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Learn Which Colleges are Requiring COVID-19 Vaccines for Students As many colleges prepare to welcome a larger number of students back to campus this fall, some universities are moving to require COVID-19 vaccines for all members of the com…
Here are the Colleges That are Open for On-Campus Visits After more than a year without in-person college tours, some universities are reopening for on-campus visits. Visiting colleges can be a valuable opportunity for students to get a com…
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…ersity of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Amherst College. Students at any of the five colleges can take classes at any of the other four schools. Similarly, students at Scripps College can take classes at the other schools in the Claremont C…
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The Latest on How Colleges and Universities in the US are Responding to COVID-19 The response to concerns over the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has deeply affected college bound high school students with school closures and the ca…
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Learn If Schools Are Considering Extending Their Early Decision Deadlines   Due to the recent changes and cancellations brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, some colleges are considering extending their Early Decision deadlines. Whi…
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Here are the Colleges that Superscore the ACT Superscoring is the practice of considering only the highest section scores across all SAT or ACT test scores that are submitted when evaluating applications. Many schools already superscore for…
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By Alisha, IvyWise Principal College Admissions Counselor Fit and academics are top priority when building your balanced college list, but it’s important for students to consider other factors that matter to them including activities, loc…
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There is a definite hierarchy to America’s universities. It’s a pecking order where only a handful of “elite” schools lead the pack in being the most selective, having top faculty, large financial resources and pristine campus facil…
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…er of the Five Colleges Consortium with Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College. Students enrolled in one of the schools within the consortium can take classes at any of the other member institutions. Ka…
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…: Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, Amherst College, and Hampshire college. Each fall, students are welcomed back to the school's 1,450-acre campus in Western Massachusetts with First Week, featuring free food and entertainment, and, co…
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…r of the Five College Consortium (with Amherst College, Hampshire College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst), allowing students access to a myriad of academic, social, and cultural events among the five campuse…
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Where Do Your Favorite Colleges Rank? This week The Princeton Review released its 2013-14 Best 378 Colleges rankings, ranking some of the country’s best colleges in 62 different lists. While we don’t encourage you to make rankings a def…
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There are Many Advantages to Attending A Women's College That are Sometimes Overlooked Most colleges and universities throughout the US are coeducational, allowing men and women to study together on the same campuses. Though this may seem c…
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Our Best Advice for Students Embarking on the College Admissions Process IvyWise students often begin working on the college admissions process in the spring of 11th grade, and many of our rising seniors complete the bulk of their college a…
Learn What Yield Rates Look Like for the Class of 2025 After many colleges reported all-time low acceptance rates, some students might be curious about their yield rates, or just how many of these admitted applicants have chosen to enroll.…
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Here’s When Students Can Expect to Receive Regular Admission Decisions Are you ready for regular decision notification dates? Admissions offices across the US are working hard to get through hundreds of thousands of regular decision colle…
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Early Decision and Early Action Notification Dates for the 2020-21 Application Season The college admissions season is flying by, and before you know it early admission decisions will be released. Here’s our annual list of early decision…
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…ents were accepted to this year:   Amherst College Pepperdine University Boston University Princeton University Brown University Rice University California Institute of Technology Stanford University Carnegie Mellon University Tufts Un…
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…hool Regular Decision Notification Date Amherst College On or around April 1 Bard College End of March Barnard College Late March Bates College By April 1 Boston College By April 1 Boston University Late March Bowdoin College Early April Br…
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Here are College Application Essay Prompts for the Class of 2021   We may be in the middle of summer break, but a number of colleges have released their college application essay prompts already, giving rising high school seniors the o…
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…t Admission Rate Overall Admission Rate Amherst College Less than 1% 11.8% Carnegie Mellon 8.3% 17% Dartmouth College 5% 8.8% Middlebury 19% 24% MIT 0 7.3% Wesleyan 10% 20.7% What to Do If You’re Waitlisted There are a number of resources…
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…dents to enter at all, like Harvard and Amherst College, making it tougher for transfer students to gain admission. Universities tend to read the inter-school transfer applicants (or students transferring schools within the same university)…
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…n the United States," sighs Tom Parker, Amherst College's dean of admissions. "It's like a little town in Tennessee in terms of being oblivious to the rest of the country. They sort of think, 'Because my daughter is doing well at Brearley,…
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…r culture, community, or family.   Amherst College Choose one: Respond to one of the following quotations in an essay of not more than 300 words. It is not necessary to research, read, or refer to the texts from which these quotations…
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…an of Admission, Princeton University, Amherst College PROFILE Meg specializes in students seeking admission to highly selective institutions, international students, and transfer students. Meg has extensive experience in admission at high…
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…ts School 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2007 Amherst College 13% 11.8% 10.8% 12.8% 13%  17.5% Babson College 23.4% TBA 26% 24% 24% N/A Barnard College 10.4% 10.8% 11.3% 13.9% 15.4% 28% Boston College 18.9% 23.8% 27.1% 27% 32%  27.3% Boston Uni…
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For waitlisted students, it can be hard to judge just how much of a chance they have of getting in Not getting into your top-choice or “dream” school can be a big disappointment, but it can narrow the pool and allow you to focus on the…
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Revamp Your Summer Reading List with These University-Approved Picks Whether you’re graduating or simply transitioning to the next grade or class year, it’s essential for students to stay academically sharp throughout the summer break.…
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It may be the start of the spring semester, but summer will be here before you know it – and students will need to have a plan for how to spend the summer months (that doesn’t include Netflix). Now is the time for parents and students t…
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By IvyWise College Admissions Counselor The growing cost of college combined with the increasing demand for students in career-ready fields such as engineering, finance, computer science, and medicine has left many people challenging the li…
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Stars In and Out of the Classroom What do Ashley Judd, Art Garfunkel, and Bill Cosby have in common? They all have master’s degrees! Many award-winning actors, performers, radio personalities, and athletes have once walked across the stag…
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Early Application Deadlines are Extended for Some Schools Due to Hurricane Sandy As Hurricane Sandy pounds the East Coast just days before the Nov. 1 deadline for early applications, many colleges and universities are opting to extend their…
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