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Dr. Kat’s List: Colleges for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

By Sarah Shanahan on Fri, Jun 15, 2012 @ 04:07 PM

Dr. Kat’s List: Colleges for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Do you dream of opening a restaurant, launching a tech start-up, or spearheading a social justice initiative? Are you excited by leadership and innovation? Do you see yourself as the next Bill Gates or Oprah Winfrey? While there are many ways to prepare for an entrepreneurial career, an undergraduate degree in Entrepreneurial Studies may provide you with a strong academic foundation and the resources to develop the next great idea. Dr. Kat and the expert counselors at IvyWise have identified a list of schools to invest some time researching as you start your college search:

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College Acceptance Rates, Then and Now

By Sarah Shanahan on Tue, Jun 12, 2012 @ 12:06 PM

College Acceptance Rates, Then and Now

This summer, as many rising seniors create their college list, we remind our students that there are no guarantees when it comes to college admissions. Admission at the nation's most selective schools has become much more competitive over the past decade. To add some perspective, keep in mind that parents of today's high school students likely applied to college 20 or more years ago.

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IvyWise Experts' College Application Tips

By Sarah Shanahan on Fri, Jun 08, 2012 @ 10:23 AM

Our Best Advice for Students Embarking on the College Admissions Process

IvyWise students often begin working on the college admissions process in the spring of 11th grade, and many of our rising seniors complete the bulk of their college application work before even starting senior year! Once school ends, many students begin intensively researching colleges, creating a college list, and drafting essays. We’ve asked some of our college admissions counselors, advisers, and friends to share their best advice for students embarking on the college admissions process:

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Colleges with Awesome Archives

By Sarah Shanahan on Fri, Apr 13, 2012 @ 11:46 AM

Dr. Kat's List: Colleges with Awesome Archives

It's National Poetry Month, which has us in a literary mood! College libraries are a great place to pursue your passion for the written art form and further offer students a popular place to study, socialize, and even sleep. While Harvard University, Yale University, and University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign boast the nation’s largest collegiate libraries, you may be surprised by some of the colleges that house unique and rare archive materials. These schools' collections of  historically and culturally significant manuscripts, maps, and sketches might provide just the right inspiration for your next literary masterpiece.

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How Do I Choose Which Colleges to Apply to?

By Sarah Shanahan on Tue, Mar 06, 2012 @ 12:29 PM

5 Ways to Narrow Down Your College List

With more than 4,000 colleges and universities in the US, many students find that creating an expansive list of schools they’d like to go to is easier than winnowing down the list. As juniors embark on the college admissions process (and visit schools over Spring Break), now is a great time to make a preliminary college list. Here are some of the most common mistakes we see students make and some tips from Dr. Kat to help you narrow your focus. 

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