IvyWise Reviews

Here’s what IvyWise families have to say about us!

Empowering students to live up to their highest potential

For over 26 years, IvyWise has dedicated itself to helping students identify and utilize their strengths and interests to find the best-fit school where they will be happy and succeed. The IvyWise methodology empowers students to identify and apply their strengths and interests. Our counselingtutoring, and research services are seamlessly integrated to give students the most comprehensive support available. This counseling approach is unmatched — there’s no other consultancy that offers this service.

IvyWise is Frequently Named as a Top College Consultancy in the World

2023 Top College Admissions Consultants (#1)

The Best College Admissions Consulting Agencies

The Best College Admissions Consulting Companies of 2020

The Best of Manhattan: Best Private Tutors

The Best of Manhattan: Best Admissions Counselor

Best Law School Admissions Consulting (#7)

Reviews From Parents

“[This] was our third child to partner with IvyWise for college counseling and our third child to be admitted to her number one choice. We believe in this program! Her counselor was able to help her craft an application that communicated exactly who she is a student and who she is as a part of an academic community — interested and interesting. What is often a painful process was nothing short of enjoyable and best of all, it enabled us as parents to take a back seat. This was a win-win for all of us!”

— Parent, Oklahoma
Daughter Accepted to Duke University

“We have been delighted with our experience with IvyWise. The IvyWise team is dedicated to helping students make the most effective and authentic presentation through their applications. Throughout the process they offer insight gathered from years of working inside admissions offices, and help students find their voice. Whether through brainstorming or a gentle push to improve an essay, they help shape a better application. From counselors to the staff, the IvyWise team is dedicated, professional, encouraging, and focused on success.”

— Parent, Minnesota
Daughter Accepted to Stanford University

“[Our daughter] came into the IvyWise process late but [her IvyWise counselor] quickly honed in on what she needed to concentrate on. She already had a rigorous courseload and top test scores but her confidence was low. He gave her confidence not only to apply to top colleges but to look at her academic interests differently. [Her counselor] helped her embrace her love of math. He encouraged her to pursue her poetry. [Her counselor] was a good match for [our daughter] because he could explain things intellectually and push her a bit when she wasn’t decisive.”

— Parents, Nevada
Daughter Accepted to Harvard University

Reviews From Students

“I could not have done any of this without your help and guidance along the way! Whether it was choosing the right extracurricular activities, preparing for standardized testing and choosing testing dates, writing essays (a huge portion of my application!), or just powering through the horrors of junior year, you were always there for me, and you provided clear guidance the entire way!”

— Student, New York
Accepted Early Decision to Dartmouth College

“Despite beginning the process with IvyWise late in the college application season, [my counselor] was able to help find which colleges best suited me and fine-tune every one of my numerous essay drafts for each college… Without guidance from [my IvyWise counselor] and the rest of the team at IvyWise, the college application process would have been a much more difficult and daunting task.”

— Student, California
Accepted Early Decision to New York University

My counselor helped me so much during the college application process. She helped me find the appropriate programs and schools that were right for me. She was the most helpful for my essays and helping me explain and understand why I wanted to study what I did. She was always supportive, regardless of the admissions decision and went out of her way to research things for me. Thank you so much.

— Student, California
Accepted to Boston University, Accelerated Medical Program

Our team has over 375 years of collective experience in admissions at schools like Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Stanford, MIT, and NYU, as well as more than 50 years of experience in college guidance roles at top independent and private schools. Learn more about our admissions counseling services today!

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IvyWise Featured Media Placements

IvyWise counselors are frequently quoted in media articles as expert sources on college admissions trends and news. Listed below are just a few of the newspapers and magazines where IvyWise has been featured. You can see all of IvyWise’s media features on our In the News page.


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IvyWise counselors are college admissions experts who frequently share their expertise and insight through free resources and articles. At IvyWise, our goal is to demystify the college admissions process and provide families with the information and guidance needed to have a rewarding and stress-free admissions journey. Our KnowledgeBase has a plethora of resources for all students no matter where they are in the admissions process.

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