Ben Stern meets with students in Vietnam
01
Jul

Meet Ben Stern in Delhi July 2019

Legendary college counselor and IvyAchievement CEO Ben Stern is currently in Delhi and is available for consultations. Whether you’re in high school, in college, or already graduated, you can get personalized guidance for admissions abroad. Location:Prius Platinum Building, DLF Saket 110017 Cost: INR 3000 for a 45-minute consultation (pay on site). First 15 to sign … Continue reading Meet Ben Stern in Delhi July 2019

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19
Mar

150+ High School Summer Programs at Top Colleges

High school summer programs on a college campus can be a great way for students to become familiar with what it’s like to be in a campus academic and social environment. Summer programs are especially helpful for international students who may not be familiar with American campus culture. These high school summer programs are held … Continue reading 150+ High School Summer Programs at Top Colleges

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06
Feb

Why (Almost) Every International Student Should Take a Gap Year

by Benjamin P. Stern, Founder & CEO of IvyAchievement Taking time off from studies between high school and college (a “gap year”) is becoming increasingly common. Nearly 20 years ago, education professionals at Harvard University (including long-time Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons) wrote a comprehensive argument for why a gap year … Continue reading Why (Almost) Every International Student Should Take a Gap Year

IvyAchievement International Admissions and Financial Aid Guide preview
14
Oct

IvyAchievement 2019 International College Admissions and Financial Aid Guide

The long-awaited 2019 IvyAchievement International College Admissions and Financial Aid Guide is finally here. Download it now! Our International College Admissions and Financial Aid Guide includes the following data for over 300 schools: Institution name and nickname(s) City and state University/college type and religious affiliation US News National University, Liberal Arts College, Engineering, and Business rankings International … Continue reading IvyAchievement 2019 International College Admissions and Financial Aid Guide

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09
Apr

Visiting all eight Ivy League campuses in one day

IvyAchievement founder and CEO Ben Stern sought to commemorate “Ivy Day” (the day all eight Ivy League colleges release their admissions decisions) by visiting all eight schools. Ben recruited Columbia student Mohak Sharma (who transferred from Drexel University) to come along for the ride. Ben formulated an ambitious plan: 5am depart Ithaca, New York (quick stop on … Continue reading Visiting all eight Ivy League campuses in one day

27
Mar

Ivy Day Grand Tour – Visiting all 8 Ivy League Schools

This Wednesday, May 28, 2018 is “Ivy Day,” when all eight members of the Ivy League release their undergraduate admissions decisions. In honor of Ivy Day, our founder and CEO Ben Stern will become the first person to visit all eight schools in a single day. (We don’t think this has ever been done; if you have … Continue reading Ivy Day Grand Tour – Visiting all 8 Ivy League Schools

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30
Jan

The 2018 IvyAchievement Computer Science Rankings

Introduction Most students who pursue computer science do so for one simple reason: to prepare for a career in computer science. Deciding where to apply and where to enroll are crucial decisions at the beginning of such a career. But where should you apply? How important is the decision? Many students and parents rely on computer science rankings to … Continue reading The 2018 IvyAchievement Computer Science Rankings

Preview of Ben Stern's IvyAchievement International Admissions and Financial Aid Guide
27
Sep

Introducing Ben Stern’s IvyAchievement International Financial Aid and Admissions Guide

Click here to view Ben Stern’s newly released IvyAchievement International Financial Aid and Admissions Guide!  Data includes: College city and state Number of undergraduates Percent of undergraduates who are international students Fixed costs (tuition, fees, room & board) without aid Financial aid policy (need-blind with full need met, need-based only, merit-based only, both need-based and merit-based, … Continue reading Introducing Ben Stern’s IvyAchievement International Financial Aid and Admissions Guide

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12
Apr

IvyAchievement Counselors’ Guide to Indian College Applicants Part III: Indian High School

The IvyAchievement Counselors’ Guide to Indian College Applicants is meant for college admissions professionals, Indian parents and students, high-school counselors, and anyone curious about how and why Indian students come to the United States and Canada. It contains material already familiar to each audience, but from the perspective of an American counselor who has spent a great … Continue reading IvyAchievement Counselors’ Guide to Indian College Applicants Part III: Indian High School

25
Mar

The IvyAchievement Counselors’ Guide to Indian College Applicants: Part II

About this Guide The IvyAchievement Counselors’ Guide to Indian College Applicants is meant for college admissions professionals, Indian parents and students, high-school counselors, and anyone curious about how and why Indian students come to the United States and Canada. It contains material already familiar to each audience, but from the perspective of an American counselor who has … Continue reading The IvyAchievement Counselors’ Guide to Indian College Applicants: Part II