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College Admissions Summaries

With a company name like Top Tier Admissions, we often work with students who are targeting the Ivy League, or near-Ivy universities. Given Dr. Michele Hernandez’ and Maria Laskaris’ experience working in admissions at Dartmouth, Mimi Doe’s Master’s in Education from Harvard, Eliza Fox’s award-winning work as a college educator, and Dr. Kristen Willmott’s experience working in admissions at Harvard, we offer an insider’s perspective to Ivy and near-Ivy admissions processes.
We are delighted each fall and spring with the acceptance news we receive from students who applied in the early and/or regular round to some of the top institutions in the country. At the same time, we continually work to prepare for the next round of applicants and client families who are targeting these incredibly competitive institutions.

While Ivy League admissions rates continue to be extraordinarily low, it is by no means impossible to obtain a spot at one of these schools. For the exceptional student who works hard and prepares for college applications well in advance, a top tier college education at a school like Yale, MIT, Stanford, NYU, etc. is still within reach.

Here we offer key information on top colleges and universities in the U.S., including terrific Ivy, near-Ivy, and liberal arts programs. Use this information to understand acceptance rates, applicant information, and unique aspects of the schools as you narrow and refine your list of targeted programs. Recent statistics on college admissions rates have been ground-breaking in many ways –learn how, why, and in what way in our overview of top tier colleges and universities.

College & University Admissions Profiles

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"I GOT IN ED to Dartmouth! I am so grateful for all your support and the amazing ABC you run. I hope that other ABC students got good news as well! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!! And a HUGE thanks all the TTA staff who helped guide me with my essays! I couldn't have done this without you guys! GO BIG GREEN!!!" - Application Boot Camp student, Dartmouth Class of 2022
“What a duo you are! Thanks again for your support, patience, and understanding this past week. C. is confident and rejuvenated but realistic. He will consider all that you have said when reaching his strategic decisions.” –T.A., Parent of Application Boot Camp Student
ABC helped me streamline my list of schools and my essays. Excellent program.
Boot Camp 2014 student
“Thank you SO much for all you and your staff did to support P. this week. She is thrilled with the work she has accomplished!” –L.J., parent of Application Boot Camp student
"We wanted to reach out to you and send a heartfelt thanks for guiding us through the college admissions process this past year.  Your direction was incredibly helpful! R. was admitted to Tufts Early Decision!!!  He is grateful for every minute you and your team spent with him and acknowledges the significant competitive edge gained by your insight and experience." --Y.W., Application Boot Camp parent
"On behalf of S, I am pleased to share that she has been accepted to Dartmouth’s class of 2022!  THANK YOU, for all you and your colleagues at Top Tier did to assist S with this accomplishment. Your guidance and counsel is truly invaluable. S is extremely happy and very excited about her future at Dartmouth College! She is both honored and humbled. Top Tier played a big part in her success!" – Application Boot Camp parent, Dartmouth Class of 2022
"M., your advice and guidance throughout this entire process has been essential, for which my family and I are very grateful." --D.C., Boot Camp student
"It is SO nice to be able to get basically everything done in a couple of days! It makes the process a lot less stressful and made me feel really confident about my applications." - Application Boot Camp student
"It was truly an amazing experience that clarified most, if not all, of my doubts on college application." -S. G., Boot Camp student
"P was accepted to Stanford (REA) last Friday! She attended ABC this summer as you know and couldn’t have done it without your team. Thank you so much for all your help. I have already referred my brother who has a 10th grader. Thanks again!" – Application Boot Camp parent, Stanford Class of 2022
ABC not only helped me get my stuff done early, but made sure I left with edited essays. While my friends will get their applicantions done late and have them edited by parents and high school English teachers, I left with essays proofread by PhDs, admissions officers and professional college counselors . . . which is awesome!
"The mock interview was great to learn the do’s and don’ts of campus and alumni interviews." -D.F., Boot Camp student

K applied ED to Franklin & Marshall and was admitted thanks to your help. They told his high school dean that they were very impressed by the quality of his application. Thanks for your help and all you've done for our family. P continues to thrive at Haverford as a junior. – A.K., parent of Application Boot Camp student(s)

"Thank you so much! I couldn't have done it without your help and encouragement! I am so excited."– P.L., Boot Camp Student
I wanted to say thank you again for all your help! I got into UPenn, Cornell, Barnard, Wellesley, Wesleyan, Tufts, University of Michigan, and Wake Forest, and am waiting to hear from Georgetown; I think I'm leaning towards UPenn. Thank  you so much for all your guidance; I don't think I could have done it without your help! --I.R., Application Boot Camp student
"My senior counselor mentor had magical editing skills! He taught me how to be a more descriptive and creative writer. This was a fantastic essay writing camp!" - Application Boot Camp student
"I am reassured in my application decisions and my in-range schools. I won't be freaking out for the next few months. Thanks M. and M.!" - Application Boot Camp student
I wanted to let you know that I have been accepted by my first-choice school — the College of William & Mary! Thank you for your guidance in this process. I couldn’t be happier! –M.J., Application Boot Camp student
College of William & Mary, Class of 2023
“You and your entire team are awesome! You were invaluable in helping P get on the right path! Great news today! P was accepted at Yale, Penn, Villanova, Wesleyan, Williams, Tulane, and the University of Virginia. Thank you for all you do to help these kids achieve their dreams! She is over the moon and will choose in short order! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!” --L.D., Application Boot Camp parent
"The senior counselors were so talented and M. and M. were so accessible!" - K.J., ABC Student

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