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Stanford Early Decision ’13: Most Competitive Pool Ever

The Stanford admissions office announced in its recent letter to counselors that it received a record 6,948 early decision applications, an increase of 13% over last year.  748  of the applicants were admitted, and 593 were deferred, and the admission … Continue reading

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Columbia Football: Familiar With Failure

For a leading university which is so good at so many things, both academic and athletic, Columbia’s perennial weakness in football seems hard to understand.  Going into yesterday’s 48-7 loss to Brown, Columbia was already 0 and 9 this season. … Continue reading

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Creating College Lists and Navigating Admission Decisions

IESolutions counsels all of our clients to take a thoughtful, data based, yet creative approach to identifying their college prospects.  We start with a thorough self-assessment so that students understand that the goal is to fit college choices to their … Continue reading

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The Attraction of America’s Top Ranked Schools – It’s More Than the Rankings

The attraction of American leading schools is understandable.  These institutions feature breathtaking campuses, excellent and varied student housing, leading professors, superb facilities and a vast range of majors, clubs and sports.  Unfortunately, to many international students, the eight institutions of … Continue reading

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The Most Complex Higher Education Entrance Process in the World

Virtually all of this year’s college admission decisions have been made and communicated to students. The increased variety of admissions plans (rolling, early decision, early action etc.), applications deadlines, test requirements, and the bewildering non-pattern of reply dates make our … Continue reading

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From the NACAC Study: What is NO LONGER Important in College Admission

In 1993, 42% of colleges reported that class rank was of “considerable importance” in admissions.  In 2011, only 19% of colleges consider class rank of considerable importance.  What has changed?  Many schools no longer rank at all, not wanting to … Continue reading

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NACAC Statistics and the Role of the Educational Consultant

    In an earlier IESolutions blog, we have reported on the findings of the most recent NACAC survey of college admissions offices. Essentially, survey results suggest that more than half of all applicants are admitted to more than half of American colleges … Continue reading

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State of College Admission – Summary of NACAC Study

For the past ten years, the National Association of College Admission Counselors has been compiling data and publishing an annual report. This year’s report, just released, looks back on the past decade in college admissions and summarizes the data with … Continue reading

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