Category: College Lists

2020 Summer Program Cancellations and Updates

By IvyWise on Monday, April 27, 2020

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Many high school students opt to attend summer programs hosted by various colleges to expand their horizons and deepen their knowledge while getting a taste of campus life. However, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, a multitude of universities are either cancelling their courses or shifting them online.

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Colleges Going Test-Optional for 2020-21 Admissions Cycle

By IvyWise on Wednesday, April 22, 2020

2020-21 test optional schoolsStay in the Know on Recent Additions to the Test-Optional School List

Between school closures and virtual campus tours, COVID-19 continues to have a profound impact on the college admissions process. In light of recent cancellations for many spring ACT and SAT exams, a number of colleges have decided to shift to a test-optional admissions process for the following year.

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College Visit Cancelled? Here’s What to Do Instead

By IvyWise on Friday, March 13, 2020

AdobeStock_257007661Learn What to Do Next If Your College Tour is Cancelled

Generally speaking, the start of spring is a prime time for college tours, as many students schedule campus visits during their spring break. However, the COVID-19 outbreak is affecting plans dramatically, as a number of colleges are cancelling large gatherings, including campus tours. 

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5 Questions for Potential College Athletes

By IvyWise on Thursday, February 13, 2020

AdobeStock_226262339Know What to Ask During Your College Athletic Search

For student-athletes who are passionate about their sport, having the opportunity to play in college can sound like a dream come true. From connecting with peers with similar interests, to representing your university, and honing your skills, there are a variety of benefits associated with being a college athlete.

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What are Your Goals for 2020?

By IvyWise on Friday, December 27, 2019

AdobeStock_307906725Our Suggestions for Academic Resolutions for 2020

With the New Year right around the corner, now is the perfect time to reflect on your academic progress and set goals for 2020. Whether you’re prioritizing test preparation or hoping to boost your grades, every student can benefit from setting resolutions that relate to their academic journey.

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What are the Chances of Getting into Your Top-Choice College?

By IvyWise on Wednesday, December 11, 2019

AdobeStock_213542275Learn More about  Calculating Your Admissions Odds

With the deadline for regular round college applications right around the corner, many high school seniors are curious about the acceptance rates at their top-choice institutions. It’s natural to wonder what your chances of admission are, but how can students properly evaluate their acceptance odds?

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2019 Holiday Gift Guide

By IvyWise on Friday, December 6, 2019

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With the holiday season right around the corner, now is the time to take a momentary step away from regular round college applications and put the finishing touches on seasonal gift lists! Instead of losing sight of your academic goals entirely, students can take their study game to the next level with gadgets that will set them up for success in college and beyond.

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How to Set Test Prep Goals for 2020

By IvyWise on Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Get a Head Start on Planning for the New Year

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With the new year right around the corner, now’s the time to start thinking about your test prep goals for 2020. Whether you’re a freshman who is just beginning to think about college, a sophomore gearing up to start test prep, or a junior who is already in the thick of it, there are concrete steps that you can take in 2020 to get closer to achieving your test prep goals.

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History of Acceptance at Boston University

By IvyWise on Monday, December 2, 2019

Learn More About Gaining Admittance at BU

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With its highly desirable and centralized location and a multitude of specialty programs, it’s no wonder that Boston University is a top choice for many students. In recent years, its acceptance rate has plummeted significantly, leaving many applicants to wonder what it takes to gain a seat in the class.

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6 Colleges with Fun Thanksgiving Traditions

By IvyWise on Monday, November 25, 2019

AdobeStock_297084080Celebrate Thanksgiving on Campus

For many students, a college campus is more than a setting for higher education and learning; it becomes a second home. In order to instill this sense of community from the start, many top colleges celebrate holidays, including Thanksgiving, in a huge way.

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Applying to UT Austin? Here’s What You Need to Know

By IvyWise on Friday, November 22, 2019

AdobeStock_63002451Learn What it Takes to Be a Longhorn

UT Austin is one of the most prestigious public universities in the country, so it’s no wonder that it’s a top choice for many high school seniors. From Division 1 sports teams to a destination-worthy location in the heart of Austin, there are several qualities that set this institution apart.

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What You Need to Know Before You Apply to Duke

By IvyWise on Monday, November 18, 2019

Duke university early decision notification dateLearn More About this Top College Before Applying

Duke University is a renowned university in North Carolina with a rich history, top-tier academics and lots of school spirit. Consequently, it is an extremely popular choice amongst high school seniors with a variety of different interests and specialties.

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5 Colleges with the Best Dining Halls

By IvyWise on Monday, November 11, 2019

ivywiseThe Best Schools for Foodies and Culinary Experts

While meal choices shouldn’t be the biggest factor when it comes to enrollment decisions, top tier dining options are always an asset. Many universities have revamped their menu offerings to provide students with diverse and high-quality food choices.

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What Does ‘Rolling Admissions’ Mean?

By IvyWise on Monday, November 4, 2019

ivywise college admissions counseling and tutoringUnderstand How the Rolling Admissions Process Works

Just like there is no one-size-fits-all top-choice college for every student, the application process itself is far from universal. Some students may choose to apply early, while others could benefit from a gap year, regular round applications, or selecting institutions with rolling admissions processes.

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4 Colleges That Played an Important Role in US History

By IvyWise on Wednesday, July 3, 2019

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With the 4th of July holiday this week, now is the perfect time to look back at some of the defining landmarks and milestones within US history. In addition to more commonly recognized destinations, such as national parks and monuments, many college campuses have made their own unique impact on our nation’s history.

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5 Celebrities You May Spot on Your College Campus

By IvyWise on Friday, May 10, 2019

5 Celebrities You Might See on CampusDo You Know Which Celebrities Are Currently in College?

College is an exciting opportunity to connect with a large network of peers from across the globe, many of whom may have very different interests, backgrounds, and goals. In addition to meeting friends from other countries and on different academic tracks, some students may have the opportunity to brush shoulders with some celebrities.

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7 Colleges with Unique Holiday Traditions

By IvyWise on Friday, December 21, 2018

7 Schools with Unique Holiday TraditionsThese Colleges and Universities Have Some Cool and Quirky Holiday Traditions and Festivities

If you are worried about missing out on holiday festivities once college starts, have no fear! Campuses across the country have their own unique ways of celebrating the end of the year and the traditions are as varied and diverse as the universities themselves.

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7 Cool College Courses

By IvyWise on Friday, November 16, 2018

7 Cool College CoursesHere are Some of the Most Fun, Unusual, and Quirky College Courses

College course options aren’t just limited to statistics and Biology 101! In addition to one-of-a-kind traditions and unique spooky stories, many universities have an array of specialized course offerings that are tailored to student’s interests, current events, and trends.

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5 of the Most Haunted College Campuses

By IvyWise on Monday, October 29, 2018

Pennsylvania Hall at Gettysburg College HauntedThese Colleges Have Some Pretty Spooky Histories

Halloween season is here and for those who love a good spooky story, look no further than some of the schools on your balanced college list. Instead of saying goodbye to festive activities in high school, many colleges offer students the opportunity to amp up their holiday celebrations, thanks to an array of ghost stories, haunted halls, and one-of-a kind autumnal traditions.

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