Ivy Scholars is the premier college admissions consulting firm for high school students in the Greater Houston area who are seeking admission to top tier colleges and universities.
High school students in Houston have high test scores, great extracurriculars, and dream of going to the nation’s top colleges. Sadly, many of these students are under-supported when applying to college. In fact, the average student:counselor ratio in Harris County is 300:1. While this is better than the Texas average, it still often leaves counselors overwhelmed, and students without the support they need.
Houstonians and their parents are turning to Ivy Scholars for the support they need. We’ve been helping Houston students on their collegiate journey for 6 years, and have helped over 300 students on their way to some of the country’s top colleges, including Harvard, Princeton, Rice, Yale, and Stanford. Now, we’ve become the top college consulting firm in Houston, and for good reason.
Here you can see our student’s success rate for the best schools in Texas, and some of the country’s top universities:
General Admissions Rate
IS Success Rate
On average, the students we help are 3x more likely to be admitted into their top schools.
We have two offices in the Houston area; our original office in Sugar Land, and our new office in River Oaks. We mentor students from the following schools:
Outside of just working with students from around Houston, our Candidacy Building program has helped students find connections with businesses and nonprofit organizations throughout the Houston area. Here are a few organizations we’ve helped students find opportunities with around Houston:
Colleges like to see that students have invested in their community, and worked to make it better, and we hold ourselves to the same standard. Alongside helping our students find exemplary ways to give back to the Houston community, we have launched our own pro bono service to give back to the community which has done so much for us.
When Houston parents come to us, they’re looking for expert advice. Just as you want to hire an accomplished engineer to design a house, or an honest accountant to help with your taxes, so should you want an experienced counselor to help you apply to top colleges.
With counselors based in Houston and around the country, we have experience with top colleges across the US. Each student works 1 on 1 with a mentor who guides them through the process, supported by a team of editors, researchers, and experts to help with specific concerns or areas of interest. Each student’s applications are reviewed multiple times by multiple people before we sign off, to make sure we always help our students put their best foot forward.
We begin working with students where they are, beginning as early as 8th grade, or as late as right after Early Decision results come out; either way we are able to help them find college solutions that work for them.