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.
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!
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.
We know what your thinking this is a joke? But it’s a true story. Unbelievable!
Comment below if you think a pizza essay is a good idea.?
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 studied at Princeton and he just became the 2nd richest person in the world! So did Michelle Obama and John F. Kennedy…
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
#1 by QS World University Rankings
#1 STEM College ( for science, technology, engineering, and math). Forbes 2016 -2017
Total price including (dining & accom) $65,478
2. Stanford University
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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%
2.Columbia University — 6.04%
3.Yale University — 6.27%
4.Princeton University — 6.46%
5.Brown University — 9.01%
Its not easy getting admission into an Ivy League college, but these five are the most difficult !
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)
2. US Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD)
3. Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
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 Payscale.com the average wage for STEM graduates is high, > $51,000. Graduates are in high demand from these top colleges.