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For the entering class of 2013, admission to Ivy League universities will be more competitive than ever. Top schools will likely reject 80-90% of all candidates, including many with perfect grade point averages and test scores. How do they decide who gets in? Many applicants would kill to know the admissions "secret," the competitive edge that can help them gain acceptance.
In such a talented pool of applicants, exceptional writing (in a persuasive, well-conceived essay), augmented by credible third-party reference letters, often makes the difference between acceptance and rejection. Surprisingly, few applicants realize the importance of these factors in the evaluation process. Rather than write a compellling personal statement, they simply rehash their achievements in a boring, laundry-list style, leaving the impression that they are dull academic machines. Others don't know what the committee is seeking, so they decide to "play it safe" by submitting a generic essay that could have been written by anyone. Sadly, these half-hearted efforts rarely open the coveted Ivy League doors.
Fortunately, we can help. IvyLeagueAdmission.com was created by a team of Ivy League graduates who have served on over seventy admission committees for law school, medical school, business school and undergraduate programs. Through this experience, we have acquired a thorough understanding of the selection process and the challenges that candidates face to compete in such an exceptional pool of applicants.
Our mission is to offer specific guidance to medical school, business school, law school and undergraduate candidates on all aspects of the admissions process. We understand the factors that influence the critical acceptance/rejection decision, including the importance of the admissions essays and reference letters. We also know the most common (and preventable) mistakes that will ruin an applicant's chances.
We created IvyLeagueAdmission.com as a courteous, efficient, cost-effective resource for clients who want to submit an exceptional application to the nation's top programs. The lifelong benefits of an Ivy League education are enormous; let us help you attain your professional and educational dreams!
Our Products and Services
1. Essay Writing Tips & Strategies
In a typical day, an admissions officer will read between 20 and 50 application essays from candidates around the globe. Amazingly, few applicants will write anything convincing or memorable enough to stand out from the crowd. Despite their best efforts, they miss a golden opportuntiy to sell themselves.
From the committee's perspective, what makes a positive impression? We surveyed thirty admission officers on what they expect to see in application essays and personal statements for medical school, law school, business school and undergraduate studies. Use their comprehensive feedback (provided absolutely free) to guide your own original writing.
2. Editing Service for Application Essays
We are proud to offer a professional, top-notch editing service for application essays and personal statements. Our editors are all Ivy League graduates with extensive experience in our respective fields. We've served on admissions committees and have a firm grasp on the level of writing talent that is expected for each program.
Our service provides critical guidance on voice, content, language, effectiveness, grammar and mechanics. In addition to "fixing" any inherent flaws, we'll let you know whether your essays are colorful enough to grab the committee's attention and memorable enough to capture their vote.
3. Writing Service for Application Essays
We also offer a comprehensive, start-to-finish writing service for candidates who prefer to have us write their essays for them. This service is an excellent choice for applicants who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to transform their own experiences into compelling essays that will succeed at the Ivy League level.
4. Packages of Successful Ivy League Admission Essays
We believe that actual application essays from accepted Ivy League students
are an invaluable resource for you in the writing process. Through our
work in admissions, we have compiled an impressive library of them for
resale. They offer an excellent perspective of the writing talent that
is expected at specific schools, and show how each candidate successfully
answered difficult questions. They make excellent models for your own
We offer packages of admission essays for undergraduates, law, medical and business students. Each essay was written (and accepted) within the past two years and is available only through Ivy League Admission. Our order forms detail the specific packages that are available.
5. Writing Service for Reference / Recommendation Letters
In many cases, a candidate's emotional and interpersonal strengths can only be validated by a compelling third-party who has supervised him/her in a professional or academic capacity. Unfortunately, the writers of most reference letters do not know what the committee needs to hear to make an informed admissions decision. Sadly, most letters we see are are too short and vague to excite or persuade the reader.
We are proud to offer a professional, top-notch writing service for reference letters for business school, law school and medical school applicants. Our writers are all Ivy League graduates with admissions experience in our respective fields. We will draft a compelling letter for you that conveys the maturity, tenacity and professionalism that the committee expects at this level of competition.
6. Packages of Successful Reference Letters for Ivy League Candidates
Over the years, we have assembled a unique compilation of reference letters that opened the door for candidates who applied to highly competitive programs in medicine, law and business. Unlike the short, generic notes that we usually see, these letters eloquently document the candidate's strengths in the proper perspective, tone and level of detail. Whether you are writing a letter for a talented student or colleague or have been asked to write your OWN letter, these successful examples are mandatory reading.
7. Comprehensive Admissions Guides
We have published comprehensive guides to enable potential students (undergraduate, medical school, business school and law school) to better approach the Ivy League admissions process. Each guide contains invaluable details about getting accepted, including interview tips, the importnace of work experience and outside activities, mitigating factors and the mathematial formulas used to screen and rank applicants. Gain the benefits of a professional admissions coach at a tiny fraction of the cost.
8. Test Preparation Tutorials & Practice Exams (SAT, GMAT, GRE)
Each month, we receive hundreds of inquiries about the importance of standardized test scores in Ivy League admission. Just how important is that one-day test in determining whether you'll be accepted? From our experience, at most highly selective schools, your standardized test scores are more critical than your GPA in determining your admissions chances. You will not be a competitive candidate at the Ivy League unless you ace your entrance exam.
Ivy League Admission is proud to offer the Web's best preparation for the SAT, GMAT, and GRE in a convenient digital format - and at a highly affordable price. Before you take a life-changing exam, use these resources to maximize your chance of earning a top score.
9. Free Resume Preparation Tutorial
Use our free resources to best present your strengths to both employers and professional schools.