Category Archives: College Rankings

An Eye-Opening Look at Financial Aid

Admissions decisions at highly ranked schools are mystifying enough, but what may be more mystifying is allocation of merit scholarships and financial aid.   This Forbes article by  Maggie McGrath and Matt Schifrin provides an eye-opening look into the financial … Continue reading

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President Obama Proposes New College Ranking System

Lookout US News & World Report, you have some competition.  President Obama announced a new universal ranking system for college and universities. The Guardian reported the details in their article today: Photo: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images Barack Obama took aim at … Continue reading

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George Washington Loses Ranking

U.S. News has stripped George Washington of its college ranking.  GW joins a growing number of colleges who have been accused of inflating their data to improve their college ranking.  Here is the official statement from Bob Morse of U.S. News: On November … Continue reading

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Lies, Damn Lies & College Admissions

It may surprise you…but colleges in an effort to sell you on their school may be less than fully candid and transparent about the admissions process.  Steve Cohen in his article in Forbes identifies three lies that you might encounter as … Continue reading

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Emory Falsifies Data, Joins Win at All Costs College Rankings Battle

Rankings are only as good as the information they are based upon,  and after Emory University admitted Friday that it intentionally falsified data for the last 10 years, the credibility of the US News and World Report college rankings has … Continue reading

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Cohen Answers Some Common Questions about College Admissions

Katherine Cohen, a long time admissions adviser, answers some common question about college admissions in this interview with The Hour:   The Hour: When is the best time to start applying to schools? Cohen: We begin working with students on … Continue reading

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“Impossible” Chances of Admissions Discourage College Applications

Some students have had enough. With admissions rates at record lows, students are just not applying any more.  Admissions rates at competitive schools have dropped consistently as more students compete for fewer spots, but this year some top schools have … Continue reading

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Some Asian Applicants Accused of Widespread Cheating on U.S. College Applications

Competition for admissions to top U.S. college is increasing almost every year.  The pressure for students to attend top colleges is also on the rise. Unfortuantely, according to an article by the GlobalPost, for many in Asia this pressure has resulted in widespread … Continue reading

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10 Myths of College Admissions…

When it comes to college admissions, everyone seems to have some advice, insights, or third hand stories to offer — Admissions USA among them.  So, there are several myths floating around, and here are ten offerred by Steve Cohen in the … Continue reading

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2012 US News & World Report College Rankings — Just Released

2012 US News & World Report College Rankings Top 25 National Universities (w/Tuition Amounts) #1 Harvard University $39,849 Cambridge, MA #1 Princeton University $37,000 Princeton, NJ #3 Yale University $40,500 New Haven, CT #4 Columbia University $45,290  New York, NY … Continue reading

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