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Two 2019 Elite College Rankings That Measure ROI

The decision that their son or daughter will attend an elite college or university to which they have been admitted calls for a substantial financial commitment from even an affluent American family. Tuition, room, board, and fees for a bachelor’s … read more

Physics and Astronomy at John Hopkins University

When you hear about Johns Hopkins University in the news, it often concerns one of two renowned organizations affiliated with the school — the Applied Physics Laboratory and the Medical School and Center. Less noted but equally renowned  are the … read more

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Rankings of Top-Tier Liberal Arts Colleges

The liberal arts are those fields that cultivate intellectual ability rather than technical or professional skills. The term “Liberal Arts & Sciences” has been used since the advent of the medieval European university, when the seven liberal arts were taught … read more

What You Can Learn From Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard

A case in U.S. District Court in Boston that has garnered much attention in the general press and especially in academic circles is Students for Fair Admission, Inc., v. President and Fellows of Harvard College. Simply put, read more

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Make the Most of Your College Interviews

If you’re a high school senior, you’re now fully engaged in the application phase of your college admissions campaign. As busy as you are, you may still wish to take a little time to plan for interviews.

Are you … read more

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Class of 2022 Admissions Results for Elite Public Universities

The competitiveness of admissions is perennially intense at top-tier public as well as private institutions. Admission rates, a measure of the exclusivity of institutions, has become a proxy for academic excellence as perceived by most high school students and their … read more

The School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University

The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) at Georgetown University in Washington is world renowned as an institute of higher education in international affairs and the art of diplomacy. Although it’s a private entity and not a public … read more

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Use Your Essay to Distinguish Yourself From Others

Before the Class of 2023 application season begins in earnest, you should understand the role that essays play in the assessment of your application byIvy League and other top-tier schools. In a recent article in the New York Times, Janet … read more

MIT and the Importance of Innovation

An objective of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is to advance the fields of engineering, mathematics, the physical sciences, and computing through innovation and invention. MIT researchers have recently added a less than sublime achievement to the Institution’s many accomplishments. … read more

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Who Should Write Your Letters of Recommendation?

Letters of recommendation often fail to attain their potential for a positive impact on college admissions officials at top-tier institutions. IvySelect can guide you in helping the letter writers understand the process in a way that meshes with the expectations … read more