Gain Admission To Your Top College Choices

Crimson Education is America's leading college admissions consultancy, helping students gain admission to the Ivy League, Stanford, MIT, Duke, UC Berkeley, UCLA and other top colleges at a rate that is 4.5x higher than the general applicant rate.

Offers to Ivy League universities

Offers to the Ivy League + US Top 10

4,800+

Offers to the US Top 50

Offers to Oxford and Cambridge
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How We Work

Our college counseling model sees our students receive individualized support in every aspect of their college applications — from university selection strategy, test prep and personal statement/essay support, to extracurricular mentoring and interview practice. Here's how we work!
01. Crafting an Initial, Highly Individualised Plan
01: Building your plan
02. Meeting Your Educational Coordinator
02: School selection
03. Planning With Your Crimson Strategist
03: Academics
01. Crafting an Initial, Highly Individualised Plan
04: Activities / ECLs
01. Crafting an Initial, Highly Individualised Plan
05: Writing your essays
01. Crafting an Initial, Highly Individualised Plan
06: The interview
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  • Process 01 - Crimson Education

    01. Crafting a plan and getting started

    After your initial assessment with one of our Academic Advisors we will build a highly personalized plan based on your current situation and admissions goals. Next you'll be introduced to your College Counselor who'll be the driver of your application strategy and success.

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    02. Building your college application list

    Your college counselor will work with you to build a highly personalized application list taking into account where you are now and where you will be after working with Crimson over time. The list will include safety, target, reach and even extreme reach schools.

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    03. Lifting your grades and standardized test scores

    Whether it be the SAT, ACT, AP or IB, our tutors are standardized test top scorers who can help you lift your scores above other accomplished applicants. As a Crimson student you'll have access to both expert support and a limitless supply of practice tests. We also help students with subject selection and course / curricula recommendations.

  • 04. Working With Your Crimson Team

    04. Improving your extracurricular candidacy

    Your ECL or extracurricular and leadership profile represents an increasingly important and competitive part of your application. Our Crimson Leadership Academy mentors are capstone project building experts who will work with you to execute a standout project that aligns with your application theme and chosen major.

  • 04. Working With Your Crimson Team

    05. Crafting your personal statement and supplemental essays

    Working with your Strategist you will brainstorm, ideate, craft, edit and refine a personal statement and supplemental essays that resonates with admissions officers and align with your personal profile. We also provide Former Admissions Officer (FAO) reviews of entire applications — including the all important supplemental essays.

  • 04. Working With Your Crimson Team

    06. Prepping with your interview expert

    From question prep to mock interviews, our counselors work with you to make sure you're prepared for every question possible, have the skill and confidence to think on your feet, and help you prepare questions you can ask your interviewers in return.

FREE WEBINAR: Ivy League Admissions 101

Join our free webinar on Wednesday, November 8th at 5pm PT / 8pm ET to hear from a Former Harvard Admissions Officer about how to strategically approach each section of your Ivy League applications to stand out from the fierce competition!

Crimson student results

Working with their Strategist and dedicated team members, Crimson students are accepted into the top institutions in the US and the UK at 4.5x the general applicant rate.

This number has been improving year upon year as our US students are admitted to some top schools at a rate that is 7 or more times higher than the general applicant.

Below are just some of our US student statistics from the most recent application round (2021/22). And to learn more about our early admit success for the Class of 2027 (application round 2022/23), you can click on this link.

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98%

Of our students are admitted to at least one of their top 5 school choices.

Admitted
24.75%

The average acceptance rate of Crimson students who applied to the Ivy League compared to the average general applicant acceptance rate of ~5.2%.

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24.55%

The average acceptance rate of Crimson students who applied to the US Top 10 (US News & World Report) compared to the average general applicant acceptance rate of ~4.85%.

Top 25
38.75%

The average acceptance rate of Crimson students who applied to the US Top 25 (US News & World Report) compared to the average general applicant acceptance rate of ~8.57%.

How Crimson's Class of 2027 results compare!
UniversityGeneral Admissions RateCrimson Student Admissions Rate
Harvard University3.49%16%
Princeton University~3.9%15%
Columbia University3.7%26%
Stanford University~4.0%15%
University of Pennsylvania~5.7%27%
University of Chicago~5%16%
Yale University4.3%22%
Duke University6%20%
Johns Hopkins University6%28%
Brown University5.5%23%
MIT4.0%28%
Northwestern University7%22%
Dartmouth College6%22%
Cornell University~7.5%28%
Vanderbilt University6.7%35%
Rice University8.6%25%
UC Berkeley~11.8%45%
UCLA~9.7%42%

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