2014 @ 04:39 PM

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.  

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Building a Well-Rounded Class: Why Colleges Want Specialists

By IvyWise on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 @ 12:24 PM

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. 

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Class of 2018 Admission Rates

By IvyWise on Fri, Mar 28, 2014 @ 10:58 AM

Some Schools report Record Low Admit Rates, Others Hold Steady

The results are in, and the 2013-14 admissions season was another one filled with highs and lows.

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Grades Still Most Important Factor in College Admissions

By IvyWise on Thu, Jan 30, 2014 @ 11:43 AM

NACAC’s 2013 State of College Admissions Report Finds Grades Most Important, Students Applying to Fewer Schools

For the first time in 20 years, the percentage of students applying to seven or more schools declined according to NACAC’s 2013 State of College Admissions Report, which surveys admissions trends from the fall 2012 season.

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Oct. 21-25

By IvyWise on Fri, Oct 25, 2013 @ 10:01 AM

More Schools Extend ED/EA Deadlines, Tufts Joins Universal Application 

Early deadlines are quickly approaching and there is a plethora of college admissions news available daily. At IvyWise, we want to simply the information process and deliver the most relevant and current news to families every week.  

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Sept. 9-13

By IvyWise on Fri, Sep 13, 2013 @ 10:18 AM

US News Releases 2014 Best College Rankings, Harvard's Student Paper Starts Own College Admissions Blog

It's no surprise that big story in college admissions and higher education this week was the release of the US News rankings, but that's not all that happened! At IvyWise we like to keep families updated on breaking higher ed news and updates in the college admissions process, so here is our roundup of the biggest stories in higher ed this week.

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Weekly College Admissions News Roundup, Aug. 19-23

By IvyWise on Fri, Aug 23, 2013 @ 09:47 AM

LinkedIn Launches University Pages, College Admissions Trends for 2013-14

With students going back to school and the college application season in full-swing, it’s important for families to stay informed on what’s happening in higher education and college admissions news. At IvyWise we like to give oue readers a quick digest of the biggest stories in college admissions for the week.

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