College Essays Demystified

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A well-crafted essay leaves an indelible impression.

A well-crafted essay leaves an indelible impression.

84%
of our applicants are accepted
to their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd choice school

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University of Chicago
Class of 2025

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Caltech
Class of 2025

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Brown
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Emily S.
Brown
Class of 2024

Grace T.
University of Chicago
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Andrew M.
University of Pennsylvania
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Yale
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Emma J.
Cornell
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Emily Y.
John Hopkins
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Alex D.
Dartmouth
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Danielle R.
University of Chicago
Class of 2024

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Georgia Tech
Class of 2024

Claudia C.
Columbia University
Class of 2024

Arielle L.
UCLA
Class of 2024

Chris R.
Carnegie Mellon
Class of 2024

Gina B.
Rice University
Class of 2024

Anson F.
MIT
Class of 2024

Olivia P.
Harvey Mudd
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Nicole F.
Georgetown
Class of 2024

Maggie K.
Duke
Class of 2024

Robert Schwartz

My process is to engage deeply, thoughtfully, and enthusiastically with every applicant. I climb inside their heads looking for clues into who they are. My mission: to help them unearth original essays that differentiate them from the thousands of other applicants vying for a select few spots. My role is to be their shrink, tutor, editor, and cheerleader. This is how I help applicants achieve their goals and get accepted to their top choice school.

To the college essay admissions process I bring skills honed as a television writer, a screenwriter, and a journalist. Entering my ninth year, I have worked with nearly 400 bright, motivated, and exceptional applicants who each year are accepted to T10 colleges and universities. I love what I do and am immeasurably proud of every applicant I work with and their results.

Dig deep. Be original.

Robert Schwartz

My process is to engage deeply, thoughtfully, and enthusiastically with every applicant. I climb inside their heads looking for clues into who they are. My mission: to help them unearth original essays that differentiate them from the thousands of other applicants vying for a select few spots. My role is to be their shrink, tutor, editor, and cheerleader. This is how I help applicants achieve their goals and get accepted to their top choice school.

To the college essay admissions process I bring skills honed as a television writer, a screenwriter, and a journalist. Entering my ninth year, I have worked with nearly 400 bright, motivated, and exceptional applicants who each year are accepted to T10 colleges and universities. I love what I do and am immeasurably proud of every applicant I work with and their results.

Dig deep. Be original.

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See how Robert can help you create memorable and persuasive essays!

"We never thought our son would enjoy the essay process. But he did, and his essays were incredible. He's at Brown and we have Robert to thank!"

—Mark R, Chicago, Illinois

"Robert's service exceeded our expectations by miles! We believe his help with her essays got our daughter accepted to Yale."

—Amy J, San Francisco, California

"Robert's relaxed and fun demeanor helped our son to open up and express himself in ways he never had before."

—Jason S, Miami, Florida

"One Sunday night at 10:30 our daughter emailed Robert with a question. And he responded! Extraordinary service!"

—Brad H, Seattle, Washington

"Our daughter will be attending the University of Chicago and there is no question it was because of Robert's expertise!"

—Richard S, New York, New York

"Hiring Robert was the right decision. Our son got into Stanford, and it's thanks to him!"

—Joel B, Greenwich, Connecticut

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