Tag Archives: Ivy League

Does Undergrad Prestige Matter for Graduate School Admissions?

Today we’re featuring a post from our sister blog, It’s Not GRE-ek. As many of you are ramping up for undergraduate admissions, we wanted to put some perspective on how much “prestige” matters when going from an undergraduate degree to … Continue reading

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What Are Subject Tests? Which Colleges Require Them?

Hi folks! Today we’ll be talking about a question we don’t get often enough — Which colleges require the SAT Subject Tests, and what in the world are Subject Tests? What Are SAT Subject Tests? You may or may not be … Continue reading

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I Got a “C” in One of My Classes! Can I Still Get Into an Ivy League?

Hello readers! Today we’ll be talking about a topic we get asked quite frequently here at the Testmasters blog: “I got a B/C/D/F in one/two/three of my classes! Can I still get into an Ivy League?!” Fear not! We’re here … Continue reading

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What Extracurriculars Do Ivy League Schools Like Harvard Want?

  We recently stumbled upon a series the New York Times did with the Harvard University Dean of Admissions in 2009. You can read the full interview here, but there were a few paragraphs that stood out to us that … Continue reading

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Ask Test Masters: International Student Applying to the Ivy League

Ask Test Masters is a free educational service offered by the college admission experts at Test Masters. College Compass readers Arman and Mandy have a question about applying to competitive US schools as an international student. They write, “We are … Continue reading

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How did Kwasi Enin get accepted into all 8 Ivy League schools?

It is a well-known fact that admissions to Ivy League schools, already the most competitive undergraduate and graduate programs in the country, have recently become even more competitive. This phenomenon is due in large part to several factors, including an … Continue reading

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What does it really take to get into the Ivy League? Part X: Epilogue

Over the past year I have read and responded to many questions from bright, eager high school students who want to know if they have what it takes to get in to their dream schools. Usually, their inquiries go something … Continue reading

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College Admissions – Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College was founded in 1769 by Reverend Eleazar Wheelock “for the education and instruction of Youth of the Indian Tribes in this Land … and also of English Youth and any others.” Built on a culture of collaboration, Dartmouth … Continue reading

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College Admissions – Harvard University

Harvard University, founded in 1636, is the oldest “institution of higher learning” in America. Perhaps universities age like fine wine, because Harvard has developed a reputation as one of the best universities in the world.With its massive 32 billion dollar … Continue reading

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College Admissions – Brown University

What do Emma Watson, John F. Kennedy Jr., and Serena van der Woodsen from Gossip Girl have in common? They have all attended Brown University, the most liberal university in the Ivy League. Although small in area (only 143 acres), … Continue reading

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