Ivy League Interview Tips

College admissions interview advice from a former Harvard Interviewer

Applying to college this year and looking for college interview tips?  Are you shooting for the Ivy League? Already have your first, or maybe second, interview scheduled?

Do you need advice? Do you feel like you’re maybe in over your head?

I’m a former Harvard admissions interviewer + Harvard grad.  Let me tell you (the students) and you (the parents), that if you’re a regular reader of my Ivy League college admissions blog, you will come to understand EXACTLY what will give you the best chance at getting in.

Overall, Ivy League universities want to see that you are solid in yourself. That you know who you are.

They also want to see that you are able to carry on a calm, confident, and interesting adult-level conversation.  They want to see that you know what you want, and know what your goals are (even if they change once you get into college).

In other words, just start out with something!

The admissions committee wants to know that you are driven, ambitious, competitive, and looking to intellectually and academically become the most successful person you can be!

Conveying that interest and intellectual curiosity to the adcom, and that is going to get you pretty far.

If you’re applying to the most competitive schools in the country like Harvard University, for example, and that’s your goal, just keep in mind too, that Harvard likes students whom they feel might one day be the voice of the next generation.

In other words, no matter your field: famous.  A leader. That’s the level of competition, focus, drive and determination that Ivy League interviewers and college admission committees are looking for at the highest level.

Be that person, and don’t give the admissions interview or the admissions committee a single reason to say no.

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Here are some other articles from my Ivy League Blog that you might find helpful!

How to Get into Harvard

Your College Admissions Interview


I’m a former Harvard interviewer, and Harvard grad and currently run the award winning Ivy League college admissions firm: www.IvyCollegeEssay.com. Contact me today for a free consultation and get into the Ivy League!