Hokie Hopefuls: Advice for Virginia Tech applicants

Virginia Tech is a large public school (21,000 undergrads) that receives over 17,000 applications for admission.  And the admissions portion of the web site makes it clear what they focus on most. "Admissions directors use a holistic approach throughout the application review process. Many factors are considered, the most important being strength of schedule, high […]

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Essay advice for Bucknell applicants

A college doesn't necessarily need to require a novel's worth of essays to evaluate and better understand their applicants.  Take Bucknell University, for example.  Bucknell applicants will likely be pleasantly surprised to find that Bucknell’s Common Application supplement contains just one additional required essay and a second that's optional.  But if you make the most […]

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Start spreadin’ the NYU (tips)

If you can make it there…well, you know the saying about New York City.  If you're hoping to call the Big Apple home and attend NYU (New York University) during your college years, here are a few tips to help you get there. 1.  Be sure to read the "Application Do's and Don'ts Guide" on […]

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Guidance for Bryn Mawr applicants

Some colleges try to be all things to all people, promising that no matter what you envision for your college experience, they’re large enough to offer it to you.  Bryn Mawr College is most certainly not one of those places, which is one of the reasons why I like it so much. It takes a […]

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