behind the ivy curtain a data driven guide to elite college admissions

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Behind The Ivy Curtain

Author : Aayush Upadhyay
ISBN : 1517293146
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This book uses real data from nearly 5,000 students to discuss what works and what doesn't for Ivy League admissions, and presents a plan that any student can use to maximize their chances of getting accepted to a top school. I analyzed SAT/ACT/GPA/test scores as well as qualitative things like extracurriculars and recommendations/essays from the College Confidential forums to build up a database of profiles and admission outcomes. The book is intended for high school students and parents who want to learn more about what happens "behind the scenes" in the admissions process and what things make an applicant competitive and what is just a waste of time. Professional college consultants charge thousands of dollars for this information, and here's your chance to get the same advice for just $5. Much of the information is available online buried deep in forums and comments over the years. I first found this world as a high school sophomore and soaked in as much knowledge as I could and became the first kid from my school to attend an Ivy League school (Yale). I was eager to share my information and advise other kids on the admissions process, and this book is my way to pass on that knowledge to the rest of the world. The three unique things about this book: 1. It discusses what happens after you submit your application, so you understand how you're evaluated. 2. It analyzes data from thousands of students (via College Confidential forum posts) to see what was effective. Some schools have systems to do this, but to date nobody has parsed data from all over the world to analyze outcomes over several years (2009-2014). 3. It summarizes all this up to give you clear, actionable advice on what to focus on to maximize chances of admission to a top school.

What It Really Takes To Get Into Ivy League And Other Highly Selective Colleges

Author : Chuck Hughes
ISBN : 9780071425063
Genre : Business & Economics
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The ultimate insider's guide to getting into the nation's most competitive colleges Written by a former senior admissions officer at Harvard University, this book provides keen insights into what it takes to get into America's top schools. With the help of case studies of successful Harvard applicants, Charles Hughes II defines the goals and mission of highly selective schools. He explains the relative weight given to: Academics Extra-curricular activities Personal qualities Intangibles in the admission process Hughes breaks down the components of the application, explaining the significance of each and how they are evaluated. And, drawing upon his extensive experience, he clues readers in on effective ways for applicants to improve their candidacy, including: How to prepare early in high school How to write a better application How to find the school best suited to their interests, personality, and goals With this essential guide, students will be able to present their talents in the best light possible, and create a winning college application.

Open The Gates To The Ivy League

Author : C. W. Henderson
ISBN : 9781101616680
Genre : Study Aids
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Ivy League schools on average reject some 90 percent of applicants. But there is another way to get into the top colleges in the United States—the back gate—that will still see motivated students come out the front gate with an Ivy League diploma. This book is the plan B that offers you an alternative set of keys to seven of the Ivy League universities: Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Pennsylvania (Penn), and Brown. Also covered are the so-called second tier of elite universities, including Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Duke, Northwestern, and University of Virginia, among others, which have highly selective admission requirements and confer social and economic benefits on par with the traditional Ivy Leagues. From extension schools to special programs for working students to online studies, the range of back gateways is remarkable for leveling the field for students of all stripes. This book provides the little-known strategies to help you succeed in enrolling in the school of your dreams.

A Is For Admission

Author : Michele A. Hernández
ISBN : 9781455501892
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A former admissions officer at Dartmouth College reveals how the world's most highly selective schools really make their decisions.

The Dirty Little Secrets Of Getting Into A Top College

Author : Pria Chatterjee
ISBN : 9781941393734
Genre : Study Aids
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A top college admissions insider exposes the never-before revealed secrets to getting into one of America’s elite colleges. Your child is smart. Your child is on the honor roll. Your child aced the SAT. But is it enough to get into a top-tier college? In the Dirty Little Secrets of Getting into a Top College, educational consultant Pria Chatterjee simplifies the complicated process of college admissions, providing parents and students with the tools needed to secure a spot at one of America’s most competitive colleges. In the spirit of Kitchen Confidential, Chatterjee gives readers an exclusive look inside the college admissions office—and the mind of a college admissions officer—and exposes just what elite schools look for in a potential student. Through a series of real-world case studies and with a store of deep insider knowledge, Chatterjee will help you navigate the thicket of college admissions and show parents and students what skills and attributes to stress (and what to downplay) when applying to your dream school. • 100% SUCCESS RATE: This is the bullet proof guide to getting into a top college from a consultant with a 100 percent success rate getting her clients into one of America’s best universities. • INSIDER KNOWLEDGE: Last year 35,000 students applied to Harvard. Only 6 percent were accepted. Chatterjee, a Harvard alum who interviews potential Harvard students as a member of the university’s schools committee, explains that you too can be a member of that elite group. But you must stress the right qualifications.

The Enlightened College Applicant

Author : Andrew Belasco
ISBN : 9781475826920
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The Enlightened College Applicant presents a no-nonsense account of how students should approach the college search and admissions process. Instead of providing recycled entrance statistics or anecdotal generalizations about campus life, authors Belasco and Bergman incorporate cutting-edge data and research to pull back the curtain on critical topics.

What Colleges Don T Tell You And Other Parents Don T Want You To Know

Author : Elizabeth Wissner-Gross
ISBN : 0452288541
Genre : Education
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Provides advice to help parents get their kids into some of America's most selective colleges, including tips about the admissions process, standardized testing, letters of recommendation, and interviews.

The College Hook

Author : Pam Proctor
ISBN : 9781599953441
Genre : Education
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A comprehensive guide to the powerful packaging tool called the "Hook"--a special talent or achievement that leaps off the page of a college application and catches the eye of admissions officers. Competition for entry to the nation's top colleges is at an all-time high--and intensifying every year. Now nationally recognized college consultant and writer Pam Proctor reveals the "packaging" secrets that can help any student maximize the odds of admission to the college of his or her choice. Using real life anecdotes and examples from winning applications, Proctor provides students with a step-by-step program that will enable them to determine and develop their unique "Hook," and then package and market themselves at every stage of the admissions process.

Earning Admission

Author : Greg Kaplan
ISBN : 1523879165
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There is a crisis that millions of families face each fall: how to get their child into highly selective colleges. In 2015, the Ivy League received almost 250,000 applications for 14,000 spots, while one of the top public universities, UCLA, received over 92,000 applications for 5,800 spots in its freshman class. This crisis spirals out of control as the number of applicants from the U.S. and abroad skyrockets. Whether your child dreams of attending Harvard or Berkeley, Earning Admission is the blueprint that empowers your child to use strategic planning and marketing to stand out amongst a sea of applicants and earn admission. This step-by-step guide to earning admission teaches: * How your child can select and take classes in high school to stand out from other straight 'A' students. * How your child can dramatically increase her odds of admission by strategically choosing a major. * How your child can write a personal statement that sets her apart from other applicants by demonstrating perspective, passion, and maturity. * How your child can build a slate of extracurricular activities that admissions officers value. * How your child can secure hundreds of thousands of dollars of merit scholarships or need-based grants even if your family earns over $100,000 per year. "Earning Admission taught us everything we needed to know about making our daughter a unique and competitive applicant It helped us get our daughter get into Yale." -Jay C., parent of a Yale undergrad.

The Gatekeepers

Author : Jacques Steinberg
ISBN : 9781101200315
Genre : Education
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In the fall of 1999, New York Times education reporter Jacques Steinberg was given an unprecedented opportunity to observe the admissions process at prestigious Wesleyan University. Over the course of nearly a year, Steinberg accompanied admissions officer Ralph Figueroa on a tour to assess and recruit the most promising students in the country. The Gatekeepers follows a diverse group of prospective students as they compete for places in the nation's most elite colleges. The first book to reveal the college admission process in such behind-the-scenes detail, The Gatekeepers will be required reading for every parent of a high school-age child and for every student facing the arduous and anxious task of applying to college. "[The Gatekeepers] provides the deep insight that is missing from the myriad how-to books on admissions that try to identify the formula for getting into the best colleges...I really didn't want the book to end." —The New York Times

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