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    Davin Sweeney


    • MPA, NYU; B.A., Spanish and B.A., Film Studies, USC
    • Former Senior Associate Director of Admissions, University of Rochester
    • Host of "The Crush," a podcast about college admissions
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    Jennifer Turano

    College Counselor

    • B.A. in Psychology, Cornell Unviersity
    • Former Alumni Admissions Interviewer for Cornell
    • Member of NACAC and NYSACAC
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About Collegewise New York

Collegewise New York has guided nearly 150 students through 1400 application submissions since 2014. We have a fantastic lounge space for students to work on their college applications and relax, and we’ve noticed more than a few parents enjoying the space, too. Students can easily hop on public transportation to check out several nearby colleges and universities after meeting with their Collegewise New York counselor.

We celebrate the completion of each and every application, sometimes by ringing a gong, cowbell, or high fiving until it stings just a little. Hey, New Yorkers are a unique bunch – each student gets their own celebration!


of students complete their applications by Thanksgiving


of students attend one of their top 3 choice universities


of students were referred by former Collegewise NYC families

What are people saying about Collegewise New York?

Choosing to use Collegewise was definitely the best decision I made throughout the whole college application process. From the very first meeting, my counselor helped me make a plan, begin brainstorming essay ideas, start a checklist, and got me organized and in control of what I needed to do.

Rachael Sternlicht

Cornell University

Our counselor helped our daughter feel in control of the entire process. They Skyped frequently and action items were always set for the next call. I firmly believe that Jodie’s process would not have gone as smoothly as it did had it not been for our counselor’s knowledge and experience.

Karen Hoffman, Parent of Jodie Hoffman

University of Michigan

Working with our counselor was the best decision we have ever made! She took a process that can be overwhelming and scary and made it an incredible learning experience. And much to our surprise and delight, all of her efforts paid off, as Maggie was accepted into her dream school, which was a reach for her.

Regena Thomashauer, Parent of Maggie Thomashauer

Chapman University

Our counselor’s enthusiasm, focus, and personality were the perfect fit for our family. This experience surpassed all our expectations. We were relieved of the stress, Sophia was empowered, and the application process gave us the ability to focus on giving Sophia the loving support she needed.

Nicholas Paul Hartman, Parent of Sophia Elizabeth Hartman

Bucknell University

Working with Collegewise was a terrific experience for our daughter. Our counselor was great with getting Emily to focus on deadlines and also helped identify a list of schools that were appropriate. I think our counselor related to Emily in ways her school advisor did not. I recommend Collegewise wholeheartedly.

Zach Young, Parent of Emily Young

Oberlin College

My experience with Collegewise left me feeling relieved and confident. My counselor really helped me out in terms of outlining a college essay that was completely unique to me. I felt much better about my applications, especially knowing that I could email my counselor whenever I needed to for guidance and feedback.

Tali Herzfeld

Drexel University

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