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February 17, 2015

On the Road to College with Betsy Woolf – College of Charleston

The student/faculty ratio is 16 to one; there are no teaching assistants; and the largest class is probably no more than 120 students (Introduction to Biology and Introduction to Psychology, for example). With only 1500 graduate students, the […]
February 16, 2015
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On the Road to College with Betsy Woolf – Lewis & Clark College

The address is Portland, Oregon, but the Lewis & Clark campus is a beautiful, rural enclave only 6 miles from downtown. Students do use the city (there is a school shuttle). The site of a former estate, the […]
February 15, 2015

On the Road to College with Betsy Woolf – Reed College

Reed is a distinctive place where the intellectual life thrives in a suburban Portland campus just 15 minutes from downtown. The campus school with a canyon in its midsection is intense academically but not competitive. Classes are capped […]
December 14, 2014

On the Road to College with Betsy Woolf – Worcester Polytechnic University (WPI)

A return visit to WPI found a campus and students just as impressive as in the past with women now constituting almost a third of the population and 13% of students hailing from outside the United States. Sixty […]
December 13, 2014

On the Road to College with Betsy Woolf – Clark University

Applications are increasing at Clark University, whose admission rate has gone from 77% not too long ago to 52% overall last year. Popular majors on campus include psychology (Freud lectured on campus and his statue figures prominently near […]
October 12, 2014

A Great Night for Inside the Admissions Office

The 7th annual Inside the Admissions Office program was a resounding success! Thank you to the 200 high school students and parents who attended the program at the JCC of Mid-Westchester. A special thank you to the deans […]
June 10, 2014

On the Road to College with Betsy Woolf – Savannah College of Art and Design

With its admissions building located on perhaps the prettiest street in Savannah, Bull Street, just steps away from bucolic Forsyth Park, the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) is an urban school that is all about the […]
May 9, 2014

On the Road to College with Betsy Woolf – Dartmouth College

The Dartmouth “Shuttle” (actually a full-size coach bus that picks up and discharges passengers near Grand Central Station in NYC) took me to and from the Dartmouth campus for a return trip in May. What I found was […]
January 7, 2014

Trends in College Admission 2014

Peter Johnson, Director of Undergraduate Admissions for Columbia University, recently addressed a meeting of professional members of the Independent Educational Consultants Association. As a professional member of IECA, I was in that audience. Following are some highlights from […]
January 6, 2014

A “Slice” of Woolf College Consulting

Betsy has been featured in The Slice, a newsletter about college admissions and standardized testing. Read on to find out what led Betsy to the profession of college consulting and what she loves the most about her job: […]