How do I get into the University of Michigan?

Posted by Shmoop on 2/19/19 11:00 AM

So, you want to be a Wolverine. We're not talking about your favorite Canadian member of the X-Men, we're talking about getting decked out in maize and blue and pouncing about the University of Michigan. No doubt you're attracted to its topnotch academic reputation (#1 public research university in the U.S. in 2018), its location in cute-as-a-button Ann Arbor, and its legendary athletics program. Or maybe you just want to go to the same school as Madonna. (Following in her footsteps helped these people get ahead, at least). Whatever your reasons are for trading your opposable thumbs for a set of paws and claws, we are here to help you get into this legendary school.

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Topics: college, college essays, College Prep, college admissions, michigan, college application

How do I get into Princeton?

Posted by Shmoop on 2/12/19 1:00 PM

Is it your dream to rub shoulders with the snobby-yet-dapper elite of the world after years of studying so hard that your brain has started seeping out of your ears? Then Princeton might be the school for you. Getting into this top-dog Ivy, though, is no small feat. You're going to need smarts, writing skills, stellar extracurriculars, great relationships with your teachers, and more luck than a Leprechaun rubbed down in four-leaf clover oil. But never fear—we're here to walk you through this college's application process.

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Topics: college, College Prep, princeton, ivy league

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