Which Ivy+ Schools are Actually the Most Selective?

Princeton University

Schools often tout low admission rates as a proxy for a highly competitive academic environment. This blunt instrument fails to account for the quality of the applicant pool, and may distort potential applicants’ understanding of their chances of admission. To help give applicants a more complete picture, Dimension Admissions dove into the Common Data Set […]

How to Overcome Writer’s Block in College Essay Writing

Effective Strategies to Beat Writer’s Block and Craft a Sensational College Admissions Essay With Admissions Season in full swing, high school seniors have donned their thinking caps and picked up their literal or figurative pens with every intention of crafting a sensational essay to unbolt the gates to their dream schools. If only it were […]

Non-Binary Students at Ivy League and Ivy+ Universities

Dimension Admissions Data Study: Introduction Until 2021, the Common Data set did not recognize an option for “another gender” data reporting, in other words, data reporting on students identifying as neither male, nor female.  In 2021-2022, there was some movement on that front when the Common Data Set indicated with respect to reporting admissions data […]

How to Build the Best College List in 2023

Advice and Tasks for Undergraduate Applicants Trying to Decide What Schools to Apply to and Why Visit nearby colleges to obtain a basis for comparison. Vary the schools to what extent possible. Take note of flyers in common areas, pick up newspapers, obtain marketing materials from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, etc. to get a […]

Gender Admission Rates and Distribution Across America’s Top Universities

Oberlin College was the first coeducational college to open in 1833. It took more than one hundred and thirty years for America’s top university, Princeton, to begin admitting women in 1969. Other Ivy League schools like Brown and Dartmouth followed suit in the early 70s. These changes were a reaction to the second wave feminist […]

36 Lesson plan templates for teachers

Lesson planning, although rarely a favorite, is one of the most critical steps in the teaching process. However, ask any teacher, and we’re sure they’ll come up with a full list of tedious activities they would choose over lesson planning any time.

Does the Path to the C-Suite Still Run Through the Ivy League?

When the Supreme Court reversed affirmative action in June, the controversial decision effectively ended race-conscious college admissions — at least how it had been traditionally practiced. In the months that have followed, colleges have changed their admissions policies, raising questions about how the ruling might impact the corporate pipeline.

AI vs Authenticity: The Ivy League Admissions Dilemma

In this enlightening episode, Margaret M Kelly, COO of Dimension Admissions, delves deep into the controversial use of AI in college admissions essays. While AI-generated content might appear polished, Margaret argues it lacks the genuine introspection and alignment crucial for Ivy League applications. We explore the balance of…

Expert offers advice on penning college essays

When writing essays as part of the application process, especially for the selective schools, think back to a pivotal time in your life that resulted in growth. Christopher Hathaway of Advantage Ivy Tutoring also advised students not to rush the process. Hathaway’s firm helps students with the essay writing process, not writing the essays for […]