What It Really Takes to Get Into Ivy League and Other Highly Selective Colleges

Paperback | April 9, 2003

byChuck Hughes

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The ultimate insider's guide to getting into the nation's most competitive colleges

Written by a former senior admissions officer at Harvard University, this book provides keen insights into what it takes to get into America's top schools. With the help of case studies of successful Harvard applicants, Charles Hughes II defines the goals and mission of highly selective schools. He explains the relative weight given to:

  • Academics
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Personal qualities
  • Intangibles in the admission process

    Hughes breaks down the components of the application, explaining the significance of each and how they are evaluated. And, drawing upon his extensive experience, he clues readers in on effective ways for applicants to improve their candidacy, including:

    • How to prepare early in high school
    • How to write a better application
    • How to find the school best suited to their interests, personality, and goals

      With this essential guide, students will be able to present their talents in the best light possible, and create a winning college application.

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The ultimate insider's guide to getting into the nation's most competitive collegesWritten by a former senior admissions officer at Harvard University, this book provides keen insights into what it takes to get into America's top schools. With the help of case studies of successful Harvard applicants, Charles Hughes II defines the goal...

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The ultimate insider guide on getting into the country's top collegesGetting into the nation's leading colleges is one of the most competitive--and demanding--endeavors students face throughout the course of their education. Even the most outstanding students will benefit from having a knowledgeable guide walk them through every step o...

Chuck Hughes is a former senior admissions officer at Harvard University, where he spent several years evaluating thousands of undergraduate applications. Currently director of academic products for Monster.com, he is a Harvard alumnus and makes his home in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.63 inPublished:April 9, 2003Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:007141259x

ISBN - 13:9780071412599

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