Posts by Dave Bergman:

Boston University Supplemental Essay 2023-24 Prompts and Advice

Posted on: 14 Aug 2023

With almost 81,000 applications from those wishing to join the Class of 2027, Boston University has entered the realm of the most desirable private universities on the planet. It also continues to climb to new heights in terms of selectivity with just an 11% acceptance rate for entering 2023-24 freshmen. In contrast, just twenty years […]

Dartmouth Supplemental Essays 2023-24 Prompts and Advice

Posted on: 11 Aug 2023

Dartmouth receives the fewest number of applications of the eight Ivy League schools. There were 28,841 hopefuls for the Class of 2027, less than half the number at Columbia or Harvard. Yet, that still represented an increase in the number of Dartmouth applications from the two years prior, resulting in the school’s lowest-ever acceptance rate […]

15 Best ROTC Colleges

Posted on: 02 Aug 2023

If you attended college in the US, you likely had classmates in the ROTC. That’s because ROTC programs are near-ubiquitous—more than 1,700 colleges and universities in the US offer ROTC programs. The ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) enables students to take military courses while they earn their bachelor’s degrees. Upon graduating, students in the ROTC […]

How to Get Into UC Irvine: Acceptance Rate and Strategies

Posted on: 28 Jul 2023

In 1997, UC Irvine received 17,000 applications and admitted two-thirds of that group. By 2007, applications had more than doubled and the acceptance rate had fallen to 56%. Fast-forward to 2022, and over 117,000 individuals applied and the UC Irvine acceptance rate was down to 21%. Need further proof of the school’s increased popularity? Ten […]

Villanova Supplemental Essays 2023-24 – Prompts & Advice

Posted on: 28 Jul 2023

Villanova University’s 20.5% acceptance rate for the Class of 2027 is less than half of what it was as recently as 2015. Today, admitted students earned a mid-50% SAT of 1450-1520, and you typically need mostly A’s in AP/honors courses to have a serious shot at acceptance. Writing excellent Common App and Villanova supplemental essays […]

Purdue Supplemental Essays 2023-24 – Prompts and Advice

Posted on: 26 Jul 2023

Purdue is a school where the non-scary acceptance rate figures are not truly indicative of just how competitive the admissions process actually is. This public land grant research university in Indiana is actually a draw for students from around the world—out-of-staters apply at three times the volume of Hoosier State residents. Highly renowned academic programs […]

American University Supplemental Essay 2023-24 – Prompt and Advice

Posted on: 26 Jul 2023

Back in the ‘90s, American University had an acceptance rate of nearly 80%. In recent years, the acceptance rate has fallen as low as 26% and is typically under 40%. Test-optional for over a decade, this now highly-selective university in Washington, D.C. utilizes a truly holistic method of assessing candidates and this means that the […]

UMich Supplemental Essays 2023-24 – Prompts and Tips

Posted on: 25 Jul 2023

In forming the Class of 2027, the University of Michigan received over 87,000 applications, an all-time high. For historical comparison, there were under 24,000 applicants at the turn of the millennium. Therefore, it is safe to say that more students desire to become Wolverines in 2023 than ever before in the school’s 200+ year history. […]