Admissionado is a college admissions consulting firm with offices in Beverly Hills, California, and overseas offices in Chengdu, Beijing, and Shanghai, China. It was founded in 2007 by Jon Frank and Raj Patil, who met as classmates at Brown University. Since then, they have expanded to 100+ full-time and talented part-time practitioners and dedicated staff, and have reviewed over 35,000 applications in over a decade. They pride themselves on having a young and driven team, primarily from Ivy League backgrounds.
Admissionado's main areas of focus are MBA/Masters Admissions and college admissions (undergraduate and graduate), according to their website. For college admissions, they focus on a pragmatic strategy, top quality editing, having qualified consultants, and assessing the strengths and weaknesses of each student’s application. They also put particular emphasis on creating a narrative in essays, rich with a story, personality, and a vivid narrative that knocks the reader off-balance, which they claim to have mastered over the years. They claim it is imperative to stand out in the admissions process, given the large number of applications received at top U.S. colleges.
Moreover, Admissionado indicates that they maintain a 98% client success rate, 67 staff consultants, excellent administrative support, and offer an incomparable level of support, claims which are hard to verify. They offer individualized counseling for 9th to 11th graders in hourly blocks and different academic consulting school packages. For MBA programs, their company website indicates that they charge per business school for application consulting.
Admissionado scores a perfect score of 5 in reputation, boasting over 274 independent third-party reviews. It receives a score of 2 in results with no known data available. It receives a 0 in the quality of the team, with no known former college admissions officers, and a 0 in combined institutional knowledge, with no verified industry experience among its team. It receives a solid score of 4 for the size of the team (12 college consultants), and a 4 in web presence (third-page Google organic search result). It receives a perfect 5 score as an education influencer, given its sizeable following on YouTube and Twitter. Overall, Admissionado receives a 3.14 score.