• College Admissions

          A global boutique college consulting firm that works with a limited number of students each year, guiding them through the entire application process.

        • Ivy League Consultant
        • Admissions consulting for students looking to attend Ivy League and highly selective schools.
        • Essay Editing
        • We meticulously edit your essays to ensure clarity, coherence, and correctness, aligning them with the expectations of the admissions process.
        • International Student Consultant
        • Leading college admissions firm providing unmatched guidance for international students wanting to study at top tier US colleges.
        • Athletic Recruitment
        • We help students-athletes through the recruiting process at Ivy League, D-1, and D-III levels.
        • Transfer Admissions
        • Looking to transfer to a more selective school? We can help provide guidance through this challenging process
        • Counseling Services

          We provide a variety of options for our clients as they work through the pre-application process and admissions cycle.

        • School Packages
        • We offer 10-school and 15-school packages for students applying to US colleges.
        • Hourly Consulting
        • Our consultants are available on an hourly basis with discounts provided for 10 and 20 hour blocks.
        • Extracurricular Activities
        • We provide individualized assistance for all of our clients in regard to what activities to focus on throughout the pre-application process and admissions cycle.
        • IvySummit Research Institute
        • We work closely with our research partners to create a timeline and plans to maximize research opportunities for each client.
        • VIP: College Concierge
        • We travel with a limited number of our international clients every year to visit 40-50 boarding schools and colleges.
        • VIP: Application and Essay Intensive
        • We will meet with a client over a 7–10 day period at an agreed upon location and produce a finished common app personal statement and extracurricular activities section
        • VIP: Unlimited
        • We work with a limited number of our clients to guide them through applications to an unlimited number of schools.
        • Boarding Schools
        • We provide help with boarding school selections, essay editing, and interview preparation.
        • College Acceptances

          With record-low acceptance rates and record-high applications, students must produce a world-class application that separates them from the thousands of talented applicants.

        • MIT
        • We guide students through MIT's distinctive application process, focusing on course selection, project development, and essay refinement.
        • CalTech
        • We align your talents with Caltech's innovation-driven ethos through targeted guidance.
        • Stanford
        • We shape your application to reflect Stanford's innovation and entrepreneurial spirit.
        • Harvard
        • We craft applications that align with Harvard's heritage of excellence, unlocking your potential for success.
        • Princeton
        • We fine-tune your pathway to success by aligning your unique potential with Princeton's prestigious standards.
        • Yale
        • We tailor your application to resonate with Yale’s commitment to excellence and innovation.
        • Columbia
        • With an eye on Columbia's intellectual rigor, we help mold your profile to fit their culture of ambitious learning and growth.
        • Johns Hopkins
        • Focusing on your medical and research aspirations, we align your talents with Johns Hopkins' world-renowned programs.
        • Vanderbilt
        • Emphasizing personal growth and achievement, we'll shape your application to reflect Vanderbilt's vibrant community and academic strengths.
        • UC Berkeley
        • Targeting UC Berkeley's passion for entrepreneurship and social change, we facilitate your journey to be part of their trailblazing environment.
        • UCLA
        • Matching your creativity and innovation with UCLA's diverse fields, we guide your application to thrive in their dynamic setting.
        • UVA
        • In line with UVA's rich traditions and public service focus, we craft your profile to mirror their community's values.
        • Cornell
        • Aligning with Cornell's multifaceted academic pursuits, we ensure your application highlights your unique capabilities and passions.
        • Georgia Tech
        • Integrating your technological and scientific interests, we tailor your application to fit Georgia Tech's forward-thinking approach.
        • Northwestern
        • With Northwestern's blend of arts and sciences, we work to sculpt your application to resonate with their interdisciplinary vision.
        • Dartmouth
        • Emphasizing your engagement with global challenges, we design your application to reflect Dartmouth's commitment to meaningful impact.
        • UPenn
        • Balancing your business acumen and innovative thinking, we align your application with UPenn's blend of tradition and modernity.
        • Carnegie Mellon
        • Highlighting your prowess in technology and the arts, we craft your application to echo Carnegie Mellon's interdisciplinary excellence.
        • Duke
        • Integrating your leadership qualities and academic strengths, we tailor your application to meet Duke's diverse and dynamic environment.
        • UChicago
        • Through your intellectual curiosity and rigorous inquiry, we shape your application to connect with UChicago's academic ethos.
        • Brown
        • Tailoring your passions, we guide your application to fit Brown's unique curriculum.
        • Rice
        • Navigating Rice's emphasis on collaboration and innovation, we fine-tune your application to resonate with their community values.
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          A global boutique college consulting firm that works with a limited number of students each year, guiding them through the entire application process.

        • Our Process
        • From your extracurricular descriptions to line-by-line essay editing, we will perfect every component of your application to earn you a spot at a top-tier school.
        • Meet the Team
        • With our expertise, we will work one-on-one with you to craft a unique story that highlights your accomplishments and sets you apart from the competition
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Wildcat Wisdom: The Inside Track to Northwestern University

Welcome to Evanston, Illinois, home of Northwestern University – the only place in the universe where you’ll find students dancing in wildcat mascots during the day while delving into the mysteries of quantum physics at night.

Situated on the outskirts of the vibrant city of Chicago and sandwiched between Lake Michigan and downtown Evanston, Northwestern is an elite private college with a student population of twenty thousand. Northwestern is a hub for academia, research, and students who are obsessed with the color purple.

Now, let’s get into the nitty-gritty of what it takes to be a part of this wildcat family.


Applications and Acceptances

Northwestern’s admission office is looking for more than just great grades and test scores. Sure, a stellar GPA paired with a high SAT/ACT will certainly make them take notice. But here’s the thing: they’re also looking for students who can juggle academics with involvement in activities like a fire-twirling club or a Pulitzer-winning school newspaper.

They want to see that you’re genuinely interested in your chosen field, but also that you could potentially lead the Northwestern Squirrel Watching Society to new heights. In short, they’re after well-rounded, engaged individuals who will contribute to campus life in meaningful ways.

And the best way to show that is through your application essays.

Supplemental Essay

Northwestern only has one supplemental essay. Students generally breathe a sigh of relief upon hearing that, but this means that this single essay is exponentially more important since it’s basically your only opportunity to convey your personality, ambitions, achievements, goals, and all aspects of your applications just within 300 words. It’s no walk in the park.

Let’s take a look at their prompt:

In 300 words or less, help us understand how you might engage specific resources, opportunities, and/or communities here. We are curious about what these specifics are, as well as how they may enrich your time at Northwestern and beyond.

Firstly, put on your detective glasses and dig deep into Northwestern’s array of offerings. From world-class academic programs to eclectic student clubs, identifying the perfect fit for your aspirations is key. Check out a list of all student clubs at Northwestern here.

Next up, is the art of story weaving. This is where you take your personal interests and intertwine them with Northwestern’s unique opportunities. Are you an aspiring composer? Show how the Bienen School of Music could nurture your ambition. Have an interest in sustainable innovations? Their Solar Car Team may be your future stomping ground.

Finally, remember to demonstrate your potential to enrich Northwestern. You’re not just there to take—you’re there to give, contribute and make an impact.

Top Majors

Northwestern boasts a range of top-rated majors, but it especially prides itself in Journalism, Economics, and Theatre – a combo as diverse and dynamic as the famed Chicago deep-dish pizza. 

But remember, the choice isn’t just between Journalism, Economics, or Theatre. Northwestern encourages a culture of exploration and discovery. If you’re curious about other disciplines, you’re free to explore and potentially double or even triple major.

Connecting with Elite College Counselors

Just like Chicago’s gusty winds, gaining admission at Northwestern is unpredictable. So let’s bring in a steady breeze to sail your ship. Enter IvySummit, your trusted compass in the high seas of college admissions.

Our team includes alumni and ex-admission officers from Ivy leagues and top colleges. We’ve been guiding students from around the world to get into Northwestern and other elite colleges for over 20 years.

IvySummit is a premier college consulting firm with a proven track record in expertly guiding students from across the globe through the complex and nuanced college application process. Our specialized focus lies in helping students achieve their aspirations of gaining admission to Ivy League institutions and other esteemed universities in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. With our persistent commitment to excellence, we provide tailored guidance and support to ensure our clients stand out and thrive in the highly competitive world of college admissions.

At IvySummit, our commitment lies in discovering the perfect match for our clients and supporting them wholeheartedly on their path to success. We strive to understand their unique aspirations and provide expert guidance, empowering them to embark on a transformative journey towards achieving their dreams.

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