Category Archives: College Admissions

Drumroll… class of 2021!

From colleges on the West Coast to universities across the country and overseas, students have decided to attend Amsterdam University College (Netherlands), Brandeis University, Cal Poly SLO College of Science & Math, Clarkson University, Colorado State University College of Engineering, … Continue reading

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What can you do with a liberal arts degree?

Students and families often express concerns that a liberal arts degree will not be a launching pad to a successful career. Check out this cool interactive data visualization tool from the University of Michigan of the range of career fields … Continue reading

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Surprise! Where Harvard Law students attended college

As an example of “It’s not where you go to college, it’s what you do while you’re there,” here’s a list of the undergraduate institutions — 164 of ’em — represented by the 2020-21 1L class at Harvard Law School. … Continue reading

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COVID & college admissions

For this NYT op-ed piece, Frank Bruni interviewed Jeff Selingo, one of the best journalists covering higher ed. Selingo observes that the playing field for admissions will be the same this year, but that some of the rules will go … Continue reading

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Class of 2021 & college admissions

From Rick Gates, Georgia Tech’s Admissions Director, an excellent piece on the future of college admissions and enrollment, with projections on what’s going to happen with admit rates, yield, and waitlists for the Class of 2021. A reassuring prediction about … Continue reading

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Drumroll…class of 2020!

It’s May 1 (National College Decision Day) and although this May 1 looks quite different from past May 1s, I want to sincerely say “Congratulations!” to College Advisory’s Class of 2020. Although you will forever be considered the Class of … Continue reading

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“Elite” summer programs worth it?

As high school students consider their summer options, it’s worth reading this article about expensive pre-college programs at highly selective colleges. These programs are designed to generate revenue for the college, and with very few exceptions, they don’t give students … Continue reading

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College Admissions: Fake News

It’s impossible to get into college. This is the impression of many students and families who hear about declining acceptance rates and increased application numbers. They are ready to give up before they even began. Fake news! As research reveals, the … Continue reading

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Drumroll…Class of 2019!

Congratulations to College Advisory’s hard-working Class of 2019! Students will be attending American University, Brandeis University, Cal Poly SLO Engineering, Carleton College, Clark Honors College (University of Oregon), Occidental College, Loyola Marymount University, Pomona College, Tufts University, UCLA (2 students), UCSC, … Continue reading

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Results!

“College is a match to be made, not a prize to be won.” College Advisory’s seniors who graduated from high school in 2012 through 2021 were accepted to the colleges and universities listed below. (students enrolled) (students accepted) American University (2) … Continue reading

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