他何德何能 被耶鲁康奈尔等多名校录取?

 

Jason Lu got accepted to multiple top universities
Jason Lu got accepted to multiple top universities-2016 荣生教育 最新资讯

18岁华裔学生Jason Lu,今年接到了包括耶鲁、康奈尔大学在内的10所名校录取。他成功的秘诀是什么呢?

Jason九岁随父母从深圳来美国,居住在纽约。除了在校学习成绩出众外,他还有两大爱好:热心公益和喜欢发明创造。

2016年 哪些高手走进了哈佛? (仅针对本科录取)

Harvard University
Harvard University–荣生教育 最新资讯 2016

2016年常春藤盟校本科录取结果已经揭晓,根据各校公布的录取数据,今年大多数常春藤盟校的录取率均降低。其中,哈佛大学的录取率再创历史新低——5.2%。
今年,4名被哈佛录取的中国大陆学生走进了公众视野。他们究竟出彩在哪些方面,能在如此严峻的录取态势下突围而出?请看我们的案例分析。

斩获美国5所常青藤名校和斯坦福大学的作文—-Costco里看世界!

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5 ivy-league admissions–荣生留学 最新资讯 2016

今年美国大学申请已结束,数据表明大部分名校的录取率又降低了,尤其是哈佛、普林斯顿、耶鲁这些大藤名校。可是,也有一些幸运儿,却得到众多的名校青睐。来自美国一个普通高中的女孩Brittany Stinson就是今年的幸运儿。她的申请文书收到美国众多媒体的广泛关注!下面我们就分享一下她的作文,希望为大家提供可以借签和学习的地方。

今年,宾西法尼亚大学、康奈尔大学、耶鲁大学、哥伦比亚大学、达特茅斯大学共五所藤校以及斯坦福大学(今年的录取率只有4.69%,甚至比任何藤校都低)都将录取通知书发给了这个女生。她就是来自美国特拉华州一个普通高中的女生Brittany Stinson。能够得到众多名校的青睐,综合素质一定过硬,占重要角色的申请文书也一定功不可没。Brittany Stinson的写作有何独特之处?

Admission Rates at Ivy League Business Schools

 

Admission Rates at Ivy League Business Schools
Admission Rates at Ivy League Business Schools–荣生留学 2015 咨询

 Acceptance Rates at Ivy League Business Schools

Getting accepted to an Ivy League program is no easy feat. Admissions are competitive at all six Ivy League business schools. Acceptance rates vary from school to school. Rates can also vary from year to year. For example, in years where applications are trending up, more people are inevitably turned away. In years when fewer applications are submitted…well, a lot of people are still turned away.

 

Acceptance rates at top business schools, particularly the Ivy League schools, tend to fall somewhere between 10% and 20%. In other words, 80-90% of the people who apply to Ivy League MBA programs are rejected. All of this data is publicly available and can often be found on business school websites. So, if you are curious about your chances, be sure to look for specific acceptance rates at your school of choice.

 

Perfect vs. Imperfect Ivy League Business School Candidate

There really is no such thing as a perfect Ivy League business school candidate. Different schools look for different things at different times when evaluating applications. Guaranteed acceptance is unlikely no matter what your profile looks like. Besides all other dimensions, a solid interview and a good essay play key part in your acceptance.

 

How to Get Off Waiting List?

How to Get Off Waiting List?
How to Get Off Waiting List?–荣生留学 最新资讯 2015

 

First of all, be realistic — as our previous article explains, the majority of students never get off the list. Most years less than a third of wait-listed students eventually get accepted. In some cases, especially at elite colleges, no students actually get off the list. You should definitely move forward with a back-up college.

 

But not all hope is lost, and you can do a few things to improve your chances of getting off a wait list:

 

  • Do: Contact the Admissions Office to Learn More

Unless the school says not to, contact the admissions office to find out why your application wasn’t accepted. Were your test scores low? Were your extracurricular activities weak? If you are able to identify the reasons your application didn’t make it to the top of the pile, you’ll be better able to address the issue.

Also, try to learn how the wait list is managed. Are students ranked? Where do you fall on the list? Are your chances of getting off the list fair or slim?

  • Do: Write a Letter Restating Your Interest

Write to the school to reaffirm your sincere interest in attending (and if you aren’t sincerely interested in attending, you shouldn’t put yourself on the wait list to begin with). Your letter should be polite and specific. Show that you have good reasons for wanting to attend — what exactly is it about this college that has made it your top choice? What is it that the college offers that you won’t find elsewhere?

  • Do: Send the College Any New and Significant Information

Send along any new and significant information that might make your application stronger. Did you retake the SAT and get higher scores? Did you win a significant award? New academic accomplishments are particularly important.

  • Don’t: Have Alumni Write to the School for You

It’s rarely effective to scrounge around to find alumni who are willing to write letters recommending you. Such letters tend to be shallow and they make you look like you’re grasping. Ask yourself if such letters will really change your credentials. Chances are, they won’t.

  • Don’t: Pester the Admissions Counselors

Harassing your admissions counselor won’t help your situation. Calling frequently and showing up at the admissions office isn’t going to improve your chances, but it may annoy the extremely busy admissions employees.

  • Don’t: Send Trivial or Off-Target Materials

If you’re applying to an engineering program, your latest watercolor or limerick probably doesn’t add much to your application (unless it won an award or got published). If you received a new SAT score that’s only 10 points higher than the old one, it’s probably not going to change the school’s decision. And a letter of recommendation from a bighead who doesn’t really know you — that too won’t help.

 

Which Ivy League Business School Is Right For You?

 

Which Ivy League Business School Is Right For You?
Which Ivy League Business School Is Right For You?–荣生留学 咨询 2015

 

The Six Ivy League Business Schools

 

Ivy League schools attract intellectuals from around the world and have a legendary reputation for academic excellence. There are eight Ivy League schools, but only six Ivy League business schools. Princeton University and Brown University do not have business schools.

 

The six Ivy League business schools include:

  • Columbia Business School- Columbia University
  • Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management- Cornell University
  • Harvard Business School- Harvard University
  • Tuck School of Business- Dartmouth College
  • Wharton School- University of Pennsylvania
  • Yale School of Management- Yale University

 

Columbia Business School

Columbia Business School is known for its diverse entrepreneurial community. The school’s location in the business hub of New York City provides unparalleled immersion in the business world. Columbia offers many different graduate programs, including an MBA program, executive MBA programs, doctoral programs, and Master of Science programs in several business disciplines. Students who are seeking an international experience should explore Columbia’s pioneering program with London Business School, EMBA-Global Americas and Europe, or the EMBA-Global Asia, created in partnership with the University of Hong Kong.

 

Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate Schoolof Management

Cornell University’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, more commonly known as Johnson, takes a performance-learning approach to business education. Students learn theoretical frameworks, apply them to real-world situations in actual business settings, and receive continuous feedback from qualified experts. Johnson offers the Cornell MBA five different ways: one-year MBA (Ithaca), two-year MBA (Ithaca), tech-MBA (Cornell Tech), executive MBA (Metro NYC), and Cornell-Queen’s MBA (Offered in conjunction with Queen’s University). Additional business education options include executive education and PhD programs. Students seeking a global experience should look to Johnson’s newest program, the Cornell-Tsinghua MBA/FMBA, a dual degree program offered by Johnson at Cornell University and PBC School of Finance (PBCSF) at Tsinghua University.

 

Harvard Business School

The overall mission of Harvard Business School is to educate leaders who make a difference. The school does this through its educational programs, faculty, and influence around the world. HBS program offerings include a two-year MBA program, executive education, and eight full-time doctoral programs leading to a PhD or DBA. HBS also offers summer programs for ambitious undergraduates. Students who like the idea of studying online should explore the school’s HBX online programs, which incorporate active learning and the case method learning model.

 

Tuck School of Business

The Tuck School of Business was the very first graduate school of management founded in the United States. It offers only one degree program: a full-time MBA. Tuck is a small business school, and it works hard to facilitate a collaborative learning environment designed to build lifelong relationships. Students participate in a unique residential experience that promotes teamwork while focusing on a core curriculum of general management skills. Their education is then rounded out with advanced electives and seminars.

 

Wharton School

Founded more than a century ago in 1881, Wharton is the oldest Ivy League business school. It employs the most published business school faculty and has a global reputation for excellence in business education. Undergraduate students who attend Wharton School work toward a BS in economics and have an opportunity to choose from more than 20 different business concentrations. Graduate students can enroll in one of several MBA programs. Wharton also offers interdisciplinary programs, executive education, and PhD programs. Minority students who are still in high school should check out Wharton’s pre-college LEAD program.

 

Yale School of Management

Yale School of Management prides itself on educating students for leadership positions in every sector of society: public, private, nonprofit, and entrepreneurial. Programs are integrated, combining fundamental core courses with unlimited elective choices. Graduate students can choose from a range of programs at the graduate level, including executive education, MBA programs, a Master of Advanced Management, PhD programs, and joint degrees in business and law, medicine, engineering, global affairs, and environmental management, among others. Yale School of Management does not award undergraduate degrees, but second-, third-, and fourth-year university students (as well as recent graduates) can participate in Yale SOM’s two-week Global Pre-MBA Leadership Program.

影响美国大学排名的因素

影响美国大学排名的因素
影响美国大学排名的因素–荣生留学 资讯 2015

 

众所周知,申请美国留学的首要任务是选校。在选择适合自己的学校时,我们必不可少地会参考一些报纸和杂志出版的大学排名。US-News, 作为“美国大学排名的鼻祖”,自1983年开始每年连续公布美国大学排名,已被各界广泛的认为是最具权威和影响力的美国大学排名期刊。每年无数学生以US News的排名为依据择校。

那么,影响US-News对大学排名的因素有哪些?我们是否应该完全以其为标准来择校呢?本文以下将对US-News的大学排名依据做简要解析,使广大申请者明晰主导大学排名的“神秘因素”,进而为正确为自己择校。

首先,所有大学依据各自使命和性质被分为四大类:National Universities, National Liberal Arts Colleges, Regional Universities and Regional Colleges.

National Universities 包含了完整的本科,硕士和博士项目,同时注重科学研究。National Liberal Arts Colleges 为主要致力于本科教学的院校,其学位项目中至少有50%在艺术和科学领域。Regional Universities提供广泛的本科学位和一些硕士学位,极少数学校会提供博士学位。Regional colleges也主要集中于本科教学,但是其授权的文科和理科学位项目少于50%,同时有很多两年制的专科学位。

其次,US-News针对大学的排名是由一个计算公式和”peer assessment survey”结果共同构成的。计算公式包括诸如SAT 分数线、录取率、毕业率、本科生保留率等16个因素,每个因素被授予了不同的比重。同行评审调查“peer assessment survey ”,US-News会向同类别大学的校长、院长发放调查问卷,要求其对包括本校在内的同类别大学进行评审。 最后,计算公式和评审结果被综合汇总,形成最终的大学排名。

通过影响排名的因素可见,授予学位广泛的综合性大学比学位少的地区性大学排名靠前,研究类大学比教育类大学排名靠前。同时决定大学排名的重要因素还有学校报名率、录取率、保留率、和毕业率等诸多因素。

然而近年来在美国境内,越来越多教育专家学者公开指责US News对大学排名存在偏见和非公正。很多人指出其对美国大学排名的考虑因素一直停留在表面,例如SAT成绩、学校本身的知名度、财力和影响力,并且在同行评审调查中存在很大主观性和偏见,因此US News的排名并不能实际告诉公众大学的教学质量和教学水平。

因此,同学在赴美留学的择校中,应当客观对待大学排名,没有必要过分倚重。尤其是硕士和博士申请者,应当更多关心一个学校的专业科研领域、方向、以及符合自己研究领域的导师、教授情况,没有过分注重报纸和期刊杂志的大学排名。

名校录取的秘密

 

随着世界范围内申请者人数的剧增,美国名校的录取率越来越低。近期发布的大学录取数据更加印证了一点:常春藤大学和其他顶尖名校的录取越来越难,竞争越来越激烈。加州大学(University of California) 也同样如此,申请人数比去年增加了8.6%,但对华裔学生的影响远远不是这个数字,因为加大近几年大大减少了亚裔的录取比例。过去认为能够进入某所好大学的学生,结果收到的是拒绝信,学生和家长都始料未及。

越来越多的人参与进名校的角逐,仅仅只有好的成绩会越来越不够,申请大学的过程就会越来越需要专业的知识和经验,越来越需要尽早的筹划。我们今年有位学生,SAT成绩和GPA都不算高,被加州大学伯克利校区录取,但纵观四周,身边很多SAT高分甚至满分,成绩比他好的学生都没被伯克利录取。

常春藤和其他名校的录取情况

从陆续发布的各大学校招生录取的信息来看,常春藤的八所大学,有七所的录取率较去年出现下降,很多都是历史新低,也就是说这些学校的录取越来越严格,门槛越来越高。

哈佛大学 (Harvard University) 今年录取了2029个学生,录取率只有5.8%;耶鲁大学 (Yale University) 录取率为6.72%,同时列出了1001人的候补名单(waitlist),去年等候录取名单也是1001人,后来录取了70人;普林斯顿大学 (Princeton University) 从申请2013年秋季入学的26498名学生中,录取了其中的7.29%,共1931人,还有1395 候选学生在等候录取名单上。在过去的九年,普林斯顿的申请人数增加了93.5%;哥伦比亚大学 (Columbia University) 、宾夕法尼亚大学 (University of Pennsylvania)、康奈尔大学 (Cornell University) 、布朗大学(Brown University)的竞争也都比往年激烈,申请者人数有些都是创历史纪录。常春藤大学中唯有达特茅斯学院的录取率略有上升。

另外一些顶尖名校的门槛同样越来越高。加州的斯坦福大学,今年申请入学的激烈程度已经超过常春藤大学中的领头羊哈佛大学,是所有名校中最难申请到的学校。今年申请人数是38828人,录取了2210人,录取率仅为5.69%。麻省理工的录取率也是逐年下降,从前年的9.6%,到去年的8.9%,再到今年的8.2%。

今年的录取中芝加哥大学是一匹黑马,申请的人数从2009年的13000多人飙升到今年创纪录的30369人。去年的录取率还在13.2%,今年就只有8.8%。从申请的竞争难度上已经超过部分常春藤大学。根据《美国新闻与世界报道》(U.S. News & World Report)的大学排名,芝加哥大学从十多年前的第十三位,到今年排名第四的水平,仅次于哈佛、普林斯顿和耶鲁大学,赶超了麻省理工、斯坦福等名校。

名校竞争升级,录取率降低的原因

名校录取率走低,已经是大势所趋。每年报道录取消息时,几乎都是“录取率是历史最低。”根据我们多年对常春藤大学和其他名校的入学研究,对今年录取更加严格的原因进行了一些分析,供大家参考和讨论。

第一,名校的自身录取机制

作为哥伦比亚大学的面试官,以及多年对常春藤大学和其他名校的招生录取制度的研究,我认为大学本身的运作体系直接导致了入学申请的竞争加剧和录取率年年走低。让我们来看看所有的名校都非常关注的两个很重要的指标:一个是就是录取率(Admit Rate), 即录取人数与申请人数得比例。另一个入学率(Yield Rate),即最终注册上学的学生占录取学生总数的百分比。一方面学校通过各种营销手段,鼓动更多学生来申请,然后又把录取学生的数量控制在最低点,甚至不惜大大增加等候录取(waitlist)的人数,以降低录取率。这样他们在决定录取学生时,就有了更大的选择性。麻省理工的录取办公室主任说:“我们越来越成为学生们竞相追逐的大学,这很好” 但学校的录取也越来越严格,因为去年,麻省理工的入学率出乎意料的高,没能从等候名单中录取学生,所以今年不得不录取更少的学生,留下一定的名额从等候录取名单中选拔部分学生。另一方面学校通过各种方式、渠道来提高入学率,例如,一些名校通过提前录取的方式大大增加入学率。排名越靠前的学校入学率越高,如哈佛大学的入学率为80%多。斯坦福大学的入学率为70%左右。

前杜克大学(Duke University)录取官瑞切尔·图尔(Rachel Toor)说,她的职责就是让尽可能多的学生来申请:“我跑遍全国各地,宣传杜克大学的学术是多么的优秀,学生们在社交方面是多么的开心。激发起学生和家长的热情,让他们都来申请杜克大学。然后,到了4月,我们就拒绝掉他们中的大多数。”

入学率和录取率《美国新闻与世界报道》在决定大学排名时最重要的两项标准。虽然很多大学都说他们不关注排名,但实际上他们都非常关注。有个比喻很恰当,说在大学排名这场竞赛中,名校的录取官都从“门卫”变成了“拉拉队长”。

第二,申请人数的增加,导致录取率的降低

申请数量的增多一方面是美国本土申请人数的增加。根据西部州际高等教育委员会(the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education)的统计数据,全美高中毕业生的人数已经15年的连续稳步增长,在2010-2011年度达到340万的顶峰。2012年后高中毕业生人数虽然恢复到正常水平,但仍然有每年320万的高中毕业生。这是“婴儿潮”时代的后遗症,大批同龄学生来自婴儿潮的父母。

另外,国际学生的增加,大大加剧了名校的竞争性。斯坦福录取办公室的主任说斯坦福大学今年录取率低的主要原因是创历史新高的申请人数,特别是国际学生的增加。

近几年,随着中国在世界的崛起,常春藤大学和其他名校的录取官员更是投入大量的精力和财力瞄准中国市场,亲自前往中国宣传演讲,以吸引更多的留学生。同时他们也开始录取越来越多的中国学生。这明显会加剧美国本土学生,特别是亚裔学生入名校竞争性。

第三,大学通用申请(Common Application)系统使竞争更加激烈

每个学校申请人数的增加,录取比例的减少还有一个原因就是学生们申请大学的数量也比以前多得多了。这里面有很大一部分原因“归功”于大学通用申请系统(the Common App)。

在2012-13学年,488所院校接受了大学通用系统的申请,2013-2014学年又将新增39所,这就意味着一份申请表格和申请作文可以被500多所学校接收,其中包括大部分的顶尖名校。根据国国家大学录取咨询协会的统计在2011年的申请中,79%的学生申请3所及以上的学校,比2000年增长12个百分点。于是“越来越多的人都集中申请了那少数的几所顶尖名校,”原杜克大学的录取官员 Rachel Toor说,“即使这些人知道只有6%的机会被录取,他们仍想尝试,或许自己就是那6%中的一个。然而,大部分的情况,他们都不是。”

前斯坦福大学录取官员Robin Mamlet也谈到,通用申请(Common APP)方便了学生同时申请多所学校,助推了大学申请数量的快速攀升。以前申请一所学校就得填写一份表格,是件极其耗费体力的事情。现在不存在这样的问题了。

以前,高中毕业生通常只会申请少数几所大学,而有了通用大学申请系统(Common App),他们申请的学校数量翻了一番甚至更多。

 

大学申请越来越错综复杂,对于一些常春藤大学和其他名校也没有谁能保证一定是可以申请的到。但是,学生和家长也不必过于忧虑,万变不离其宗,如果能尽早筹划,提前准备,专业布局,梦想就一定会成为现实。

 

社区大学转入名牌大学的条件

 

上一篇文章介绍了美国的社区大学以及众多优点。想必很多同学看了无比心动,觉得赴美留学突然变得好容易啊!这篇文章可能要稍稍打击一下大家喽~

社区大学-  进来容易转学不易,转入名牌大学也需竞争

社区大学的低门槛还是一如既往的,但是是否两年后都一定能转入名牌大学呢? 答案是—否定的。。

  1. 务必保持高GPA。如果想以后转入四年制名牌大学,那么务必在社区大学里好好学习,天天向上,将自己的GPA维持在一个高水平上。同时也要注意课外活动的积累,这样才能提高综合背景。
  2. 注意是否可以转,以及转学率的问题。想利用社区大学做踏板的同学请注意,要事先做好research,看看所选择的社区大学都可以向那些学校申请转学,以及每年的转学率有多少。这样才可以有的放矢、充分准备。

分数高=稳上顶级名牌大学?

 

为什么我们总是强调申请名牌大学提前规划很重要,文书材料很重要?因为我们见过太多本来很优秀的同学,因为疏于规划,不重视文书材料,最后去了低于自己水平的院校。

 

这些同学们大多有一个共性:他们有非常好的成绩,包括托福成绩、SAT成绩、在校考试成绩、AP成绩等等,也因此对自己的申请自信满满,觉得一定能进TOP School了,因此疏于对申请进行规划。结果呢? 荣生跟大家分享两个案例吧~

 

一个美国本土出生长大的孩子,亚裔,ABC,从小成绩一直优异(excellent high school records),SAT也考了接近满分的分数,非常有信心,申请了Harvard, MIT, Yale, Stanford等名校,不幸都没有被录取,最终读了本州的一所普通公立学校。而成绩不如他的朋友们,有的却被名校录取。 为什么?

 

一个国内TOP本科的学生,也是成绩优异,本科时期就在重量级期刊上发了paper,自己DIY申请美国的研究所。硬件条件非常好,有高分、名校、成果。结果?在她水平上的大学都来了拒信,最后去了南部一个州的公立大学,排名也不高。为什么?

 

我们先看第一个例子,这名同学最大的亮点是成绩,但别的地方特点平平。没有特别的Talents、 没有自己坚持的兴趣爱好、没有丰富的activities, 也没有做过什么voluntary work。Guess he devotes most of his time in study… 很有可能个人陈述也是一般叙述、没有特点。而美国本科是希望招收全面发展的人才,评审委员希望看到一个有自己兴趣爱好,有组织领导能力、能为学校和社会做贡献的人才。可这位同学的申请材料展现了什么?高分!还有呢?额。。。。

 

第二个例子,其实这个同学的硬件已经很好了。但凡做好规划,在自己感兴趣的专业方面多涉猎多研究、多在申请文书上下功夫,就会收到不一样的结果,拿到自己的dream school的录取。我想她的失利应该在文书材料上没有好的架构,没有做到突出优势、阐述到位、规划清晰、方向明确。

 

因此,荣生想告诉大家的是,好的硬件条件是基础,但不是保证。没有好的硬件条件很难进好大学,但是有了高分也不一定能进。大家千万不要忽略文书材料的准备。如何才能创造好的文书?需要我们切实做好规划、参加了某些项目、做了某些活动。这样在创作文书时会有很大的优势,会真正做到内容翔实、主题明确,才能tell a good story of who you are.