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What It Really Takes to Get Into Ivy League & Other Highly Selective Colleges

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The ultimate insider's guide to getting into the nation's most competitive colleges

Written by a former senior admissions officer at Harvard University, this book provides keen insights into what it takes to get into America's top schools. With the help of case studies of successful Harvard applicants, Charles Hughes II defines the goals and mission of highly selective schools. He explains the relative weight given to:

  • Academics
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Personal qualities
  • Intangibles in the admission process

Hughes breaks down the components of the application, explaining the significance of each and how they are evaluated. And, drawing upon his extensive experience, he clues readers in on effective ways for applicants to improve their candidacy, including:

  • How to prepare early in high school
  • How to write a better application
  • How to find the school best suited to their interests, personality, and goals

With this essential guide, students will be able to present their talents in the best light possible, and create a winning college application.

Synopsis:

Ivy League schools on average reject some 90 percent of applicants. But there is another way to get into the top colleges in the United States—the back gate—that will still see motivated students come out the front gate with an Ivy League diploma.

This book is the plan B that offers you an alternative set of keys to seven of the Ivy League universities: Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Pennsylvania (Penn), and Brown. Also covered are the so-called second tier of elite universities, including Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Duke, Northwestern, and University of Virginia, among others, which have highly selective admission requirements and confer social and economic benefits on par with the traditional Ivy Leagues.

From extension schools to special programs for working students to online studies, the range of back gateways is remarkable for leveling the field for students of all stripes. This book provides the little-known strategies to help you succeed in enrolling in the school of your dreams.

Synopsis:

Written by a former senior admissions officer at Harvard University, this book provides keen insights into what it takes to get into America's top schools. With the help of case studies of successful Harvard applicants, Hughes defines the goals and mission of highly selective schools.

About the Author

Chuck Hughes is a former senior admissions officer at Harvard University, where he spent several years evaluating thousands of undergraduate applications. Currently director of academic products for Monster.com, he is a Harvard alumnus and makes his home in Boston, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071412599
Author:
Hughes, Charles W
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies
Author:
Henderson, C. W.
Author:
Hughes, Chuck
Author:
Hughes, Charles W. II
Location:
New York
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Higher
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Reference - General
Subject:
Universities and colleges
Subject:
College Entrance
Subject:
Universities and colleges -- United States.
Subject:
Reference-College Guides
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
107-748
Publication Date:
March 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.10x6.06x.76 in. .78 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Ivy League schools on average reject some 90 percent of applicants. But there is another way to get into the top colleges in the United States—the back gate—that will still see motivated students come out the front gate with an Ivy League diploma.

This book is the plan B that offers you an alternative set of keys to seven of the Ivy League universities: Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Pennsylvania (Penn), and Brown. Also covered are the so-called second tier of elite universities, including Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Duke, Northwestern, and University of Virginia, among others, which have highly selective admission requirements and confer social and economic benefits on par with the traditional Ivy Leagues.

From extension schools to special programs for working students to online studies, the range of back gateways is remarkable for leveling the field for students of all stripes. This book provides the little-known strategies to help you succeed in enrolling in the school of your dreams.

"Synopsis" by , Written by a former senior admissions officer at Harvard University, this book provides keen insights into what it takes to get into America's top schools. With the help of case studies of successful Harvard applicants, Hughes defines the goals and mission of highly selective schools.

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