From COVID-19’s impact on higher education to our groundbreaking research on how top colleges and universities make admissions decisions, the media regularly call on Spark Admissions for the expert’s perspective on college admissions news and trends.
NewsReports highlights insider tips from the Spark Admissions team regarding how to navigate the increasingly competitive college application process.See News
Dr. Rachel Rubin comments on the trend of inequality prevalent in the Early Decision application process.See News
USA Today featured Spark Admissions in a list of the nation's top companies aimed at college admissions success.See News
ReadWrite discusses what sets Spark Admissions apart as a nationally leading college admissions consulting firm.See News
Spark Admissions comments on the 2024 US News & World Report college rankings, as the publication has radically changed its methodology for how it ranks US colleges and universities.See News
Redfin featured Spark Admissions in its recent article about what makes Boston arguably one of the best cities in the U.S.See News
July 9, 2018 | Dr. Rachel Rubin comments on the role of “dean’s lists” or “development lists” at selective colleges and universities including Harvard.See News
June 21, 2017 | Rachel Blankstein offers insight into the factors at play in Harvard’s decision to rescind offers to incoming freshmen on the basis of their social media activity.See News
December 15, 2015 | Dr. Rachel Rubin adds context to new data that shows most college-bound Massachusetts students choose four-year schools within a few hours of home.See News
September 17, 2015 | Rachel Blankstein provides expert perspective on selecting and working with tutors to prepare for the Medical College Admission Test.See News
April 2, 2014 | Dr. Rachel Rubin comments on the rarity of a high school senior’s feat of gaining acceptance to all eight Ivy League schools.See News
April 10, 2012 | A new survey of admissions officials at the 75 most competitive colleges and universities finds distinct patterns that differentiate some holistic colleges from others.See News
April 9, 2012 | Christopher Shea breaks down recent research—including a new study by Rachel Rubin—on how elite colleges in the U.S. and Europe make admissions decisions.See News
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