AcceptU is a Boston, Massachusetts-based college admissions consulting company. It was created by Marc Zawel and Stephen Friedfeld in 2009, who met in the admissions office at Cornell University and have become internationally recognized admissions experts. AcceptU provides 1-on-1 virtual support (by phone, video, and email) on all aspects of the admissions process, from pre-application planning to the school list, application strategy, essay writing, and interview support.
AcceptU states that 90% of its clients are admitted to at least one of their top three choices, and their clients are 4x more likely to be admitted to highly selective colleges and universities, claims similar to many companies in the college admissions industry. AcceptU has assisted thousands of worldwide applicants from more than 20 countries, helping them receive admission to hundreds of colleges and graduate programs. Thus, AcceptU has a global focus for its educational objectives. It claims to have over 60 former admissions consultants from different top U.S. universities, which provides students an advantage in getting into the schools of their choice.
According to the AcceptU website, it primarily focuses on consulting services for undergraduate and graduate admissions. However, this is difficult to assess because a lot of information, such as pricing and a complete overview of services, is omitted from the website, instead prompting interested parties to register on the site first.
AcceptU scores a mediocre mark of 3 in reputation, with 20 known independent third-party reviews. It also posts a score of 5 in results as they claim that they increase admission chances by 4x. It receives a solid score of 4 in both the size of the team, with nine college consultants, and a 4 in the quality of the team, reflecting its seven former admissions consultants. Its best score is a 5 in combined institutional knowledge, showcasing its 36 years of collective college admission officer experience in the field. It receives an average score of 3 in web presence (Google organic score of 42) and as an educational influencer with 21 YouTube subscribers and 3487 Twitter followers. Overall, AcceptU receives a 3.86, which is above average in a competitive sector.