Bay Area College Admissions Consultants

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ~ Nelson Mandela

Bay Area College Admissions Consultants

Solomon Admissions Consulting is a go-to college admissions consulting firm for high school students in the Bay Area who are shooting for elite colleges and universities. Recently ranked the top college admissions consulting firm in the United States by Entrepreneur Magazine, Solomon Admissions Consulting boasts the deepest bench in the United States of over 40 former top-tier college admissions officers who work as college admissions consultants with students in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our college admissions consultants have advised thousands of college applicants from the following high schools in the Bay Area: The College Preparatory School, Castilleja School, Woodside Priory School, Crystal Springs Uplands School, The Nueva School, Head-Royce School, The Branson School, The Harker School, Henry Gunn, Monta Vista High School, Lynbrook High School, St. Francis, Menlo School, Sacred Heart Prep Atherton (SHP), Saratoga High School, Palo Alto High School (Paly), BASIS Independent Silicon Valley, Bellarmine College Preparatory, Archbishop Mitty High School, Cupertino High School, Los Altos High School, Los Gatos High School, and Stanford Online High School.

Bay Area College Admissions Consultant

When hiring a private college admissions counselor in the San Francisco Bay Area, it’s critical to work with a former top-tier college admissions officer as they are the only ones who have reviewed thousands of college applications, voted on who gets admitted and know the preferences of each top school inside and out. A local solo college admissions counselor simply will not know what our team of former college admissions officers know and will not be able to provide the same insider strategy, success rates and level of guidance. Solomon Admissions Consulting employs a team-based approach and pools the knowledge of all its college admissions consultants to assist students in the Bay Area by employing as college admissions consultants former college admissions officers from Stanford, Princeton, UC Berkeley, MIT, Columbia, Brown, UPenn, Dartmouth, Duke, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, UChicago and Northwestern.

Solomon Admissions Consulting begins college admissions consulting and coaching starting in the 8th grade with students in the Bay Area, and works with 8th graders, 9th graders (freshmen), 10th graders (sophomores), 11th graders (juniors) and 12th graders (seniors). Our college admissions consultants work with students first and foremost to develop a compelling strategic positioning plan that positions students for success in the elite college admissions process. Once the ideal positioning strategy is selected, we coach students on the right extra-curricular activities and summer plans to maximize their college admission odds. We specialize in selecting the best choice college for our students, whether they plan to pursue premed, combined BS/MD programs, computer science, engineering, business, finance, prelaw or music and art.

Solomon's Success Rates

Our success rate at getting high school students in the Bay Area admitted to the top colleges is quadruple to quintuple the average acceptance rates at those colleges. Here are our success rates for college placement for students:

  • Stanford: 31% acceptance rate for Solomon clients who applied versus the national acceptance rate of 5.2%
  • UC Berkeley: 50% acceptance rate for Solomon clients who applied versus the national acceptance rate of 17.6%
  • Princeton: 28% acceptance rate for Solomon clients who applied versus the national acceptance rate of 5.6%
  • Yale: 26.3% acceptance rate for Solomon clients who applied versus the national acceptance rate of 6.5%
  • Columbia: 30.8% acceptance rate for Solomon clients who applied versus the national acceptance rate of 6.3%
  • UPenn: 31.3% acceptance rate for Solomon clients who applied versus the national acceptance rate of 8.6%
  • Duke: 42.0% acceptance rate for Solomon clients who applied versus the national acceptance rate of 8.2%
  • Carnegie Mellon: 57.1% acceptance rate for Solomon clients who applied versus the national acceptance rate of 17%
  • USC: 55.9% acceptance rate for Solomon clients who applied versus the national acceptance rate of 16.1%​

Our college admissions consultants have worked with thousands of high school students in the Bay Area, including from Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, Atherton, Oakland, Danville, Pleasanton, Orinda, Los Altos Hills, Hillsborough, Woodside, San Mateo, Piedmont, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Saratoga, Mountain View, Cupertino, Los Altos, Fremont, Portola Valley and Menlo Park, among others.

Learn More About Solomon Admissions

All of our admission consultants are Former College Admissions Officers and they work with our college applicants to craft memorable narratives and personal statements that best address their unique backgrounds, interests, and how they will contribute to the college to which they apply.