Timothy Peck 4 min read Applying to College

CollegeVine Student Results for the 2018-2019 Admissions Cycle

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At CollegeVine, we’re happy to help talented high school students fulfill their higher education dreams. The closing of the 2018-2019 admissions cycle is an exciting time for us because we finally see the results of the hard work our students have put forth over the past weeks, months, and years. These positive outcomes are really exciting—for example, in 2018-2019, CollegeVine students were 2.5 times more likely to be accepted into an Ivy League school based on average acceptance rates. For our admissions consultants, their student’s exhilarating successes are reminders of the excitement they themselves experienced when they were accepted into the country’s most competitive colleges.

 

Note: These numbers are based on the 518 CollegeVine students who responded to our survey. We will update as we get more responses.

Our College Applications Program

The conclusion of the 2018-2019 admissions cycle is also an affirmation of the effect CollegeVine’s College Applications Program can have on a student’s odds of acceptance into a top school; this year alone, 192 of our students were accepted into Ivy league schools. It’s no accident that CollegeVine students are so successful at getting into top schools—in 2018-2019, our students were 2.6 times more likely to be accepted into a Top 10 College.

 

Our College Applications Program is designed to provide talented and driven students with a strategy for success and a guideline for constructing a profile top schools will find irresistible.

 

Working one-on-one with students through every step of the college admissions process, our admissions consultants begin by helping students build a list of schools they would like to attend and understand their chance of admissions. Then, our consultants work with the student to create a plan—including the GPA a student will need to maintain, the test scores they’ll need to achieve, and letters of recommendation that they’ll need to secure. Our admissions consultants will also advise students on course selection and extracurricular activity participation, all while tracking deadlines and milestones to ensure that students stay on schedule.

 

When it’s time to apply to college, our advisors assist students in developing an application theme that best highlights their achievements and stand-out characteristics; using this theme, we support students in writing creative, well-thought-out essays that will grab admissions officers’ attention. We even offer guidance and prep to help applicants ace college interviews.

 

Our Results for the 2018-2019 Admissions Cycle

It’s tempting to go on and on about the merits of College Applications Program, especially in the wake of such a successful 2018-2019 admissions cycle, but we’ll let you look at the numbers and draw your own conclusions. Below, you’ll see how much higher a CollegeVine student’s chances of acceptance at top schools are in comparison to average acceptance rates this applications cycle:

 

College Group CollegeVine Acceptance Rate vs. Average Acceptance Rates 
HYPSM 2.7x
Ivy League 2.5x
Top 10 2.6x
Top 20 2.3x
Top 30 2.0x

Want to know your real chances of admission?

Estimating your chance of getting into a college is not easy in today’s competitive environment. Thankfully, with our state-of-the-art software and data, we can analyze your academic and extracurricular profile and estimate your chances. Our profile analysis tool can also help you identify the improvement you need to make to enter your dream school.

If you’re looking for more fine-grained information about the difference our focused college advising can have on a student’s chances of acceptance to one of the nation’s top schools, take a look at this breakdown of CollegeVine’s students’ acceptances in the 2018-2019 admissions cycle:

 

College #Total Acceptances (based on 518 student responses) CollegeVine Acceptance Rate vs. Average Acceptance Rates 
Harvard 20 2.2x
Yale 25 3.1x
Princeton 13 2.2x
MIT 16 3.1x
Stanford 15 2.6x
University of Chicago 16 2.2x
Brown 21 2.1x
Duke 29 2.9x
Dartmouth 19 2.2x
Cornell 40 2.7x
University of Pennsylvania 32 2.7x
Columbia 20 3.2x
Caltech 4 2.8x
Johns Hopkins 18 1.9x
Northwestern 15 1.4x
Rice 13 3.4x
Vanderbilt 32 3.2x
Washington University 21 2.2x
University of California Berkeley 62 2.8x
UCLA 54 2.4x
Georgetown 17 1.8x
Emory 26 2.1x
University of Southern California 31 2.6x
Carnegie Mellon 27 3.8x
University of Virginia 30 1.6x
Tufts University 15 2.0x
University of Michigan 67 1.9x
Wake Forest 9 1.6x
NYU 42 2.5x
University of California Santa Barbara 55 2.2x
UNC-Chapel Hill 32 1.8x
Total Ivy League 190
Total Top 15 348
Total Top 30 836

 

While we’re exceptionally proud of our students who have been accepted to the nation’s most competitive schools, what makes our students—and their results—so outstanding is that they come from diverse backgrounds. Notably, the majority of our students are from public schools. Our College Applications Program helps these students compete against applicants from the very best private schools—schools that offer near-unlimited access to guidance counselors (who often begin preparing their students for college admissions as early as freshman year of high school).

 

In contrast to private school students, the typical public school students receive 38 minutes of guidance time in their entire high school career; in the U.S., there is one guidance counselor for every 472 students. The sad truth is guidance counselors’ time is simply spread too thin to offer the in-depth support necessary to bolster a student’s chances of acceptance to a top college. Our results show that our program is perfectly tailored to give students from all backgrounds the edge they need to succeed in the incredibly competitive world of college admissions.

 

How We Helped Make College Affordable

Even after a CollegeVine student is accepted to college, we continue to work to make college more affordable for them—primarily by assisting our students in researching, applying for, and winning scholarships. The strong academic and extracurricular profiles we help students construct to appeal to colleges are equally enticing to scholarship committees. 95% of CollegeVine families who applied for merit aid received at least one scholarship offer that, over four years, is greater than the cost of their CollegeVine program.

 

Just as we celebrate the admission of our students into the nation’s top colleges and universities, we’re happy to brag about our student’s success at winning scholarships. The average merit scholarship for our clients is $18,200 a year, or $72,800 over the course of four years. In the 2018-2019 admissions cycle, our students won $17.6 million, or $70.3 million over four years!

 

If you want to learn more about how our College Applications Program can make your college dreams a reality, contact us today. We have a track record of getting students into top schools and winning valuable awards, and we can do the same for you!

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Timothy Peck
Blogger at CollegeVine
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A graduate of Northeastern University with a degree in English, Tim Peck currently lives in Concord, New Hampshire, where he balances a freelance writing career with the needs of his two Australian Shepherds to play outside.