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Volume 8, Issue 6

Dr. Kat’s List: Five Colleges with More Pride than Prejudice

One of the most important parts of the college admissions process is finding the schools that are the best academic and social fits for you, where you will be happy and successful. With colleges offering activities in everything from squirrels (University of Michigan) to Seinfeld (University of Illinois), with the proper research, students are sure to find a school that fits their niche. This June, as LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) organizations around the country come together for Pride Month, the expert counselors at IvyWise selected a list of schools with open and accepting campus communities, where students aren’t afraid to show their pride!

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IvyWise Summer Reading List

When it comes to your college application, colleges will look to see how you spent your time outside of school. In addition to your extracurricular activities, you may also want to list hobbies and interests that you commit a significant amount of time to. Reading is probably one of the best hobbies you can have – it can deepen your interests in a particular subject, help you become a better writer, and will prepare you for the often grueling reading lists in college-level courses. During the school year, we suggest students read at least one book per month outside of your required reading, but summer is a great time to dive in to a sea of page-turners. To help you get started, the counselors at IvyWise offer the following suggestions for summer reading:

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Meet an IvyWise Counselor: Christine

A Master College Admissions Counselor at IvyWise, Christine relishes the opportunity to work with students and their families. She previously served as an Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Yale University and at Georgetown University. Christine has an undergraduate degree in history from Yale University and a Master’s Degree in public policy from Georgetown, where she is currently a PhD candidate in political science. We asked Christine some questions about her education and admissions history, and we put her on the spot with some of this year’s college application questions.

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