Ivy League schools are well-known, highly sought after, and extremely difficult to get in to.
Yet, every year, thousands of applicants pour in to apply for Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Columbia, UPenn, Brown, Cornell, and Dartmouth. Hopeful applicants dream of attending one of these prestigious schools, aspiring to follow the paths of many U.S. Presidents, famous scholars, researchers, entrepreneurs, actors, and more.
The chances of getting into an Ivy League school are slim. It is easy to apply and be hopeful, but if you do aspire to attend one of these schools, it is best to start charting the course to your Ivy League success VERY (and we mean VERY) early on into your high school (and possibly even middle school) career.
There are plenty of things you need to do to get into an Ivy League school. A skeleton version of steps you’ll need to take can be found below. However, we recommend reading up on our detailed Ivy League material in order to gain a better understanding of what the process is really like.
- Excellent GPA. (Top 10 of your class)
- Even better SAT or ACT score (Yes, we mean nearly perfect or at least high up there)
- Phenomenal extracurriculars (Not just that you joined a book club or volunteered once or twice to tutor)
- Rocking letters of recommendation
- A little something extra (something that will make the admissions team remember you)