College Applicants – Keep These Ivy League Admissions Stats in Mind!

As many of you may already know, the Early Decision/Early Action deadlines for many universities are soon approaching, and this also includes the deadline for early application to the Ivy League. November 1st is imminent, and if you’re a senior thinking about applying to an Ivy League university you should be almost finished with your application by now.


Deadlines for Early Admission at many universities pushed back due to Common Application errors

With deadlines for early admission to the nation’s colleges and universities looming, a new version of the online Common Application that is used by over 500 schools has been riddled with malfunctions; in turn, alarming students in the process and putting admissions offices weeks behind schedule.

Over recent weeks, numerous colleges and universities have postponed early application deadlines citing the technical issues stemming from the use of the Common Application.


So you want to go to Ivy?

If you want to go to an Ivy League level university, you’re going to need to hit the ground running. Thousands of student every year just like yourself apply to some of the most competitive schools in the world. Many are valedictorians who are at the top of their class. Here are some stats on those accepted to top tier universities.


Ivy League application deadlines: Regular decision

Brown University
Supplement to the Common Application: January 1, 2012
Common Application for first-year students: January 1, 2012
Decisions mailed/released: On or around April 1, 2012
Please note that the Supplement must be submitted before the Common Application

Columbia University
Common Application for first-year students: January 1, 2012
Deposit deadline for admitted Early Decision candidates: January 17, 2012


Important Facts about the Ivy League

A little bit of history…
The Ivy League was founded in 1954 and it is one of the most diverse intercollegiate conferences in the country with over 8,000 athletes competing each year. Sponsoring 33 men and women’s sports, and averaging 35 different sports teams at each school, the Ivy League provides students intercollegiate athletic opportunities for more men and women than any other conference in the country.


How to apply to Ivy League schools

Rod B., Aristotle Circle expert and college counselor, shares his views on what Ivy League admissions officers are looking for. And he should know -- he used to work at Brown and Columbia!


Hail to the Chief

In honor of President’s Day Aristotle Circle took a look at the academic careers of our country’s 44 leaders. The results may surprise you. While there is no doubt that many of the American presidents have been extremely well educated, not all of them attended college and of those that did – not all graduated. Over time, education has gotten more important, since 1953 all of the US presidents have held college degrees. Our last two elected leaders have both had Ivy League educations and graduate degrees. George W.

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