Daniel Berkowitz
Daniel Berkowitz

About

PhD in theoretical physics from Yale and lover of philosophy offering comprehensive college consulting services that will make you stand out in the best possible way from the glut of applicants whose essays are filled with empty platitudes, tautologies, and truisms.

Daniel helped students get into:
Columbia UniversityYale University
Johns Hopkins UniversityBrown University
Columbia University
Yale University
Johns Hopkins University
Brown University
Daniel helps with…
College Applications & Essays
High School Course Selection
Highly Selective College Admissions
Jobs & Internships
FAFSA
Common App
UC Schools
Community College
Waitlist & Deferral Assistance
College Interviews
Transfers
Building a School List
Extracurriculars
Majors & Careers
Financial Aid & Scholarships
New York, NY
5 years of experience
New York University – BS | Physics
Yale University – MS
Yale University – MPhil
Yale University – PhD | PhD in theoretical physics, specialized in quantum cosmology and lattice field theory
Engineering
Physics
Math
Philosophy
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)

My process

I pursue a scholastic and research-oriented approach to college consulting inspired by my experience as a physics PhD student at Yale to help my clients craft original applications which contain insights that are profound enough to stand out amongst the plethora of essays that other consultants have helped in creating. In addition to essays, my services include help in procuring the best letters of recommendation possible that corroborate the main points of my client's essays, help with obtaining scholarships, and help getting them in contact with professors from the colleges that they are applying to. I accomplish this by researching and analyzing the prompts of the common app, supplemental, and scholarship essays in depth and then providing an outline to my clients and going through multiple rounds of edits and refinements with them. After the essays are written I highlight in them what statements and themes can benefit from external corroboration so their recommenders can provide that corroboration. Additionally, I read the recent publication of certain professors at the colleges my clients are applying for and transmit that information back to them in an easy to understand manner so they are in the best position to get in contact with them. I provide additional services as well that I would love to go over with prospective clients in a free consultation.

Packages

Common App Essay

1000 hours

Brainstorming and providing an outline and unlimited edits for a common app essay. Pay is not hourly.
$750($1/hr)
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Comprehensive Package: Up To 20 Colleges

1000 hours

I don't charge by the hour. For a single fee, I and my team at Cosmic College Consulting will dedicate as many hours that are needed for up to two years to maximize your chances of getting you into your dream school.At Cosmic, we take a practical approach to college consulting in the sense that we make sure your application will reflect exactly how you will benefit and contribute to the academic and social communities selective colleges have been investing billions of dollars to create on their campuses. To truly make our clients stand out, we help them incorporate novel insights concerning things that colleges care about such as identity, community, and diversity from philosophers such as Hegel, Derrida, Socrates, and many others into their essays. To our knowledge we are the only college consulting firm that seeks to do this and is one reason why we believe our clients have a real competitive edge.Please contact me on CollegeVine to learn more.
$36,000($36/hr)

Advising hours

College admissions advising

$1.00 / 60 min

Set a focus for each session or get help with any aspect of the admissions process.


Essay review

Full Review

$20.00 + 6 cents per word
Estimated return time: 25 hours
  • Review your profile and the information provided
  • Review your essay draft
  • Offer detailed guidance for refining your essay topic and structure
  • Leave in-document feedback and changes
  • Correct grammar and punctuation (if applicable)
  • Provide a set of clear actionable next steps

Recent reviews

4.3(3 reviews)

“I would never could have done my essays without Daniel Berkowitz. He goes above and beyond to get you the desired results. Writing essays and diversity statements might feel impossible. Having someone you trust like Daniel who goes above and beyond to look over your materials and offer valuable edits to your essays will help you feel more confident about your application and make the process less daunting. I would highly recommend him. I would definitely chose him for even when my siblings was going through the admissions process. "

Avesta J.
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Any questions? Let’s hop on a quick call to learn more about your needs in the admissions process and how I can approach them
Join a quick meeting
Let’s chat
Any questions? Let’s hop on a quick call to learn more about your needs in the admissions process and how I can approach them
New York, NY
5 years of experience
New York University – BS | Physics
Yale University – MS
Yale University – MPhil
Yale University – PhD | PhD in theoretical physics, specialized in quantum cosmology and lattice field theory
Engineering
Physics
Math
Philosophy
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)
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