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Applying to Yale? Here's What You Need to Know

By IvyWise on Fri, Nov 01, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Learn What it Takes to Stand Out When Applying to Yale

It’s no wonder a multitude of beloved characters, including Rory Gilmore from Gilmore Girls and Brooks Rattigan of The Perfect Date, dream of attending Yale University. The Ivy League institution is academically renowned and holds an array of distinctions in many fields.

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Class of 2021 Early Admission Rates

By IvyWise on Thu, Dec 15, 2016 @ 10:33 AM

Here are Early Admission Statistics for the Class of 2021


The first members of the college class of 2021 are in! Are you curious to see how this year’s early applicants compared to the class of 2020? Here’s our breakdown of the early admission numbers for the class of 2021. More decisions will be released this week and next, along with statistics, so we will be updating as more information becomes available!

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Early Application Rates Rise

By IvyWise on Thu, Dec 06, 2012 @ 12:28 PM

Harvard and Princeton see an increase in early action applicants, while Dartmouth sees a sharp decrease in applications for their early decision program. 

College applicants are working hard to get ahead of the game this year. Schools across America are receiving a record number of applicants applying early for next year.  

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Want to Get Into an Ivy League School? - Part 4

By Sarah Shanahan on Fri, Mar 02, 2012 @ 11:29 AM

Creating a Balanced College List

Previously, we looked at how students can use some of the criteria that they are looking for in their reach schools to choose target and likely schools that they would be equally excited to attend. There is no one right school for anyone! One of the most important parts of the college admissions process is understanding what you want in a college, and then conducting the proper research to identify several schools that will be a good match. For example…

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Want to Get Into an Ivy League School? – Part 3

By Sarah Shanahan on Tue, Feb 28, 2012 @ 09:28 AM

Creating a Balanced College List

Many students get their hearts set on one school, and if they don't get in, it's the end of the world – that’s exactly the wrong attitude to have! It is important for students to have a balanced college list of schools where they will be happy and successful. Remember, there are 36,000 high schools in the US, each of which has a valedictorian – and they can’t all get into Harvard (which enrolls about 1,600 students each year). In fact there are currently 19.7 million students enrolled in college in the US, and less than 60,000 of those students attend one of the eight Ivy League institutions.

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Want to Get Into an Ivy League School? – Part 2

By Sarah Shanahan on Tue, Feb 21, 2012 @ 09:58 AM

What Makes a School "Ivy League"?

Though there are nearly 3,000 4-year colleges and universities in the US, the eight Ivy League colleges are some of the most well known institutions in the world, causing students from all over the globe to obsess about getting into an Ivy League college. Despite this frenzy (the Ivy League colleges received 245,732 applications for the Class of 2015), few students know what designates a school as a member of the “Ivy League.”

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Want to Get Into an Ivy League School? – Part 1

By Sarah Shanahan on Fri, Feb 17, 2012 @ 11:40 AM

Why Do You Want to Get Into an Ivy League School?

At IvyWise, we sometimes answer calls from parents who say, “I want my son to get into Harvard,” or “My daughter wants to go to Yale.” Here at IvyWise, the question is not whether Harvard and Yale (and Columbia, Penn, Dartmouth, Brown, Cornell, and Princeton) provide great academic and extracurricular opportunities, but rather whether they are the right school for a particular student.

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