Author: Brattle Street Staff Writer

What Are the Ivy League Schools' Acceptance Rates in 2020? The Ivy League comprises eight universities and colleges: Harvard University, Yale University, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, Brown University, Dartmouth College, Columbia University, and Cornell University. (Obviously there are other highly selective and prestigious schools, such as MIT and Stanford, but only these eight are...

Safety Schools

“Safety schools” are colleges at which you have a very high probability of being admitted (though there are no guarantees). Maybe your grades or scores place you well above the average range for that specific school; maybe the soccer coach or the conductor of the orchestra is dying to have you join. Applying to a couple of safety schools is always a smart idea. It’s like having a spare tire in the trunk. Imagine applying exclusively to your target and reach schools and then finding yourself in the midst of a very competitive admissions landscape with zero back up. Not fun!


The Best Jesuit Colleges

The Best Jesuit Colleges The Best Jesuit Colleges There are 221 Catholic institutions of higher learning in the United States. Of these schools, 28 are Jesuit colleges and universities, according to the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU).      What exactly does Jesuit mean? Back in 1534 (yes, you read that correctly), the...

Early Decision, Early Action and… everything in between Colleges and universities offer different types of ways to apply that are more... or less... stringent. Each policy has advantages and disadvantages both for students and for the institution itself. Hopefully, we can lift some of the mystery that typically lingers around this time of the year,...