• 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.
        • About Us

          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
  • Pricing



Stanford Admissions: An Insider's Guide

Stanford University, a place where brilliant minds gather to change the world, or as we like to call it, ‘Hogwarts for the highly analytical.’ 

This high-powered, uber-selective, dream-inspiring university nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley is the stuff of legends and late-night studying nightmares. But hey, don’t let that scare you away. Whether you’re aiming to create the next groundbreaking app or pen the next great American novel, Stanford could be your stepping stone. Grab a cup of ambition (or coffee, your choice), and let’s unravel the enigma of becoming a Stanford Cardinal.

Student Population and Top Majors

Stanford, home to around 7500 undergraduates, is like a grand social experiment to see what happens when you cram a bunch of future world leaders into a single campus. These soon-to-be movers and shakers hail from all 50 states and over 80 countries, proving that Stanford is not only diverse, but also perhaps running a secret operation to take over the world.

As for majors, Stanford offers no fewer than 67 – a buffet of academic flavors. Stanford students have an undeniable attraction to the Computer Science department- their top major. It’s hard to resist the siren call of code, especially when the tech Eldorado of Silicon Valley is essentially your next-door neighbor. However, don’t fret if your passion lies elsewhere; there are 66 other majors eagerly waiting to be explored. From Engineering to Human Biology to Medieval Studies, at Stanford, there’s a place for every passion

Application and Acceptances

In the world of university applications, Stanford is somewhat akin to the final boss in a video game. It’s formidable, intimidating, and with an acceptance rate that hovers around a chilling sub 5%, it can make even the most accomplished student gulp. Some may call it an uphill battle, others may see it as a challenge, and for the eternal optimists, it’s just another day in the park.

The Stanford Admissions Office isn’t looking for just any high school valedictorian with an impressive laundry list of extracurriculars. Instead, they’re looking for the unconventional thinkers, the relentless problem-solvers, the students who don’t just want to make a dent in the world—they want to revolutionize it.

Their application isn’t a place for modesty—it’s the place to display every facet of your academic curiosity, your unique personality, and your passion for changing the world. Stanford doesn’t just want to see a number—they want to see a narrative. And believe it or not, the admissions team is more interested in the quality of your character than the quantity of your achievements.


Cracking Stanford’s essays is like playing a game of chess. Each move must be calculated, every piece has a purpose, and in the end, your goal is to captivate the opponent, in this case, the admissions committee.

Begin with introspection and identifying your unique stories. Remember, they’re not just looking for a valedictorian who can solve a Rubik’s cube in record time—they’re seeking the thinkers, the innovators, the change-makers, and the future leaders.

If you’re tasked to write about something you’re passionate about, go for the deep dive. What makes you lose track of time? This isn’t about impressing them with big words or complex theories. It’s about letting them peek into your soul, unveiling the things that really drive you.

In prompts that ask you to describe your community or environment, think about the various elements that have influenced your life and perspective. Could be your family, school, city, or even an online community you’re a part of. Remember, diversity comes in many forms.

As for the letters to roommates or future self, unleash your creativity. Bring out the humor, quirks, and idiosyncrasies. Show them your humanity, your authenticity.

Connecting with Elite College Counselors

Navigating the maze of college applications can feel like trying to decode ancient hieroglyphics while standing on one foot. But it doesn’t have to be a lone journey, this is where IvySummit comes in. 

Our team is composed of seasoned experts, ex-admissions officers, and proud Stanford alums. We understand what Stanford is looking for and how to polish your application until it shines brighter than the brightest Stanford Cardinal red.

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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