Saturday, April 13, 2013

IVY League Acceptance rates

Statistics for the Class of 2017 are staring to roll out now that regular decision season has come to a close, and the numbers are daunting at the big name colleges. 7 of the 8 Ivy League universities reported a lower acceptance rate (only Dartmouth saw a slight increase). Harvard reported the lowest Ivy acceptance rate at 5.79%, followed by Yale at 6.72%, Columbia at 6.89%, Princeton at 7.29% and Brown at


9.16%. In the double digits, Dartmouth offered 10.05% of applicants a spot in the freshman class, followed by UPENN - 12.10% and Cornell - 15.15%. Outside the Ivy League, Stanford topped Harvard with an all-time low acceptance rate of just 5.7% and MIT took just 8.2% of applicants.


City Schools-Big Winners

Meanwhile, applications surged at a number of colleges, particularly those in cities. Boston University saw almost a 20% increase in applications. Case Western in Cleveland received 25% more applications. And at UCLA, U. Chicago and NYU, applications increased approximately 10%. Even colleges in smaller cities, like Clark in Worcester, saw a 28% jump. However, one rural college rocked the numbers with a 42% increase in applicants: tiny Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.




Sunday, April 7, 2013

Kweller Prep 4 years later

Designed for the busy student, Kweller Prep Tutoring, Test Prep, and Educational Services offers unsurpassed test prep and expert high school, college, and graduate school counseling services, which are completely customized to each student's schedule. Kweller Prep provides both on-site and at-home educational services.

We offer one-one –one and small group (up to 8 students) tutoring and test prep services. The tutoring center itself serves as an incubator where parents, students, exceptionally talented teachers, and counselors can learn from one another and grow. Nearly every student we serve is the first one in his or her family to attend a top university or graduate school program. It is truly an honor to work with them.

Kweller Prep treats each child as if he or she was an only child. The tutors spend not only countless hours with each student, but also work with each and every family unit to help students truly excel. There is virtually nothing a Kweller Prep Tutor can't do. We help students achieve among the highest marks in the country on the New York State Regents, SAT, ACT, PSAT, AP, IB, SAT II, GED, ISEE, COOP, TACHS and competitive graduate pre-professional programs and entrance exams.

... I had this written in my mind before KP even existed .... Happy 4th birthday, Kweller Prep!