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Study Tips From The Top 10% (SAT, ACT, GRE)

When exams come around most people cram last minute, but is spending late nights trying to memorise formulas and facts a good idea? Here are the study habits that work for the top 10% of test takers (GRE,SAT,ACT,GMAT), see the infographic below (NOTE: from our advertising partner Magoosh, check out their selection of prep tests). Taking the day off before the exam is a bold plan indeed. Here’s what works for the top 10% of students.

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One additional tip, prepare ‘clear study notes’ that you can revise right before you go into the exam.

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Pizza Essay Gets Student Accepted To Ivy league

Do you want to get into one of the best colleges in the world? Then you might have to think outside the (Pizza) box. Admissions for the ivy league is challenging with the acceptance rate usually below 10%. But one teen used an unusual pitch in an essay to get offered a place at Yale where the acceptance rate is only 6.3%. Wait until you hear what she wrote about in her application essay: Pizza!

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In response to a prompt about what you love to do, was about Papa John’s. “I love to order pizza from Papa John’s so much,” Williams tells ABC News. “That was my first thought when I saw that prompt.” Her essay, which discussed how ordering from the pizza chain made her feel independent as a kid, was a bit of a risk, she admits, but it made an  impression on Yale’s admissions team. 

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5 Stupid Reasons to Study at Princeton

Choosing where to study is a big decision for Freshman. Here are  5 stupid (like good) reasons why you should apply to Princeton !

1 . A World Leading University

Princeton if you don’t already know is one of the best universities in the world.

#11  QS World University Rankings # 6 QS WU subject,Economics, # 7 World University  2017( Times Higher Edu)

2. Famous Alumni 

Jeff Bezos the founder of Amazon!

Jeff Bezos studied at Princeton and he just became the 2nd richest person in the world!  So did Michelle Obama and John F. Kennedy…

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3. Best Value for Your Money

Princeton has one of the lowest tuition costs of all the ivy league schools!

  • $45, 320 tuition for 2016-17 academic year.
  • $ 60,090 Total cost  (inc room & board, fees)

4. Historic & Beautiful Campus 

Princeton Campus
Princeton Campus

Princeton is  found on the scenic Lake Carnegie in the affluent suburbs of New Jersey. Additionally Princeton’s campus is the largest of all of the Ivy League schools with over 500 acres of property. Princeton University also finds itself comfortably located between both Philadelphia and New York City while still providing the majestic scenery that can only be offered from schools outside of the urban setting.

5.  Awesome Academics

  • The student to faculty ratio at Princeton is 5:1.

According to the Princeton website:

Our curriculum encourages students to explore many disciplines and to develop a deep understanding in one area of concentration. Students apply to Princeton University, not to individual departments, programs or schools. Once enrolled, students may pursue either the Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) or the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) degree.

It’s clear now that you should add Princeton to your application list!

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5 Crazy Reasons to Apply to Northwestern

Choosing where to study can be a daunting task, and it’s a good idea to apply to a number of different colleges to keep your options open. Here’s 5 crazy reasons why you should consider Northwestern! Like you need a reason…


1. Beautiful Campus 

Northwestern has two main campuses Evanston & Chicago.  With a 240-acre campus in Evanston on the shore of Lake Michigan. Students can enjoy a student town vibe@  lifestyle in Evanston while still being close to a city (Chicago).

2. Top Ranking College 

Northwestern is ranked highly as one of the top colleges in the US:

  • #2oth World University # =13th US Colleges (Times Higher Edu) 
  •  # 10 Law school, #17 Medical school (US News & World Report)

3. A leading Business School 

Northwestern has a top ranked business school ‘Kellogg school of Management’ .

# 5 Business School (US News & World Report)

4. Study Abroad, See the World 

Northwestern offers a range of Study Abroad program for undergraduates, it prioritizes international study for students, and  700+ undergraduates study abroad every year.

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5. 12 Schools

A diverse range of schools and majors are available at Northwestern. 500 + student clubs, sounds fun!

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5 Non Ivy Colleges To Apply

While applying to an Ivy League college is a priority for high achievers, there are equally as great colleges you should consider applying to which are outside the Ivy League fraternity. Here are 5 top colleges you should consider applying to study at. Getting admitted to one of these top US colleges may even be better than an Ivy degree.

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

City: Cambridge, MA


 #1 by QS World University Rankings

#1 STEM College ( for science, technology, engineering, and math). Forbes 2016 -2017 2017

Undergraduate $48,452

Total price including (dining & accom) $65,478


      2. Stanford University Stanford

Est 1891

City: Palo Alto, California 


#2 QS World university Rankings

Located in Silicon Valley a short distance from Google, HP and Yahoo. 97% of undergraduates live on campus. 20 Nobel laureates are currently members of the Stanford community. Offers arguably the best MBA in the US.


3. Georgetown University 

Georgetown UniversityEst 1789

About: Georgetown University is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit institution of higher learning in the United States. John Carroll’s founding of Georgetown College coincides with the birth of our nation.

City: Located in Washington, D.C.


Undergraduate: $49,968
Graduate: $46,272
MBA: $55,050
Law: $57,576
Medicine: $49,772

4. California Institute of Technology (Caltech)


EST 1891

CITY: Pasadena, California

About: Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering Institute. The Institute has one of the nation’s lowest student-to-faculty ratios, with 300 professorial faculty members offering a rigorous curriculum and access to varied learning opportunities and hands-on research

Student Size: 1,000 undergraduates and 1,250 graduate students.


  • Average need-based financial-aid package: $38,983


  • #5 QS World University Rankings


5. Harvey Mudd College


Est 1955

City: Claremont, California. (Outside LA).

About: We’re one of the premier engineering, science and mathematics colleges in the United States. Mudd offers nine engineering, science and mathematics-based majors, all grounded in a solid core curriculum that includes a healthy dose of humanities and social science courses.

Number of students: about 800


  • Tuition: $52,383
  • Room and board: $17,051
  • Financial Aid: About 75 percent of students receive financial aid


US news & world best colleges 17

  • No. 1 – Most Innovative Schools

Princeton Review 16-17

  • No. 1 – Best Career Placement
  • No. 3 – Top 25 Colleges That Pay You Back for Students With No Demonstrated Need


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Ivy League Admission Secrets

Ivy League Admission Secrets!

Getting into an Ivy League college is a dream for many students every year.  Beyond getting strong grades and an excellent SAT score, what secrets do you need to know? Here’s some additional secrets for getting into an Ivy League college.

1.  Apply early decision

If you choose to get accepted early decision it might pay off. This is probably best for applicants with grades that might not be excellent.

2. Showcase your academic specialities 

Perhaps you play a musical instrument or speak a second language, don’t forget to make these points in your application.


3. Make your application essay stand-out from the crowd

Don’t underestimate the importance of the application essay. Don’t just expect your excellent grades to get you into Harvard. Show why you deserve a spot in one of the best colleges on the planet.

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5 Most Difficult Ivy League Colleges to Get Into

Getting into the Ivy League is a dream for many aspiring college students. But which Ivy Leagues are the toughest to gain admission and the most selective when it comes to reviewing applicants?  Here are the top 5 most difficult Ivy League colleges by admissions. Ranked by acceptance rate…

1.Harvard University — 5.2%

Harvard Baker Building.

2.Columbia University — 6.04%

Columbia University The Steps
Columbia University The Steps

3.Yale University — 6.27%

Yale Campus
Yale Campus

4.Princeton University — 6.46%

Princeton Flag
Princeton Flag

5.Brown University — 9.01%

Its not easy getting admission into an Ivy League college, but these five are the most difficult !

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Top Ranked Stem University

MIT Sloan

The top ranking STEM Colleges for 2016 has been released by Forbes, here are the top 8 colleges for science, technology, engineering, and math. Cornell is the only Ivy League to make the top 8 at number 3 position.

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)

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2. US Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD)

3. Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)

Cornell Campus
Cornell Campus

4. Rice University (Houston, TX)

5. US Airforce Academy (Colorado Springs, CO)

6. California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)

7. Harvey Mudd College (Claremont, CA)

8.Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburg,PA)

According to the average wage for STEM graduates is high, > $51,000. Graduates are in high demand from these top colleges.

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Source: Forbes