Standardized tests

Standardized tests are a part of the college admission process…but students do have some control over this aspect of their profile.

They may take the SAT or the ACT, or take both. They may choose to take a standardized test once, or multiple times. Additionally, the colleges offering test optional is growing, and for certain students this is a strong choice.

We help our students understand their options, and choose the path that works best for them and where they will meet with the greatest success.

Check out this list of colleges that are test optional, by FairTest, The National Center for Fair and Open Testing.

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University of Miami


University of Miami, located in suburban Coral Gables, is a private, mid-size university of 10,000 undergraduates and 5,500 graduate students, just minutes away from the beach and about 7 miles outside the dynamic city of Miami.

The university offers over 180 academic majors with strong programs in various disciplines such as Marine Science, Music (including Music Business, Music Engineering and Music Therapy), Business and pre-professional programs – Medicine, Law, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine. It is not out of the ordinary for a student attending the University of Miami to double major.

The student population is diverse, drawing from every state and 110 foreign countries. Fifty percent of students are from out-of-state with a large majority from the Northeast. The male/female ratio is just about even for undergraduates.


Social life is busy and students are active on campus. With a cinema, an art museum, 3 performance centers, 2 pools (indoor and outdoor), a wellness center (yoga and cooking classes) and Division I ACC sporting events competing on campus, students have much to choose from. Additionally, the university sponsors special events, drawing politicians, leaders, and artists from all fields and professions to campus. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton just spoke on February 26th.  Past speakers included the Dalai Lama, President Obama, songwriter and musician Billy Joel and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Gaining admission to the University of Miami is becoming more competitive. Applications are up from 29,000 to 31,000 for the present admission cycle. U.S. News & World Report ranked University of Miami, in 2013, as the No. 1 school in Florida and No. 44 out of 281 institutions nationwide. Tuition is steep, but the university states that 50% of students receive some merit aid.

For the student who is well rounded – who likes to study, wants to be involved in community service, and enjoys being active and having fun – University of Miami is a strong choice.

A guide to senior schedules colleges will love

The Tufts Admission Office offers some simple but important advice about your senior year.

[Read article on Tufts University’s website]

Writing the college essay

Are you struggling to write your college essay? In this article, Holding College Chiefs to Their Words, see how university presidents answered the college application essay.

Take comfort in the fact that it was not easy for them either.

[Read article on the Wall Street Journal]

2,000+ colleges in the U.S.

Did you know…

…there are over 2,000 four-year colleges in the United States to choose from?

High school students should visit as many colleges as possible, and experience first-hand the amazing choices available.


Connecticut College


Muhlenberg College


Miami Of Ohio


Butler University


Columbia University


Fordham University


Washington University


College of William & Mary


Colgate University Graduation


High Point University