Posts by Dave Bergman:

The 25 Hardest Colleges to Get Into in 2023-2024

Posted on: 25 Jul 2023

As we enter the 2023-24 cycle, the American college admissions process continues to be insanely competitive at the very top. Schools that are considered “elite” and “prestigious” are attracting more applicants than ever before. Test-optional policies enacted by many colleges at the start of the pandemic have caused tens of thousands of new applicants to […]

ACT Test Dates 2023-2024

Posted on: 20 Jul 2023

After living through a middle school career riddled with COVID disruptions and remote learning, college-bound rising juniors and seniors will be thrilled if their biggest worry right now is when to sit for the ACT exam. While a number of “real-life” challenges and a heap of uncertainty have been plopped on our plates in recent […]

How to Get Into Pomona College: Acceptance Rate & Strategies

Posted on: 14 Jul 2023

All of the member schools within the Claremont Consortium have excellent reputations, but Pomona College and its 1,774 brilliant undergrads, edge out Claremont McKenna for the title of “Most Selective.” In fact, along with schools like Amherst, Williams, Swarthmore, and Bowdoin, Pomona College is one of the most revered liberal arts colleges in the United […]

UChicago Supplemental Essays 2023-24 – Prompts and Advice

Posted on: 14 Jul 2023

UChicago has long been known for their “provocative” essay prompts, viewing them as a chance for “students to talk about themselves, their tastes, and their ambitions.” The University of Chicago admissions committee invites you to approach the UChicago supplemental essays with “utter seriousness, complete fancy, or something in between.” While writing this “uncommon essay” sounds […]

UGA Supplemental Essay 2023-24 – Prompt and Advice

Posted on: 14 Jul 2023

Over 43,000 students from around the world applied for a place in the UGA Class of 2027. Further, the EA round in the 2022-23 cycle broke the previous year’s all-time high mark. This means that the UGA supplemental essay may be even more important in 2023-24 than in previous years. Last year, the average incoming […]

Tufts Supplemental Essays 2023-24 – Prompts and Advice

Posted on: 13 Jul 2023

Tufts University has long been a highly-selective school. Yet, the Class of 2027 was the second time the acceptance rate dipped into the single-digits at 9.5%. As at any college that rejects more than 9 of every 10 applicants who apply (the overwhelming majority of whom are supremely qualified), aspiring Jumbos need every single component […]

UT Austin Supplemental Essays 2023-24 – Prompts and Advice

Posted on: 13 Jul 2023

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the top public universities in the United States.  UT Austin is in the same league as the most popular UC campuses, UVA, UNC–Chapel Hill, and Georgia Tech. Further, UT Austin’s ultra-elite business, engineering, and computer science programs attract brilliant teen minds from all over the world. […]

Georgia Tech Supplemental Essays 2023-24 – Prompts and Advice

Posted on: 13 Jul 2023

Georgia Tech has always been an excellent university where one could receive a top-notch educational experience. However, it was not always a highly-selective institution on the admissions front. In fact, back in the days of the Clinton White House, Georgia Tech accepted over two-thirds of those who applied. In 2023, this is a school that […]