From Top College Prep Schools to the Ivy League

In a recent year, the majority of Harvard freshmen were graduates of public high schools and only 5% were graduates of elite prep schools. Five percent may not seem like much, but students at the top prep schools represent only read more

The Elite Universities That Offer the Best Engineering Programs

If you’re a high school student with the right aptitudes and interests, you’ll want to consider engineering as a college major. A degree in engineering from a top-tier institution is an excellent way to set the foundation for a financially read more

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2019 Admission Rates at Top-Tier Institutions

Colleges and universities have been releasing results for their regular decision admissions round since mid-March, and it’s clearly been another in a series of increasingly competitive years for applicants at most top-tier institutions. Admission rates are at historic lows at … read more

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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

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Resources for Your Target Schools List

U.S. News & World Report just released its annual College Rankings issue, the most popular of several reviews and rankings of colleges by publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Money, Forbes, Princeton Review, Kiplinger’s, Washington Monthly, and Barron’s. … read more

2019 U.S. News & World Report College Rankings

The 2019 edition of the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings was released in September to the usual media fanfare. Much attention is accorded this annual publication because the U.S. News rankings are the most commonly used as … read more

Stanford’s Expansion Program

One of the most basic of the tenets of economics describes the relationship of supply and demand. It holds that the supply of a good or service in a free market will increase until it attains equilibrium with the demand … read more


2018 Ivy League Admissions Overview

In the last post, we provided a summary of the Class of 2022 admissions results at top-tier colleges and universities. It included Table A, a comparison of the Class of 2022 to the Class of 2021 for application volumes, … read more

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2018 Admissions Rates at Top-Tier Institutions

The competitiveness of admissions at elite schools has intensified over the last decade. According to a study done by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, the percentage of applicants accepted has declined by 6% during this period. Admission rates, … read more

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Visit the Libraries at Top-Tier Colleges

The library is a home away from home for many college students. If you ask an admissions officer or a high school guidance counselor about things to do when you visit a college, among the activities that they’ll recommend is … read more