Achieve Admissions Newsletter April 2017

Special Focus: Campus Visits Just in time for April break, how to get the most out of campus visits! Let me know if you have any questions or comments. Please pass this along to anyone who may be interested.

Bragging rights over best fit: Applying to all 8 Ivies

A recent article trumpeted three high school seniors who each have been accepted at all eight Ivy League schools. Read the article Makes for a good headline, but applying to all 8 Ivies shows a lack of appreciation for the importance of fit in choosing a college. Cornell has 14,000 undergrads in rural Ithaca NY. Columbia and Penn are urban campuses in the middle of major cities. All have enrollment over 20,000 when you add grad students. Dartmouth and Brown are much smaller undergraduate-focused colleges. Harvard, Yale and Princeton may be mentioned in one breath but they are not the same school. Some Ivies have extensive core curriculum requirements, Brown has none. Each has departments and

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