Private Colleges of California Part 2

Published Monday, May 16, 2011 by Tarang

Last time we went on a journey towards Southern California and discovered 3 prestigious but low-profile private schools. Featuring small class sizes and an ample amount of majors, these colleges can meet anyone’s needs. Now let’s trek on up towards the Bay Area and the rest of Northern California and see what other academic treasures we can find. 1. University of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA) Admissions Data (2009): Percent of Applicants Admitted: 71% Test Scores — 25th / 75th Percentile SAT Critical Reading: 500 / 610 SAT Math: 510 / 610 SAT Writing: 510… Continue Reading

Private Colleges of California

Published Thursday, May 12, 2011 by Tarang

California is home to sunny weather and legendary landmarks. From sunbathed, flip-flop wearing Southern Californians to tie dye shirt wearing Northern Californians, this state offers it all. Along with glamor and beaches, California is also famous for its higher education. The state system provides amazing education in the form of the University of California and the California State University systems. However, most people have only heard of Stanford and the University of Southern California when it comes to the private schools. Private colleges are often smaller, liberal arts schools that may not be well known… Continue Reading

Princeton Nation

Published Wednesday, April 27, 2011 by Tarang

The title of this posts derives from the informal motto of Princeton University: “Princeton in the Nation’s Service and in the Service of All Nations.” Recently, I posted the SAT/ACT stats for Harvard and Yale. Rounding out the “Big Three,” is Princeton University. Princeton University often ties for first place with Harvard on many lists comparing universities in the United States. Surprisingly though, the term “Big Three” did not describe these universities because of their academics. Of course, Harvard, Princeton, and Yale (or endearingly termed HYP) have tough admissions requirements and rank as the oldest… Continue Reading

Hard Work for Harvard

Published Wednesday, April 20, 2011 by Tarang

Earlier, this blog had posted some information about SAT/GPA stats for the UC schools as well as Stanford. Let us continue that tradition with Harvard. Class of 2014 Statistics Class Profile Students Total Applicants 30,489 Admitted 2,205 Matriculates 1,664 Yield 75.5% Admitted from the Waiting List 94 OK. Now let’s look at the SAT distribution: Percent of Applicants Admitted: 7% Test Scores — 25th / 75th Percentile (The first number shows that 25% of enrolled students scored below that number. The second number shows that 75% of enrolled students scored below that number.) SAT Critical… Continue Reading

Throughout society and in life…(Part 2)

Published Monday, March 28, 2011 by Tarang

Last time we left off, you hopefully gained a good understanding of being concise and logical. Now, you must focus on the examples that you will specifically use in the essay. A good place to focus your attention first is the literary example. The literary example should always be strong because it is very specific: you are choosing a specific book and referencing certain events in the book. This sort of detailed evidence should boost your essay, but you must make sure the book is relevant to the prompt. Things to consider: 1. Books that… Continue Reading


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