The Best College Fit Starts Here
Helping students find the right college fit – socially, academically and financially – is our expertise.
Our students have been admitted to Ivy League and highly selective colleges including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth, Stanford, Columbia, Cornell, Brown, Penn, MIT, Duke, University of Chicago, Northwestern, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, Carnegie Mellon, The University of Virginia, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, Emory, Williams, Tufts, Swarthmore and many others including dozens of “Hidden Gems” all across the United States.
Confused by the overwhelming college search process?
- Finding it difficult to motivate your son or daughter?
- Shocked by astronomical sticker prices?
The College Advisor of New York can help you find the college of your choice in the price bracket your family can manage. Let us help you navigate the complexities of the college admissions process. We are the only comprehensive college counseling service in the region that integrates the college selection process with financial strategy. Our students enjoy best fit colleges at a price that’s affordable to the family. Students benefit from student centered counseling through every aspect of the college admissions process, and parents have peace of mind knowing that their child will make an informed, logical decision.
We have more than 150 years of combined experience in college admissions counseling, and we have visited and critiqued more than 400 colleges and universities. Not only is a college education the most expensive investment most families ever make, admission has become much more competitive, especially at the brand name schools. In 1985 there were approximately 50 colleges that admitted less than 50% of their applicants; today, that number is at least 350. In addition, many schools in the Northeast have price tags exceeding $280,000 for 4 years. Even public universities now cost more than $100,000 in New York. And there’s no end in sight to the increasing prices: costs continue to rise by double the rate of inflation (5.5%) each year. What’s worse, dropout rates average more than 49% nationwide. That’s why it’s critical that families make systematic, well informed decisions that consider their affordability early in the process.
The College Advisor of New York is your key to college admissions success.