Ivy Scholars is the premier college admissions consulting firm for high school students in New York City seeking admission to top-tier colleges and universities.
High school students in New York have high test scores, great extracurriculars, and dreams of attending the nation’s top colleges. Sadly, many of these students are under-supported when applying to college. In fact, the average student:counselor ratio at New York City high schools is 202:1. This is noticeably better than the national average but still leaves students without enough college admissions support, especially as applications grow increasingly competitive.
Parents want the best for their students and to ensure they have the support they need to get into top-tier institutions. For that reason, New Yorkers are turning to Ivy Scholars for their college admissions needs.
Ivy Scholars students continue to enter the nation’s top colleges at rates well above the mean as college admissions rates drop. Our results speak for themselves:
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Overall, students who work with Ivy Scholars are admitted to their top-choice schools at 3x the average rate.
We have deep roots in New York and a long history with its colleges. Our mentors hold degrees from Columbia and CUNY and live throughout the city, from midtown to Brooklyn. We know the unique challenges and opportunities a city like New York provides from personal experience and how to leverage those opportunities when applying to colleges.
Ivy Scholars has experience helping younger students take full advantage of the resources available in the big apple. We’ve helped students secure internships at the Met and Bank of America and positions with the Council for Economic Education, 21/64, and Columbia University’s Incite program.
Of course, as great as New York is, some students want to get out of the city and move states for college. We have helped students gain acceptance into prestigious summer programs and internships across the country, including the Stanford Anesthesiology Summer Institute, Yale Young Global Scholars, Research Science Institute at MIT, Wharton’s Global Youth Program, LaunchX at MIT, and Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program.
We hire the best admissions consultants wherever they are located, and this has given us deep ties to New York. We know New York, so when New Yorkers come to us for advice, we know to give it to them straight. We pride ourselves on giving accurate and actionable advice, which is tailored to each student’s unique situation and needs.
Every student is different and needs different things from their college counselor. A student who would thrive at NYU might freeze at Dartmouth, and one who finds a community they love at Barnard may get overwhelmed by the crowds at Cornell. They need college counseling that will take their needs into account and not just steer them down a pre-set, well-traveled path.
At Ivy Scholars, we approach each student as an individual and give them an honest assessment of their strengths and prospects in the admissions process. We then take their ambitions into account, whether that be an Ivy League university, a dream school in sunny California, the best scholarships they can get, or pursuing their athletic career at the next level.
Each student works 1-on-1 with a mentor, supported by a team of editors, strategy experts, and researchers. Each application benefits from strategic-level guidance on where to apply and on how to best craft their essays to appeal to the admissions officers at a specific college. After all, Yale and Harvard are both great schools, but that does not make them the same (just ask any alum!).
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. New York may be the city that never sleeps, but you can rest easy when you entrust your collegiate future to Ivy Scholars.
If you want to hear how we can help you, schedule a free consultation today.