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.
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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

2021 Acceptances

Harvard University
Columbia University
University of Chicago
Dartmouth University
Rice University
Cornell University
University of California – Los Angeles
Emory University – Oxford College
University of California – Berkeley
Georgetown University
Bowdoin College
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
Carnegie Mellon University
University of Virginia
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Wake Forest University
Tufts University
Hamilton College
Middlebury College
University of California – Santa Barbara
University of Rochester
Boston College
Wesleyan University
Bates College
University of California – Irvine
University of California – San Diego
University of California – Davis
McGill University
Tulane University
Boston University
Brandeis University
Case Western Reserve University
University of Texas – Austin
Northeastern University
University of Wisconsin – Madison Business School
University of Miami
Ohio State University
Purdue University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Syracuse University
University of Maryland
Penn State University
Rutgers University
Fordham University
Texas A&M University
Indiana University – Bloomington, Kelly Business School
Howard University
Gettysburg College
Spelman College
SUNY – University of Binghamton
SUNY – University of Buffalo
Sarah Lawrence College
Bentley University
Babson College
University of Arizona
UC Santa Clara
Ithaca College
Whitman College
Temple University
Drexel University
Pace University
Hofstra University
Seton Hall University
University of Western Michigan

Demonstrated Success

2020 Acceptances

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Caltech University
University of Pennsylvania
Johns Hopkins University
Vanderbilt University
Emory University
University of California – Berkeley
Harvey Mudd College
University of California – Los Angeles
Washington University in St Louis
University of Michigan
New York University
Boston University
University of California – San Diego
University of California – Irvine
University of California – Davis
University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign
Purdue University
Northeastern University
University of Washington
George Washington University
University of California – Santa Cruz
Case Western Reserve University
Colorado School of Mines
University of Minnesota
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Penn State University
Santa Clara University
Rutgers University
Drexel University
University of Arizona

Demonstrated Success

2019 Acceptances

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)


College Scholar Student

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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 had a fantastic experience working with Alex and Noelle. They both knew the ins-and-outs of college admissions and could thoroughly help me with many aspects of the process. They have been through the process many times and were able to provide tips I would not have known otherwise. Beyond their skills and admissions acumen, Alex and Noelle were friendly faces who genuinely cared about each student. Thanks!
Accepted to Dartmouth Class of '25
Alex and Noelle know the college admissions process inside and out. They know exactly what colleges are looking for in terms of extracurriculars, academics, transcripts, essays and as a result, their expertise makes them a great molder of applicants. I came to Alex with a rough direction of what I wanted to do with my career and in a day he crafted a plan of attack to get me into my dream school. We narrowed down my interests into one unique major, he then helped me beef up my extracurriculars to better match my profile as an applicant to that major. From there we began work on essays. Both Alex and Noelle are masters of charting the waters of helping students write interesting, memorable and even edgy essays while staying in the sphere of what admissions readers want to see. The Admissions Angle tapped into my collection of life lessons and memories and from there, pulled out small anecdotes and tidbits to help me craft multiple moving essays. In the final days of writing my essays, Alex also ensured all other aspects of my college application were in order. Whenever I had a question regarding a transcript, activities, or additional information, he knew what to do or directed me in how to solve any issues. With Alex and Noelle’s detail to attention, knowledge of the application process, and talent as coaches/editors/planners, I was able to get into my dream school. I could not have done it without them! Thanks, Alex and Noelle!
Accepted to Georgetown Class of '25
The college admissions process is a very daunting process, but with the help of Alex Loveless and the Admissions Angle, it became a much more manageable process and an overall better experience. Alex was super thorough and honest with his feedback and constantly pushed me to strive for success. His knowledge and expertise of the college process reassured me at every step, in particular during essay brainstorming sessions. He was able to elevate all of my ideas into a cohesive, compelling, and well-rounded essay. I am extremely grateful for his guidance and without his support, I would not be where I am today.
Cornell School of Engineering Class of '25
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.
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Penn Class of '24
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.
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Caltech Class of '24

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