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Dr. Rubin is one of the world's leading experts in the field of college admissions. For years, Dr. Rubin has been working with students and their families to help applicants reach their college admission goals.
Dr. Rubin has served on admissions committees at selective universities and has first-hand knowledge of their admissions processes. In addition, she has conducted some of the most significant and comprehensive research to date on how elite U.S. colleges and universities make admissions decisions. In 2012, Dr. Rubin's research received international media attention from outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, TIME and CNN.
Dr. Rubin is deeply committed to working with high school students to help them find, and get into, the perfect school for them. As a former high school teacher and university faculty member, Dr. Rubin understands, and loves working with, adolescents. Dr. Rubin's practical and research-based experiences make her exceptionally astute in determining which colleges will be a good match for students based on their academic credentials, interests and passions, as well as particular institutional needs. She is clear and effective in identifying what it takes to get accepted into the colleges that are the best fit for each individual student. Dr. Rubin is also an expert in brainstorming and editing college admissions essays. With Dr. Rubin's guidance, students have identified and been accepted into their top-choice colleges.
Dr. Rubin holds a doctorate from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, where she was a Presidential Scholar. Dr. Rubin serves on the Board of Overseers for Brookline High School's 21st Century Fund and the Board of Advisors of QuestBridge. She lives in Brookline, Massachusetts with her three children and her husband, a Harvard and Princeton alumnus and former MIT faculty member.