Increase Your College Acceptance Rate to 98%!

There’s no doubt about it: applying to college is stressful. In the States, over 2600 schools offer bachelor’s degree programs, a dizzying array of options to any prospective student. But if you take the time to compile an effective college list, one that suits your academic profile most, you can increase your odds of admission […]

College Visits: What You Need To Know

     Campus visits are exciting, informative, and absolutely crucial in deciding which school is right for you. This article will explore the nuts-and-bolts of the college visit, pose some vital do’s and don’ts regarding expected behavior, and provide a laundry list of details students and families must observe during campus visits.  After reading, you will […]

US vs UK Colleges – Where should I send my children?

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Being the Top SAT and ACT Test Preparation Center in Hong Kong, it would seem very obvious that we promote American based colleges. However, our support for the two most prominent exams in the world helping secure college admissions doesn’t simply come from our expertise.  It was a strategic decision many years ago when we acknowledged that […]

Richer Colleges Get Richer – The Wealthiest 10 Universities in the US

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Oxford dictionary defines an “endowment” as: “An income or form of property given or bequeathed to someone.”  It also explains it as: ” A form of life insurance involving payment of a fixed sum to the insured person on a specified date, or to their estate should they die before this date.” While the latter is […]

Better Essays for the New SAT, ACT, & SSAT: Pt. 1

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While all three of the major exams for Colleges and Top Boarding schools will be optional after March of 2016 (and currently for the ACT & the SSAT), it’s still CRITICAL for students to write a strong and effective essay for their prospective schools. One of the best methods of improving your writing skills is practicing […]

Universities Spotlight: The Little Three

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As we’ve pointed out and as many other publications have as well, the Global Top Universities are littered with names like Stanford, Harvard, or MIT.  However, unbeknownst to many in Asia, there are some amazing Universities that might be considered the “Hidden Ivies.” As one of the Best Admissions Consulting departments, we would like to share […]

Front to the Future: Why Stanford is the Most Sought After University

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If you haven’t been keeping up with Admissions Rates, Stanford has the most selective undergraduate University rate in the United States, if not the world. This past year, Stanford admitted “1,402 high school seniors for Stanford’s Class of 2019, in addition to the 742 early action students accepted in December… At 5.05 percent, this year’s […]

Ivy League SAT Scores for Asians (Chinese+), Whites, and More

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According to the Harvard Crimson, the class of 2017 “…scored a 2237 on the SAT. Average standardized test scores varied by ethnicity…” Varied by ethnicity??? Basically, if you were born Asian (i.e., in Hong Kong or in China), you are disadvantaged from birth.  Trying to enter one of the most prestigious universities is doubly challenging simply […]