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Still Not Sure Where to Enroll? Tips For Choosing the Best Fit College

By IvyWise on Wed, Apr 19, 2017 @ 02:28 PM

Students Have Until May 1 To Decide Where to Enroll

The May 1 enrollment deadline for college bound seniors is fast approaching, and while many students may know where they want to spend the next four years, the jury may still be out for others deciding where to enroll for the fall.

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Ready for College? Here's Some College Prep Advice from IvyWise Students

By IvyWise on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 @ 12:10 PM

Learn About the College Admissions Process From Two IvyWise Students

As high school seniors across the US, and the world, await admission decisions for the class of 2021, it’s important to remember the focus of this process at the end of the day: the student. At IvyWise we have the honor of working with some amazing students, and they have some advice for other students just starting the college admissions process.

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The Best Fit College Size For You: Small vs. Medium vs. Large Colleges

By IvyWise on Thu, Sep 22, 2016 @ 02:05 PM

The Size of Your College Can Have a Big Impact On Your Experience

 

When searching for best-fit colleges, size is often one of the first things that students consider. Many college bound students already have an idea of what they’re looking for in a school before they start researching specific institutions – maybe it’s a large student body with endless possibilities or a small campus with an intimate atmosphere. Going with your gut is a good place to start, but there are many pros, and cons, to certain college sizes that students might overlook when building their balanced college list.

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Can’t Choose? These Colleges Combine Liberal Arts and STEM Education

By IvyWise on Thu, Jan 28, 2016 @ 03:48 PM

Who Says Liberal Arts and STEM Can’t Coexist?

As more families consider the ROI of a college education, the value of a liberal arts education in today’s world has been a hot topic. With many STEM degrees and programs topping lists of “highest paying majors” and “best college ROI,” many have waged a war on the liberal arts, pegging them as useless degrees that don’t warrant the cost. However, while a STEM degree can open doors to lucrative careers, many employers are finding that, without a liberal arts background, many STEM graduates lack the necessary communication, management, and collaboration skills that are necessary in the workforce.

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Why Your Interests Matter in the College Admissions Process

By IvyWise on Thu, Nov 12, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Your Passions and Interests Can Lay The Groundwork For a Successful College Experience

When preparing students for the college admissions process, we place a lot of emphasis on identifying and developing students’ interests in addition to good grades and test scores. As we’ve said before, students’ interests are important because it helps colleges make admissions decisions and build well-rounded classes. However, developing students’ interests isn’t just about getting into college – they’re a key factor in helping students succeed during their four-years and after graduation.

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How to Use College Rankings to Make Decisions

By IvyWise on Thu, Oct 09, 2014 @ 10:05 AM

Popular College Rankings Lists: Don't Pay Attention to the Ranking – Look at the Data Available

In the world of college admissions, one of the most controversial , and highly-debated tools advertised as a way to determine the “best” colleges are college rankings lists. An increasing number of news outlets and publications claim to have “cracked the code” in terms of determining which colleges are worth attending, however, what rankings fail to convey is the importance of personal fit. 

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Finding Your Best Fit School: Spotlight on Northeastern

By IvyWise on Wed, May 28, 2014 @ 03:13 PM

IvyWise Team Member Lindsay Tells Us What Made Her Fall in Love with Northeastern University

Even though it has a reputation as a college town, I fell in love with Boston as a 3-year-old.  The way my family tells the story over two decades later, Boston was all I talked about for months after the weekend we spent there—the Italian meal we ate in the North End, the dollhouses at the Children’s Museum, even the bell hop at our hotel. I was a child obsessed. At a bookstore on Newbury Street, my parents bought a copy of The Trumpet of the Swan, the children’s classic about a trumpeter swan with no voice, who eventually finds work on the swan boats in the Boston Common. Back in New York, I demanded several chapters read to me on a nightly basis. Our Boston trip took on mythic proportions, and at the time, my family joked that I would find my way back there as a college student.

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Finding Your Best Fit School: Spotlight on Barnard - Part 3

By IvyWise on Thu, Apr 17, 2014 @ 09:30 AM

IvyWise Intern Paulina Tells Us What She Loves about Barnard College in NYC

The college application season of the 2012-2013 school year put me through a string of acceptances and rejections that ultimately led me to Barnard College, the women’s college of Columbia University. I’ll admit that I was initially unsure about picking Barnard—its Upper West Side location certainly hiked its tuition rates up, and after four years at an all-girls high school, I didn’t know if attending another women’s institution was the right choice for me.

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September College Planning Checklist

By IvyWise on Tue, Sep 03, 2013 @ 01:40 PM

Fall College Planning Tips for High School Students

Labor Day and the beginning of September traditionally mark the unofficial end of summer, and with the new month comes a new school year and the time to plan for college!

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2014 Princeton Review College Rankings

By IvyWise on Wed, Aug 07, 2013 @ 09:30 AM

Where Do Your Favorite Colleges Rank?

This week The Princeton Review released its 2013-14 Best 378 Colleges rankings, ranking some of the country’s best colleges in 62 different lists. While we don’t encourage you to make rankings a defining factor when building your balanced college list, these lists can be a good place to start when researching what you want from your college experience.

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