Category Archives: Admissions

Does Undergrad Prestige Matter for Graduate School Admissions?

We get this question fairly often: “I went to a relatively low-ranked school. Do I have a shot at attending an Ivy League graduate program?” The short answer to this is yes, you do have a shot! The full answer … Continue reading

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Best of the Blog: GRE Subject Tests: To Take, or Not To Take

Today we’ll be reposting one of our favorite blog articles, which was originally published by James. Enjoy! Remember when you took the SAT for the first time? You were so anxious because it was the SAT AND IT WAS THE … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Improve Your Grad School Odds With a Bad GPA

We often get asked “I have a low GPA. Can I still get into a graduate program?” The answer to this is while a bad GPA does hinder your application, there are steps you can take to mitigate the overall … Continue reading

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What Graduate Programs Should I Apply To?

As summer begins, and the search for graduate schools ramps up, many of you may be asking “What graduate programs should I apply to? How do I know which ones are the best? We’ll be answering all that and more … Continue reading

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Do’s and Don’t’s of Writing a Personal Statement or Statement of Purpose

Do’s Do show, don’t tell: This is the classic advice every essay writer receives. Engaging writing is engaging because it elicits sympathy and understanding from the reader. Humans love storytelling, as it’s essentially hard coded into our DNA, and there’s no … Continue reading

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Personal Statement vs Statement of Purpose

As  you’re looking over the requirements for graduate programs, you might notice that some programs require a Personal Statement or a Statement of Purpose, or perhaps even both. Today we’ll go into the details of both so you can know … Continue reading

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Grad School Application Timeline

When is the GRE Offered? As you’re getting ready to take the GRE, you may be wondering when exactly the test dates are. Luckily, the GRE is offered year-round, so check out the official sign-up page to see your local testing … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science Universities, by Grant Funding Allocation

Which Schools Have the Most Grant Funding? When seeking out graduate programs to apply to, one of the top criteria you consider might be the availability and quality of research. Since the entire purpose of graduate programs is to contribute … Continue reading

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