Results & Testimonials

Acceptance Rate:  91% (27% higher than all other students nationally).

  • Graduation Rate:  88% graduated in 4 years from the college at which they began.
  • Average Scholarship:  $18,000/year ($72,000/4 years) for 2015 clients.
  • Average Client Savings:  40% off the sticker price of college
  • “Overall satisfaction with the College Advisor of New York ” – 9/10
  • 77% “gained peace of mind.”
  • 72% “made a more informed, systematic college decision.”
  • 82% “saved time.”
  • 60% “saved money.”

The College Advisor staff guided us through our first college search and application process.  Before coming in, we felt overwhelmed and confused.  As soon as we began working with the staff, we knew we were headed in the right direction.  Our child felt confident sending in her applications, which resulted in several great school choices.  Thank you so much for all of your help!”
Kelly and Steve Fox
Saratoga Springs, NY

The College Advisor of New York’s process began with the testing of aptitudes and preferences that helped find the right school for our daughter, and then navigate the complex process of SAT Prep and admissions. They even helped us get some merit scholarship money.  It worked well enough for her that we had our two sons also go through the process.  I would not go through this process without their professional guidance – the cost pales in comparison to the cost of college.
Lou and Paula Pierro
Loudonville, NY

“As the long process of applying and choosing a college comes to an end, I wanted to say thank you for all you’ve done. There have been numerous times where I would have stressed over not getting enough financial aid, or not knowing which colleges to visit. However, having your guidance allowed the fun and excitement of the search to outweigh the anxiety. All of the time you spent matching up colleges and advising us on how to deal with aid/scholarship packages is greatly appreciated.  Thank you so much!”
Andrew Balogh (student)
Averill Park, NY

“Ryan loves Clark. It is definitely a great fit for him, as you thought it would be. He has made some very good friends and he completed his first semester with a 3.93 GPA. Sincere thanks again to you and your staff for helping us to get through the process, and a special ‘shout out’ to our Coach for helping Ryan through the essays!”
Bob and Karen Koster
East Greenbush, NY

“We wanted to thank you again for all that you did for Max, he did end up committing to UVM! I’m sure he would not be going there if it was not for your help and the help of Cindy, Prowess, and the rest of your staff. Thank you so much!”
John Buhac
Clifton Park, NY

“The most helpful part of your service was guiding Michael to schools we were not familiar with and educating him on the ‘right fit.’ I cannot think of anything you could improve upon. The experience was a pleasure. The overall experience was a 10/10!”
MaryGina Ortiz
Amsterdam, NY

“We appreciated your help in preparing us early for the FAFSA and Profile. In addition, the strategy and advice to help us maximize our financial aid package was invaluable!”
Donna Bonacci
Loudonville, NY

“We did not apply for financial aid, but the amount of merit-based aid she received was astounding. She ended up selecting a school that gave her a $20,000/year scholarship! Thank you so much for suggesting the ‘right’ schools in this way. It has made a big difference financially.”
Mary Gavin
Saratoga Springs, NY

“Our son is going to an excellent college with a bigger aid package than we ever expected!”
Becky & Mike Steiner
Bethlehem, NY

“Matt loved George Washington University and we really appreciate all your help in getting him there!  Thank you for all you did for us.”
Kathy Grifferty
Schenectady, NY

“Working with The College Advisor of NY proved to be a great experience for my son, Michael, and our family.  With Dean as the ‘driver’ of the admissions process, our family was able to enjoy this time, rather than have it be stressful.”
David Huntler
Salem, VA

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