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College Admissions – Rice University

The founding of Rice played out like a game of Clue: Massachusetts billionaire William Marsh Rice was murdered in his bedroom, poisoned with chloroform administered by his personal valet who was in cahoots with Rice’s personal lawyer. But one crime … Continue reading

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What does it really take to get into the Ivy League? Part IX: Checklist

Welcome back to College Compass’s series, What does it really take to get into the Ivy League? Now that we’ve covered all of the aspects of applying to an Ivy League school, I have taken the liberty of compiling the … Continue reading

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College Admissions – Cornell University

Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York, has the largest undergraduate population out of all the Ivy League Universities. With about 14,000 undergraduates, Cornell nearly triples the undergraduate population of Princeton University. This large population gives Cornell student’s a unique … Continue reading

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What does it really take to get into the Ivy League? Part VIII: Interviews

So, by this point you’ve made the grades, taken the tests, done the¬†extracurriculars, gotten your recommendations, written your essays, and sent the whole thing off to the school of your dreams. You’re done, right? Not so fast. You might have … Continue reading

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What does it really take to get into the Ivy League? Part VII: Application Strategy

Today, in our seventh installment¬†of What does it really take to get into the Ivy League?, we turn from the substance and content of your applications to more strategic questions. Of course, if you don’t have the substance, this won’t … Continue reading

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College Admissions – Princeton University

Princeton University, perennially ranked in the top 5 undergraduate institutions by Forbes, is the 4th oldest college in the United States. With a massive endowment of 17.1 billion dollars, Princeton’s endowment ranks 3rd , behind Harvard’s 32 billion and Yale’s … Continue reading

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What does it really take to get into the Ivy League? Part VI: Recommendations

Welcome to part six of What does it really take to get into the Ivy League? This time, we will discuss a critical part of your application over which you have almost no control. You don’t even get to see … Continue reading

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What does it really take to get into the Ivy League? Part V: Essays

Welcome back to What does it really take to get into the Ivy League? In this post, we will discuss one of the most challenging parts of an Ivy League application: the essay, and any other personal writing samples you … Continue reading

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What does it really take to get into the Ivy League? Part III: AP, IB, and SAT II Exams

In this installment of What does it really take to get into the Ivy League?, we continue our discussion of standardized tests, turning now to subject based tests such as AP, IB, and SAT II exams. How many AP Exams … Continue reading

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What does it really take to get into the Ivy League? Part II: PSAT, SAT, and ACT

Last time, we discussed the number one, most important part of your application: grades. In this post, we will turn to the next most important, and easy to measure, part of your application: standardized test scores. Should I take the … Continue reading

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