Community Service for the College Application? Look at the YMCA.

Families often ask me for guidance on selecting the best community service and leadership development programs for their students. I recently came across a program organized by the local YMCA in my area that illustrates how easy it really is for students to get involved in community service. However, too often community service is just […]

Which Athletes Get the Biggest Scholarships?

In the sports-obsessed United States, many families assume that the ticket to a hefty college scholarship is athletic prowess on the field, on the court, or in the pool. Not so.

What’s the Easiest Way to Get a College Scholarship?

Get Good Grades. It’s true.  In the realm of college admissions, it’s the geeks who get the biggest scholarships. But wait.  Don’t the jocks get the biggest scholarships?  Well, sometimes that’s true.  If you play hoops well enough to be recruited by the Georgetown Hoyas, then you’ve got a ticket to ride.  Or if you […]

Finding Oneself in the Liberal Arts

An international student describes the difficulties of his complex origins, and the solace he found in a liberal arts major.

Ivy League Early Admissions Statistics for Class of 2021

Check out the early decision acceptance rates of some of the United States’ top universities, including all eight Ivy Leagues.

Stanford University Won’t Release Early Admissions Data

Stanford University has decided it will not release early admissions data this December.

Yale University Offers Early Admission to 871 Students

Yale University, an Ivy League school, just released its early admission data for the Class of 2021.

Princeton: Soaring Early Applications Leads to Sinking Acceptance Rate

Princeton saw a spike in early applications this year.

Brown University Admits 695 Early Applicants

Look at Brown University’s early admissions statistics over the years, and you see that nearly everything is going up.