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What We Do

The Problem

Students, especially those at public high schools, are under-resourced when it comes to college admissions. They aren’t getting much help from their high schools — the average guidance counselor to student ratio is 1:472. Local private counselors are seizing an opportunity to fill the gap, but they can charge unreasonable amounts for services that families can’t really be sure are high quality. For such an important life decision, unfortunately it is the students and the families that suffer.

Our mission is to level the playing field.

Did you know?


38 is the average number of minutes of college assistance that a public school student receives from their guidance depts. across 4 years.

Our Solution in a Nutshell

We have figured out something that fundamentally changes the nature of admissions guidance — near peer mentorship. By selectively hiring only the most talented, successful college students and rigorously training them in all aspects of admissions, we’ve created a network of expert admissions mentors who have recently succeeded in the process themselves. And with a fee structure starting at considerably less than our competitors, we are uniquely affordable.

This innovative network of consultants and mentors is our edge. And our results speak for themselves.

Our Consultants

The Best Admissions Team in the Country

Our consultants are extremely talented current college students or recent graduates from universities. Since they just went through the process themselves, the latest trends in admissions are fresh on their minds. Our consultants also live on the campuses, so they understand intuitively the type of applicant each school is looking for.

But excelling in the admissions process isn’t the only qualification our consultants have. After all, there’s plenty of smart college kids who would make terrible consultants (no offense to them!). So what are we to do?

Well, first our hiring standards are extremely selective. We screen consultants based on resume, looking for indications of strong passion and excellent interpersonal skills. They complete several interviews and mock sessions. Then, we require them to complete an intensive writing examination that over 80% of job applicants don’t pass. Some don’t even finish it. In total, only ~20% of consultants make it through the hiring funnel.

Next, we have a rigorous training process. Before consultants interact with even a single client, they must complete several certifications in admissions knowledge, college essays, emotional management, and more.

The result is a team of highly professional college admissions experts with firsthand experience. Best of all, our mentors are close in age to high school students, allowing them to connect on a personal level that is absolutely critical in a process that is all about developing your unique profile.

The local neighborhood consultant simply can’t compare.



Our son said that his counselor actually made working on his application fun! [His] counselor asked many soul-searching questions to help draw out my son’s unique personality and qualities so that he could make a definite impression in his essays. I have to say that the process respected our son’s autonomy, probably more than we, as parents, would have been able to do, if we had been making suggestions about his essays!

T.G., son accepted to Princeton Class of 2020 (read more)


Our Results

We’ve been around for a while, so we have the luxury of powering all of our decisions with the data of thousands of clients that have come before you. Our consultants only make recommendations that are backed by data.

This advantage, combined with our unique network and student-focused approach, is part of why our clients have been so successful.

Whether it’s gaining over 130 acceptances to the Ivy League in just one year or navigating the entire application process more easily, our clients’ results are unbelievably good (and don’t even get us started on our mentorship results). See for yourself.


Our 2015-16 Students Were Accepted To:

  • Boston College
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Columbia University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Georgetown University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Stanford University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Yale University
  • Brown University
  • University of California — Berkeley
  • University of Chicago
  • Cornell University
  • Duke University
  • Harvard University
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • Northeastern University
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Princeton University
  • University of Southern California
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • And Many More!

We Get the Best Results

88% of our clients ultimately get accepted to a top 20 school. We provide a quality that can’t be matched.

CLIENTS ACCEPTED TO AN IVY LEAGUE SCHOOL
78%
CLIENTS ACCEPTED TO TOP 20 UNIVERSITY
88%

  • 19 College Campuses

    Our consultant team hails from the Ivy League and other top schools.

  • $120,000
    Average Total Scholarships Offered per Client

    We don't just help you get into school. We also help make it more affordable.

  • 80+
    Schools Our Students Have Gotten Into

    Our insight into actual admissions outcomes is unparalleled.

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Testimonials

We provide a service quality that can't be matched. But don't just take it from us!

  • Cornell University Admissions

    “The college application process is not new to our family, as KK is our third child. As someone in the field of education, I am truly impressed with your business and your helpfulness, particularly with that initial hour-long phone conversation with KK. I am thankful that we discovered CollegeVine – just in the nick of time!”

    Accepted to Cornell
    LK
    Parent, Cornell Class of 2019
  • Yale University Admissions

    "Working with CollegeVine definitely helped boost my potential to get into my top college. My consultant was extremely knowledgeable and gave me great advice. I was particularly impressed with the insider tips for the interview, which helped me tremendously. Overall it was a great experience!"

    Accepted to Yale
    PW
    Yale Class of 2018
  • Harvard University Admissions

    CollegeVine’s SAT prep service gave me a fresh take not only on the SAT, but also on the way test prep services worked. The starting material was difficult at first, but within days I would get only 1 wrong at most per section. As a result, I walked into test day with almost no anxiety, ultimately earning a 2400 from only 2 weeks of preparation.”

    Accepted to Harvard
    CC
    Final SAT Score: 2400
  • Princeton University

    “My CollegeVine mentor was someone I would go to whenever I needed guidance. He offered his advice and tips throughout high school which helped me overcome academic challenges. He was someone who was there for me whenever I had a question. I am fortunate to have his friendship and guidance.”

    Accepted to Princeton
    KS
    Princeton Class of 2018
  • University of Pennsylvania

    "The greatest help CollegeVine gave me was in writing my essays; my essay specialist had a sharp eye, always pinpointing exactly what I needed to change and edit. His feedback truly made all the difference. Again, thanks so much for everything!"

    Accepted to University of Pennsylvania
    AP
    UPenn Class of 2020
Our 2015 Students Were Accepted To
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Brandeis University
  • Brown University
  • California Institute of Technology
  • University of California — Berkeley
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • University of Chicago
  • College of William and Mary
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • University of California — Davis
  • Duke University
  • Emory University
  • University of Florida
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Harvard University
  • University of Illinois — Urbana-Champaign
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of California — Los Angeles
  • Lehigh University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan — Ann Arbor
  • New York University
  • University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill
  • Northeastern University
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Pennsylvania State University — University Park
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Princeton University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • University of Rochester
  • Rice University
  • University of California — San Diego
  • Stanford University
  • University of California — Santa Barbara
  • University of Southern California
  • Vanderbilt University
  • University of Virginia
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • University of Wisconsin — Madison
  • Yale University
  • ... and more!

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