“I could tell that Ellen did the research to find schools that were notable in my major, and if there were schools on the list that didn’t connect with me, Ellen had plenty of others at the ready. In retrospect, I’m glad Ellen chose schools for me that were very specific to my personality, because she was cognizant of the type of environment that would be most beneficial to me personally.”

– Connecticut College student (Carlmont High School graduate)

“Having Ellen know all of the steps required to identify, select, apply, and decide on a college. I had no idea how complex it is, how early you need to start, and the subjectivity in college applications involved. And focusing on the messaging of ‘matching’ vs. just going after a name brand school helped calibrate me as a parent. I also appreciated the honesty (‘this school should be no problem,’ ‘this school is unlikely,’ ‘this school may not be a good match,’ etc).”

– Parent of a high school graduate

“It is extremely hard to find schools that you like and at the same time,
would be a good fit… Every school she presented to me was amazing. They all fit my major and had
activities and extracurriculars that I liked. She actually introduced me to my dream school, Northeastern, where I will be going to college.”

– Northeastern University student (Archbishop High School graduate)

“Ellen did a great job at catering to the types of schools I was interested in. We did many activities that helped me learn what I wanted for my own future, and she was able to help me learn about schools that would allow me to pursue my interest.”

– UC Davis student (Aragon High School graduate)

“The colleges Ellen researched and added to my list were amazing and a perfect fit for me!”

– Student of Howard University honors program

“The other day I was thinking about my decision to come to Mount Holyoke, and I thought of you! I love it here, and I am so glad you helped me get here. The professors are so passionate and the classes are so engaging. I guess I just wanted to say I how grateful I was for your help and Thank you again!”

– Mount Holyoke graduate

“Our daughter graduated with a major in Broadcast Journalism and 2 related minors. You picked this college for her that was not even on our radar. You told me to relax and let go, that this college was the fit for her. Thank you for being so right. Thank you for all your help with both our girls. Just thought you would like to hear how your influence and help was so positive.”

– Mom of college graduate

“I just wanted to thank you so much for helping me apply and get in to Boston College. It couldn’t have been a better fit for me, and I love it here!”

– Boston College undergrad

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The Results

I take great pride in helping students find the schools that best match their personalities and preferences. I’ve worked with students and colleges from all ends of the spectrum, and with College4u‘s comprehensive approach we take into account a wide variety of factors, from academics to geographic location to campus activities, in making the best choice for each student.

Here is a sampling of the colleges where College4u students have been accepted:

Adelphi University
American University
Arcadia University
Arizona State University
Baldwin-Wallace College
Barry University
Bates College
Baylor University
Beloit College
Bennington College
Binghamton University
Boise State University
Boston College
Boston University
Bradley University
Brandeis University
Brevard College
Brooks Institute
Brown University
Bucknell University
Cal Poly Pomona
Cal Poly University
California Institute of Integral Studies
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
Catholic University
Champlain College
Chapman University
Claremont McKenna College
Clark University
Clemson University
Colby-Sawyer College
Colgate University
College of Charleston
College of the Holy Cross
College of Idaho
College of Wooster
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University
Columbia College Chicago
Columbia University
Concordia University Irvine
Connecticut College
Cornell College
Cornell University
CSU Cal Poly
CSU Channel Islands
CSU Chico
CSU Fullerton
CSU East Bay
CSU Humboldt
CSU Long Beach
CSU San Marcos
CSU Sonoma State
Curry College
C.W. Post of Long Island University (LIU Post)
Dartmouth College
Denison University
DePaul University
Dickinson College
Dominican College
Drew University
Drexel University
Duke University
Eckerd College
Elon University
Emerson College
Emmanual College
Endicott College
Evergreen State College
Fairfield University
Fairleigh Dickenson University
Franklin University Switzerland
Fordham University
Franklin and Marshall
George Mason University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Georgia Tech
Gettysburg College
Gonzaga University
Goucher College
Guilford College
Hampshire College
Harvey Mudd College
Hobart and William Smith College
Hofstra University
Holy Names University
Howard University
Illinois Institute of Technology
Indiana University
Ithaca College
James Madison University
Johnson & Wales University
Kenyon College
Lafayette College
Lasell College
Lehigh University
Lewis and Clark University
Linfield College
Loras College
Louisiana State University
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Maryland
Loyola University New Orleans
Lynchburg College
Lynn University
Macalester College
Marquette University
Marymount College
Marymount Manhattan College
McDaniel College
Menlo College
Merrimack College
Miami University of Ohio
Middlebury College
Mitchell College
Montana State University
Mount Holyoke University
New York University
Newberry College
Northeastern University
Northern Arizona University
Northwestern University
Notre Dame University
Occidental College
Ohio Wesleyan University
Oregon State University
Oxford College of Emory University
Pacific University
Penn State University
Pitzer College
Providence College
Purdue University
Quinnipiac College
Reed College
Regis University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rider University
Roanoke College
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Roger Williams University
Sacramento State
Sacred Heart College
Saint Mary’s College
Salem State University
San Diego State University
San Francisco State University
San Jose State
Santa Clara University
Sarah Lawrence College
Scripps College
Seattle University
Seton Hall University
Southern Methodist University
Southern Oregon University
St. Edwards University
St. Marys in Moraga
Stanford University
Stonybrook University
Suffolk University
Syracuse University
Temple University
Texas A&M University
Texas Christian University
The New School
Trinity College
Tufts University
Tulane University
UC Berkeley
UC Davis
UC Irvine
UC Merced
UC Riverside
UC San Diego
UC Santa Barbara
UC Santa Cruz
University of Alabama
University of Arizona
University of Binghamton – SUNY
University of British Columbia
University of Chicago
University of Colorado
University of Colorado – Denver
University of Connecticut
University of Denver
University of Delaware
University of Hartford
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Iowa
University of Kansas
University of Kentucky
University of La Verne
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts, Boston
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of New Hampshire
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania, Wharton
University of Pittsburg
University of Portland
University of Puget Sound
University of Redlands
University of Rhode Island
University of Richmond
University of San Diego
University of San Francisco
University of Scranton
University of Southern California
University of Tampa
University of Tennessee
University of Texas, Austin
University of the Pacific
University of Vermont
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Vanderbilt University
Villanova University
Wagner College
Washington State University
Washington University in St. Louis
Wheaton College
Whitman College
Whittier College
Whitworth University
Willamette University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
Xavier University