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About Us

Authentic Admissions

Given the recent negative press about college admissions, its important to distinguish the good actors from the bad. At its core, The Admissions Angle helps students to represent the best versions of themselves and is committed to a fair and honest process. No shortcuts. Luckily, the admissions landscape is starting to reward student applicants that show authenticity and an awareness of privilege.

Regardless of background, the road to a student’s dream school is littered with obstacles and requires hard work from everyone involved: parents, teachers, counselors and the students. It takes a village, right? And the best way to spread out the work and start off in the right direction is mentorship.

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The Admissions Angle does things differently

  • We are not product-based and we do not charge by the hour. We are committed to putting forth the best quality results, regardless of how much work is involved.
  • We believe in playing to a students’ existing strengths and interests rather than attempting to make them fit into an archetype. We will never tell students to give up the activities they love.
  • We emphasize the value of supporting local communities. We believe that civic involvement breeds excellent citizens and excellent candidates for top colleges, and will help students find unique and genuine ways to serve their communities.
  • We are limited to a select number of students each year so that Alex can be personally involved with each application. We will never pass your student off to an intern or a college student.
Executive Director

Alex Loveless

After graduating from Villanova University with a BS in Mathematics, Alex moved to Seoul, Korea, where he spent a combined nine years in test prep and college admissions consulting. As a Managing Director of one of the top boutique college consulting firms in Seoul’s exclusive Apgujeong neighborhood, Alex was responsible for helping high-performing students gain admission to the Ivy League+ in one of the most competitive applicant pools that exists in the world. His responsibilities included managing/training the entire college admissions team, leading the company’s annual admissions strategy, and working one-on-one with his own personal students.

Now based in America, Alex is committed to sharing his experience and expertise with domestic and international students alike. His educational philosophy is one that allows students to use their unique personality and interests to craft a college application that is both highly personal and highly competitive. Alex believes that students should not be limited by their own expectations and encourages them to reach high, far, and wide on their college lists. Moreover, he understands the unique challenges of combating race and gender stereotypes that plague the admissions process, and helps craft applications that take these challenges into account.

Alex works with students throughout all stages of the high school experience, but believes that the earlier a student begins with an admissions strategy, the better the odds are of admission to a top college. He supports a flexible, holistic approach to admissions and above all, advises students to be themselves.

Academic Director

Noelle Compton

Noelle Compton graduated from the University of Colorado with degrees in English Writing and Philosophy. She then moved to South Korea, where she worked in SAT preparation and educational materials development before working for the Korean government as part of the agricultural international development team. Later, she was recruited as an academic director and writing specialist at an elite college consulting group in Gangnam.

Writing is Noelle’s greatest strength and passion. She works with students to cultivate their writing skills across academic disciplines and believes that written expression is a skill that extends well beyond the college application process. Her educational philosophy is all about encouraging students to use their authentic voices to tell their stories, engage with the community, and connect with others.

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Demonstrated Success

Class of '23

Personal Students(6 international students + 4 US citizens/green card holders = 10 students total)
 

Columbia University (1)
Stanford University (1)
University of Pennsylvania – Wharton Business School (1)
Vanderbilt University (1)
Cornell University (1)
Rice University (1)
Washington University at St. Louis (1)
UC Berkeley (1)
Carleton College (1)
Haverford College (1)
University of Southern California (1)
Georgetown University (1)
Carnegie Mellon University (1)
University of Michigan – Ross Business School (1)
University of Michigan (1)
Georgia Tech University (1)
UC Santa Barbara (1)
Boston College (1)
UC San Diego (2)
UC Davis (2)
Case Western Reserve University (2)
Occidental College (1)
Northeastern University (2)
University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign (2)
Purdue University (1)
Waseda University (1)

 

SAT scores under 1500

you can go to a great college without a great score

Carleton College (1)
Case Western Reserve (1)
Purdue University (1)
University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign (1)
UC Davis (1)
UC Santa Barbara (1)
Northeastern University (1)
Waseda University (1)

College Admissions Services

Schedule a Free Consultation

Meet with Alex one-on-one via video chat to talk about your son/daughter’s admissions plan. Afterwards, receive a no-obligation Customized College Roadmap (CCR) with advice on courses, extracurricular activities, standardized tests, and Admissions Angle strategy. 

What previous students have said:

I began working with Alex during my sophomore year, so I was able to implement many of his ideas, such as hands-on research papers and a science blog, that really helped me present myself as a knowledgeable and self-driven scientist in my applications! Even though he had many good suggestions and obviously knew what could create a brilliant application, he never tried to stifle my unique interests and helped me incorporate them in my essays. When it came to editing, he always made sure that the essays still used my voice and that they were truly representative of me. I wouldn’t have known how to prevent myself in the best possible way to elite institutions without Alex’s help.
Jenny
Accepte to Caltech Class of '24
Without Alex, I wouldn’t have been able to get into my dream school. I started working with Alex in eighth grade, and he helped me to have specific goals and plans for my high school tenure. With the specific goals and plans, my application had a harmonic element that made me different from other applicants. In order for me to stand out, Alex and I worked on the junction for all my high school achievements and life experiences: the common app and supplemental essays. Since the beginning of summer before my senior year, Alex and I wrote at least 50 drafts in total for ten different schools. Alex suggested specific edits from my initial drafts that would make my essays to connect with my passion for STEM. With hard work from both Alex and me, we ended up with final drafts that radiated my background and passion for colleges. I strongly believe that the essays were a big part of my success, and I thank Alex for his help.
Edward
Penn Class of '24
“Alex was really helpful in terms of brainstorming ideas for my essay topics. We would sit in a room and talk for 30 minutes straight, listing out all the possible ideas that could be used. He was completely open to any idea, which made me feel comfortable enough to share everything on my mind. Also, Alex's honest opinions regarding my writing were very helpful. He directly told me what he didn't like during the earlier phases of writing so that the essay wouldn’t turn into a train wreck. He also gave a lot of care for the grammatical structure of my writing so that we could submit the most cohesive essay possible.”
Isaac
Georgetown Class of '23

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