College Rankings, what do they really mean?

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By Ally Ip (Senior Admissions Consulting Partner at The Edge Learning Center) Just last week, a senior came to me and asked what he could do to convince his father that the university he was accepted to is a “top school.” On one hand, that university was a dream school to many of his friends. On the […]

How to Approach the Columbia University Supplements

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By Levi Busch (Test Preparation (ACT/SAT/SSAT), English Literature at The Edge Learning Center) As the only Ivy League school located in The Big Apple, Columbia owes its status as one of the nation’s premier academic institutions in large part to the world-class resources that only a city like New York has the ability to leverage. Students studying Masterpieces […]

5 Outstanding Social Science Courses in the UK

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More than 150,000 students study social sciences at the undergraduate level each year in the UK. Given this popularity, most universities offer degrees in various social science disciplines (economics, politics, philosophy, anthropology). Some universities, however, have earned reputations for their unique course programming in the social sciences. Today, we are going to explore 5 of […]

Universities in the Netherlands: 5 Things to Consider

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By Marcella Ho (Admissions Consultant at The Edge Learning Center) In recent years, our experts at The Edge have noticed an increasing interest in higher education in Europe. In particular, many parents and students inquire about universities in the Netherlands, as they view the country as highly advanced and well versed in English. To demystify universities in […]

Getting into the Top US Universities – ACT & SAT Exam Strategies (II)

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By Marcella Ho, Leo Lam (Admissions Consultant and Head of Test Preparation at The Edge Learning Center)  In our previous blog post, The Edge’s test prep expert and admissions consultant provided their insights on the scores that you need to get into the Top 30 US universities and the best study strategies to achieve those scores. This […]

Getting into the Top US Universities – ACT & SAT Exam Strategies (I)

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By Marcella Ho, Leo Lam (Admissions Consultant and Head of Test Preparation at The Edge Learning Center) Since the New SAT was introduced in 2016, students and parents have been trying to gauge the minimum caliber needed to secure a place in top US universities. This time, The Edge’s Admissions Consultant and Test Prep expert are teaming […]

Implementing Strategy as an Education Company – Innovation Enterprise

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The Edge’s Founder and CEO, Duc Luu, also the Chief Strategy Officer at RISE Education, has recently shared his insights on implementing a successful strategy as an Education Company in the Asia-Pacific region in Innovation Enterprise, the business media company. Read on to hear Duc sharing on the uniqueness about RISE Education’s strategy, the different approaches and challenges of […]

Do US Boarding Schools give an advantage to Ivy-Caliber Universities Admissions?

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The Ivy League has always been targeted by many college-bound students, and sometimes their parents, for their worldwide prestige, esteemed academic quality, and unparalleled career opportunities. However, as applicants from all over the world are eyeing for a spot in the Ivy League schools, competition to enter these selective universities are becoming fiercer every year. […]

A Comprehensive High School Summer Program Guide

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Summer vacation is a precious opportunity for students to pursue their interests, further their studies, as well as to explore future academic options. In particular, students who are interested in studying overseas would likely spend summers abroad to get a taste of the environment. Many universities in the US offer challenging, insightful, and unique programs […]

Radio Interview with Duc Luu – Running The Race

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Recently, The Edge’s Founder and CEO, Duc Luu had the opportunity to be interviewed by Hong Kong’s D100 radio show, Running the Race. Running the race is a show sharing the various ways entrepreneurs have been successful over time. Duc shares his story from the humble days of founding The Edge to the recent merger with the RISE […]

How to use Social Media effectively in College Admissions?

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By Gary Keung (Admissions Consultant at The Edge Learning Center) In or out? The increasing importance admissions placed to your Social Media accounts and how to use it to YOUR advantage. As the college admissions results are being released in batches at this time of the year, many students may happily share their excitement on being […]

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