Chicago College Admissions Consultants

5.3x

More Likely to be Accepted to
Ivy Plus Schools

100+

Former
College Admissions Officers

600+

Years of Combined
Admissions Committee Experience

Chicago College Admissions Consultants

Solomon Admissions Consulting is a go-to college admissions consulting firm for high school students in Chicago and the Chicagoland 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 100 former top-tier college admissions officers who work as college admissions consultants with students in Chicago. Our college admissions consultants have advised thousands of college applicants from the following high schools in Chicago and the Chicagoland area: University of Chicago Laboratory School, Lake Forest Academy, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA), Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Hinsdale Central High School, North Shore Country Day School, Latin School of Chicago, Francis W. Parker School, Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart, St. Ignatius College Prep, Roycemore School, British International School of Chicago - South Loop, Rochelle Zell Jewish High School, Beacon Academy, Walter Payton College Prep, Northside College Preparatory High School, and Whitney M. Young Magnet High School.

When hiring a private college admissions counselor in Chicago, 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 Chicago 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 Chicago, 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.

Success Rates

Our success rate at getting high school students in Chicago 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 in Chicago and the Chicagoland area:​

  • UChicago:  52.8% acceptance rate for Solomon clients who applied versus the national acceptance rate of 7.3%

  • Stanford:  31% acceptance rate for Solomon clients who applied versus the national acceptance rate of 5.2%

  • 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%

  • Georgetown:  40% acceptance rate for Solomon clients who applied versus the national acceptance rate of 15.5%

  • Notre Dame:  54.6% acceptance rate for Solomon clients who applied versus the national acceptance rate of 16.5%

  • Columbia:  30.2% 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%

  • Carnegie Mellon: 57.1% acceptance rate for Solomon clients who applied versus the national acceptance rate of 17%

  • Duke:  42% acceptance rate for Solomon clients who applied versus the national acceptance rate of 8.2%​​​

Our college admissions consultants have worked with thousands of high school students in the Chicagoland area, including from Glencoe, Winnetka, Lake Forest, Hinsdale, Naperville, Oak Park, Inverness, Long Grove, Oak Brook, Wilmette, Barrington Hills, Hawthorn Woods, Evanston, Highland Park, and Kenilworth, among others. In addition, our college admissions consultants have worked with thousands of high school students in Chicago, including from the Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Lakeshore East, New East Side, Streeterville, the Near North, River North, the West Loop, Forest Glen, North Center, Edison Park, and Old Town, 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.

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