One of the most important parts of the college application process is creating a balanced list, full of schools that a student would actually want to attend if accepted. As part of our four-part series on different categories of colleges and universities, we introduce you and your child to Ivy League and Ivy-peer schools. These universities combine rigorous academics, large endowments and high-profile alumni to become some of the most competitive universities in the world. Join us as we highlight the nine Ivy League schools along with peers such as Stanford, Duke and University of Chicago, what type of student attends these schools, what admissions officers are looking for in an application and how to stand out in your applications.
Jamie received a BA from University of Mary Washington and an MA in higher education administration from George Mason University. Jamie has a decade of admissions experience at several institutions, including University of California – Berkeley and Loyola University Maryland. He also served as associate director of college counseling at a private high school in Washington, DC. Jamie provides oversight for all undergraduate counseling at AcceptU. He is an IECA Professional Member.
Kyle received a BS from Vanderbilt University and a certificate in college advising from Columbia University. Kyle has more than five years of admissions experience, including at the State University of New York as well as Rice University, where she was an Assistant Director of Admissions and oversaw the BS/MD program with Baylor College of Medicine. Kyle manages a caseload of clients as well as a team of AcceptU counselors. She is an IECA Associate Member.
Anna received an MA in higher education from Stanford University and a BA in geography from University of California – Los Angeles. She worked at Stanford for more than ten years in various administrative roles, including the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Artie received his Ph.D. from Duke University in African American history and a BA from Cornell University in Africana Studies and history. Artie worked in admissions at Cornell for ten years and athletics admissions for four years. He was also a varsity coach at Cornell for 20 years.