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3 Tips to Help You Build Your Balanced College List

By IvyWise on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Research Is Key To Creating a Balanced List of Colleges To Apply To

The college admission season is here, but where are you applying? Students should start researching colleges and building a balanced college list junior year, and continue to refine their list throughout the school year.

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How to Research Colleges This Summer

By IvyWise on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 @ 12:49 PM

Use Your Free Time This Summer to Catch Up on College Research

August is just around the corner – which means a new Common App and the start of a new college admissions season. For rising seniors and juniors, the last few weeks before the start of the school year is a great time to research potential colleges in order to develop and refine their balanced college lists.

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Juniors: Tips to Help You Create Your College List

By IvyWise on Wed, May 03, 2017 @ 03:30 PM

Here are Some Resources to Help Students Build a Balanced College List

Juniors: Do you know where you’ll be applying to college this fall? Now’s the time to create your balanced college list if you haven’t started already.

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Making Your Own College Rankings

By IvyWise on Wed, Jun 18, 2014 @ 11:01 AM

Customize You College List by Developing Your Own Rankings Method

A constant concern of universities, and the media, is the next list of college rankings. Where will an institution land on a list with other “top” colleges, and which schools will be a surprise top 5?

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Finding Your Best Fit School: Spotlight on Cornell University

By IvyWise on Wed, Jun 04, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

Sometimes First Impressions of a College Are Not Dealbreakers

I was the kid that loved the college process. I loved visiting campuses and imagining what it would be like to attend each school. I loved coming up with essay topics and trying to be creative so that I would stand out. I put a great deal of time, thought, and effort into my college applications, but at the beginning, I never would have imagined that would end up at Cornell. 

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Best Colleges for STEM, Campus Culture, and More

By IvyWise on Wed, Feb 19, 2014 @ 01:06 PM

Dr. Kat's Lists for Students Interested in STEM, Arts, Campus Culture, and More

When researching colleges, it’s important to find an institution that matches your interests and goals, and with over 4,000 colleges and universities in the US, there’s a great fit school out there for everyone. Whether you’re concerned with location, academic offerings, or just the right campus culture, all facets of a school should be examined when determining if you can see yourself attending that institution or not.

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How to Avoid Undermatching When Applying to College

By IvyWise on Wed, Aug 28, 2013 @ 11:14 AM

Creating a Balanced College List is Important to Avoid Undermatching

Are you applying to the right schools? During college admissions season we talk a lot about creating a balanced college list of schools that are best-fits for your personal and academic goals, but some students may not be choosing schools that are the best academic and budgetary matches. 

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Finding Your Best Fit School: Spotlight on Boston College

By IvyWise on Wed, Jul 24, 2013 @ 10:30 AM

These are a Few of Our Favorite Things...

This week our client relations associate Catherine tells us what she loved about attending Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA.

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IvyWise Webinar Series

By IvyWise on Tue, Jul 23, 2013 @ 09:54 AM

Informative Videos From Our Expert Counselors Are Just A Click Away!

At IvyWise, we're always thinking of news ways to get families the information they need in order to succeed in the college admissions process. Available now are on-demand college counseling videos featuring our expert counselors speaking on a variety of topics, from community service to how selective schools evaluate applicants.

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5 Ways to Narrow Down Your College List

By IvyWise on Wed, Jul 10, 2013 @ 11:23 AM

Now Is The Time To Start Thinking About Where You Will Apply

It may be the middle of summer, but application season is fast approaching! In just a couple of weeks the Common App will be released, but with the prior announcement of the essay topics, and some schools announcing their supplement questions early, many rising high school seniors have already started on their applications.

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