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Colleges Announce Misreporting Data for Rankings

By IvyWise on Wed, Jan 30, 2013 @ 05:24 PM

Four universities and one graduate program have come forward in the past year admitting to the release of false admissions data

Within the past year, four undergraduate programs and one graduate program have admitted to misreporting their admissions data for U.S. News & World Report’s college rankings, causing some to question just how many schools may be inflating statistics. Bucknell University and Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business are the most recent schools to announce misinformation, both coming forward in the past two weeks. They join Claremont McKenna College, Emory University, and George Washington University which have already reported false standardized test scores, class rankings, GPAs, and other statistics for admitted and enrolled students.

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The Most Unusual College Mascots

By IvyWise on Tue, Jan 29, 2013 @ 02:28 PM

Some colleges think outside the box when it comes to school spirit

Sports are central to campus life at many colleges and universities across the country. Students flood stadiums and arenas drenched in their school colors, chanting fight songs and cheers, and shouting words of encouragement to their schools athletes. Mascots serve as the ultimate cheerleaders and sports figures that are often an important part of a school’s identity. While some schools have more traditional mascots (tiger, bears, etc.), others showcase their creativity and school spirit with more unconventional representations.

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10 Facts About United States Presidents in College

By IvyWise on Fri, Jan 25, 2013 @ 09:40 AM

Presidents were once students too

Colleges across the country boast some impressive alumni, and some have had the distinction of educating future Presidents of the United States. Back in 2008, Columbia University was added to this impressive list with the first inauguration of Barack Obama.  

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Dartmouth Announces AP and IB Credit Changes

By IvyWise on Tue, Jan 22, 2013 @ 05:04 PM

School reevaluates awarding college credit for high school courses

Students take Advanced Placement (AP) courses throughout high school, in a variety of subjects, for many different reasons. AP courses can positively weight a student’s GPA, are challenging and are viewed favorably by college admissions counselors on transcripts, and they offer a student with a particular academic curiosity more knowledge and work in that interest. Additionally, most colleges award students who have earned a particular score on the AP exam, usually a 4 or 5,  college credit or exemption from core requirements. Gaining credit before enrolling in college courses can lighten students’ workloads, give them the option of graduating early, and may save them money on tuition.

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3-2 Engineering Programs

By IvyWise on Wed, Jan 16, 2013 @ 02:43 PM

Students Interested in Engineering and Liberal Arts Studies Now Get the Best of Both Worlds

Students interested in becoming engineers have traditionally enrolled in four-year degree programs at large universities with comprehensive engineering programs. These programs allow students to specialize in a particular type of engineering, such as mechanical, chemical, or civil. However, different paths for studying engineering have begun to diverge from the more traditional trajectory. 

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All About Cooperative Education

By IvyWise on Mon, Jan 14, 2013 @ 05:49 PM

How Co-op Programs and Work Colleges Can Enhance the College Experience

How does a student learn best? Are colleges equipping students with the tools needed to make it in the workforce? How can colleges give students a more hands-on educational experience? Colleges and universities throughout history have been faced with the challenge of classroom innovation, and preparing students for a career beyond the classroom. One approach has been cooperative education.

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Financial Aid Breakdown

By IvyWise on Mon, Jan 07, 2013 @ 11:00 AM

What your financial aid package means when paying for college

Now that the new year is in full swing, college applications are being submitted, and decision letters are being sent, it is important for students to plan ahead for decision-making time. The 2013-2014 federal financial aid application was released on January 1st, and while many deadlines are a few months away, it is important for students and families to plan ahead and discuss how they will finance college. For many college applicants, following an acceptance to a college or university, or maybe even included in that large envelope waiting for you in the mail, is a financial aid package. As it becomes increasingly expensive to fund a higher education, financial aid packages become more important in making a decision about where to attend.

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Time Management Tips for Students

By IvyWise on Fri, Jan 04, 2013 @ 03:55 PM

Creating a time management game plan can help you juggle tasks efficiently and effectively

It’s a new semester, and whether you’re in high school or college, that means getting back into the swing of balancing schoolwork, clubs, sports, friends, and a good night’s sleep. Energy and sanity can run low when a pile of work is never ending. Managing good grades, performing well at a big game or academic competition, spending quality time with family, and maintaining a social life can be exhausting. That’s why every student should invest in a time management game plan. 

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New Year's Resolutions for Students

By IvyWise on Wed, Jan 02, 2013 @ 03:36 PM

The new year is a great time for new college admissions and academic goals 

It is a new year, and in the spirit of starting fresh people all over the world are setting New Year’s Resolutions. As a student, setting goals both personally and academically is important, especially when preparing for college admissions. Whether you are a freshman, senior, or in between, there is always an aspect of the application and college planning process that you could be working on, and planning ahead is always a good idea. So use the inspiration of the New Year to prepare for many successful years ahead and happy 2013! However, a list of goals could be endless, so we have put together some attainable resolutions that will help you in the journey to college admissions.   

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Finding Your Best Fit School: Spotlight on Stanford

By IvyWise on Fri, Dec 28, 2012 @ 02:00 PM

These are a Few of Our Favorite Things...

This week our client relations manager, Alex, tells us what she loved about attending Stanford University in Stanford, CA.

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