Does the CollegeVine tool advertised on US News work to accurately predict chances of admission?
charliemid 3 replies1 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 4 New Member
In my experience CollegeVine's algorithm does not work. We paid CollegeVine $2000. They helped us select 14 "target schools" (which is supposed to mean 40% - 60% chance of admission). My daughter has a 1470 SAT and a 4.2 GPA from an IB school. She got into zero of her target schools. CollegeVine provided a college junior to help review the essays. The college student provided about 20 hours of work. So we paid $100 / hour for bad information and bad results. To their credit, CollegeVine refunded 100% of what we paid. They know they screwed up, but it's too late to do anything about it now. Get a real college counselor or trust yourself. CollegeVine is a bad choice.6 replies