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How to Get Into Princeton: 3 Expert Admissions Tips

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Dec 19, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Admissions

Princeton is one of the most prestigious and selective universities in the world, admitting less than eight percent of students every year. In order to be one of them, you need to make sure that your application stands out from the other tens of thousands of applicants the admissions committee must review.

In this article, we’ll break down exactly how to get into Princeton, starting with how difficult it is to get in. Then, we’ll move into talking about the test scores, essays, and supplemental materials you’ll need to really make your application stand out.

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4 Tips for Writing Stellar Virginia Tech Essays

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Dec 17, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Essays

Are you hoping to be part of Virginia Tech’s next matriculating class? If so, you’ll need to write strong Virginia Tech essays to supplement your application.

All Virginia Tech applicants are required to answer four short answer questions as part of their application. In this article, we’ll break down what the Virginia Tech essays are and what the admissions committee is looking for in your answer.

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How to Get Into MIT: 5 Expert Admissions Tips

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Dec 16, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Info, College Admissions

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is one of the best schools in the world. If you want to be one of the few students accepted into MIT every year, you’ll need to make sure your application is up to snuff.

In this article, we’ll break down exactly how to get into MIT, from the test scores you need to the tips and tricks that’ll help your application stand out.

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Who Is the Admission Committee? What Do They Look For?

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Dec 15, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Admissions

The admissions committee that decides whether or not you get into your dream school can often seem shrouded in mystery. Who, exactly, are these people? A group of soulless office workers who delight in stamping “Rejected” across applications? A team of well-trained robots who data-mine your application and input it into an algorithm?

While it may seem like the admissions committee process is secretive, that’s actually not the case. Admissions committees are made up of real, live humans whose sole job is to put together the best incoming class possible for their college or university.

Let’s learn a little more about college admissions committees.

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3 Expert Tips for Tackling the UVA Essay Prompts

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Dec 14, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Essays

Founded in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia boasts impressive academics, competitive sports team, and a long list of notable alumni. Though over 20,000 students attend UVA, the school has an admissions rate of just 30% - meaning you’ll have to work hard if you want to be a Cavalier.

One of the best ways to boost your chances of admissions is by writing great UVA essays as part of your application. In this article, we’ll break down what the UVA essay prompts are and how you can write responses to each prompt that will make you stand out.

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How to Get Into Cornell: 4 Expert Tips

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Dec 13, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Admissions

Located in Ithaca, New York, Cornell University is a member of the Ivy League and one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

Every year, Cornell accepts several thousand new students as members of its incoming freshmen class. If you’re hoping to be one of them, you’ll need to make sure that your application is up to snuff. In this article, we’ll teach you exactly how to get into Cornell and talk about Cornell admission statistics so you know how you measure up against other applicants.

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4 Tips for Writing Stellar Dartmouth Essays

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Dec 6, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Admissions

Dartmouth College, located in Hanover, New Hampshire, is one of the best universities in the world. A member of the Ivy League, Dartmouth has notable graduates, top-of-the-line programs, and a miniscule admissions rate.

If you want to be one of the 11% of students accepted to Dartmouth every year, you’ll need to write some amazing essays as part of your application’s Dartmouth supplement.

In this post, I’ll talk about what the Dartmouth essay prompts are, which essays you can choose to write, and how to craft standout responses that’ll help ensure your admission.

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How to Get Into West Point: 3 Key Tips

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Dec 4, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Admissions

Located in West Point, NY, West Point is also known as the United States Military Academy.

West Point is one of the most prestigious universities in the country and is extremely competitive to get into. It also has an in-depth application process with some unique requirements that you won’t see at non-military colleges and universities.

In this article, we’ll cover exactly how to get into West Point, from the test scores you should aim for to the logistical requirements of your application.

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4 Tips for Duke Essays That Will Get You Accepted

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Dec 2, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Essays

Do you want to be a Blue Devil? If so, you’ll need to submit strong Duke essays as part of your application.

Duke requires its applicants to answer two to four essay and short answer questions when they apply. In this article, we’ll break down each of those questions and explain exactly what you need to do to write amazing Duke supplement essay. 

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What Is Federal Work Study? How Does It Work?

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Nov 28, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Info

You’ve been accepted into your dream college! Congratulations! Now comes an entirely new challenge: figuring out how to pay for your education.

College is expensive and becoming more so every year. If you don’t have a small fortune to fall back on (and most students don’t), you’ll need to put together a financial aid package that covers your tuition, room & board, and other expenses.

One common financial aid program is work study. In this article, we’ll answer the question “What is work study?” and discuss who qualifies for it, how much money you can earn, and whether or not you should take a work study job.

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3 Tips for Writing Stellar Yale Supplement Essays

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Nov 23, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Essays

Yale admits just under 7% of their total applicant pool every year. If you want to be one of those admitted students, you’ll need to write amazing Yale essays as part of your Yale University application.

In this article, we’ll outline the different types of essays you need to write for your Yale University application and teach you how to write a Yale supplement essay that will help you stand out from the thousands of other applicants.

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How to Get Into NYU: 4 Key Tips to Build a Great Application

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Nov 18, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Admissions

If you want to go to NYU, you’ll need to make sure your application is strong enough to stand out from the crowd of other applicants. NYU’s acceptance rate is falling every year, so you’ll need all parts of your application to be competitive if you hope to be admitted to NYU.

In this article, we’ll teach you everything you need to know to get into NYU. First, we’ll talk about how hard it is to get into NYU in the first place, taking a look at the average test scores and grades of admitted applicants. Next, we’ll discuss NYU’s admissions requirements and essays. Finally, we’ll give tips to teach you how to get into NYU.

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How to Get Into UCLA: 5 Key Tips

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Nov 15, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Admissions

Are you hoping to get into UCLA? If so, this article will help you learn everything you need to know to become one of UCLA’s accepted applicants this year.

We’ll discuss how hard it is to get into UCLA, what UCLA is looking for in its students, the test scores and GPA you need to stand out from other applicants, and how to ace your UCLA essays.

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3 Top Tips for Writing Stellar Brown Supplemental Essays

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Nov 12, 2018 1:00:00 PM

College Essays

Brown admits just under 7.2% of their total applicant pool every year. If you want to be one of those admitted students, you’ll need to write amazing Brown essays as part of your Brown University application.

In this article, we’ll outline the different types of essays you need to write for your Brown University application and teach you how to write a Brown supplement essay that will help you stand out from the thousands of other applicants.

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3 Top Tips for a Stand-Out Cornell Essay

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Nov 5, 2018 1:00:00 PM

College Essays

Cornell admits just under 12.5% of their total applicant pool every year. In order to be one of them, you need to write amazing Cornell essays as part of your Cornell University application.

In this article, we’ll outline the different types of essays you need to write for your Cornell University application and teach you how to write a Cornell supplement essay that will help you stand out from the thousands of other applicants.

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