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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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2013-14 College Admissions Trends

By IvyWise on Tue, Aug 20, 2013 @ 12:37 PM

What to Expect if You're Applying to College This Fall

College admissions season is in full swing, and with an increasingly competitive landscape, it’s sometimes hard to keep up with what’s new and what’s changing from year to year.

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Affirmative Action in College Admissions: Fisher v. UT-Austin

By IvyWise on Tue, Jun 11, 2013 @ 01:44 PM

Ruling expected any day now, Could dramatically  affect the admissions landscape as we know it

This week the Supreme Court is expected to rule on Fisher v. University of Texas-Austin, a case about affirmative action in college admissions that could change the way students are evaluated in the admissions process.

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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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