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Applying to an Ivy League college this year and live in New York City?

If you answered yes, and are looking for an Ivy League college admissions consultant, living in NYC makes admissions into an Ivy League university more likely than your suburban peers.

The most competitive Ivy League colleges in the U.S. such as Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Brown, Dartmouth, Columbia, Cornell and UPenn repeatedly accept a high number of students from the NYC and Tri-State area every single year!

This is because growing up in NYC, you already have access to the most competitive high schools in the United States.

You also have access to many cultural benefits specific to New York, Manhattan, and Brooklyn as well, such as museums, theater, art, music, ballet, lectures etc., etc., and that means you are going to be very well-exposed.

Private high schools like Marymount, Spence, Brearley, Trinity, Collegiate, Horace Mann, Columbia Grammar & Prep (just to name a few)…

As well as public high schools (like Bronx Science and Stuyvensant, for example) often become straight “feeder schools” into the Ivy League.

And that means there’s a whole lot of hope for you.

This isn’t because of any kind of favoritism (as people in other parts of the country often like to believe). It’s because the Ivy League universities know that extremely competitive NYC high schools prepare their students WELL.

Really well.

After all, that is what a prep school is: “preparatory.”

Applying to an Ivy League college from New York City however can also makes admissions for you MORE difficult though in certain aspects, so it’s really a Catch-22.

This is because colleges like to diversify. They WANT to diversify, especially in this day and age.  That just doesn’t mean diversity in terms of race or even economic background. It means diversity in terms of where you grew up.

In other words, the regional culture you are immersed in — as in, the state where you grew up.  Your community-of-origin.

City, country, suburb or something in between, the admissions committee at any strong college or university want to attract and pull students in from other regions of the United States as well as the world.

And for this reason, they can’t accept every student who just happened to go to a prestigious New York prep school, or magnet.

This then makes applying to an Ivy League college from New York City  MORE COMPETITIVE than it would if you grew up in Wyoming or Alabama. This is true for the whole “tri-state” area: New Jersey, Connecticut, and we’ll throw Boston in there, too.

So, what can you do if you do live in New York, and New York City in particular, and absolutely want to shoot for the Ivy League?

You do what you would expect.

  1. Take all the AP courses you can
  2. Do extremely well in your classes
  3. Have interesting extracurriculars
  4. Be extremely DRIVEN
  5. Get high SAT or ACT scores
  6. Ace your Ivy League admissions interview
  7. Seek help from an Ivy League college admissions consultant with credentials like mine (a Harvard University degree).

You can get in to the most competitive schools.  Living in NYC, you’re already, in my opinion, way ahead of the game.

I’m a former Harvard admissions interviewer + a Harvard grad, and have been running my admissions firm for over 15 years.

I know what it takes to get kids in to the Ivy League.

Contact me today for a free consultation, and get into the school of your dreams! www.IvyCollegeEssay.com

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