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Optimum Ed

Optimum Ed

Optimum Ed is a Henrico, Virginia-based admissions consulting firm. In 2012, the firm was started by Tom Leahy, a retired former military officer, and financial advisor. With over two decades of experience in college admissions consulting, Leahy has helped dozens of students and parents navigate the college admissions process. Tom Leahy has authored the college planning book, Plan for college, prepare for life - The No-Nonsense Guide to Higher Education Planning, showing his expertise in the industry.

About Company

Optimum Ed provides comprehensive consulting to high school students to set them on the right path to college. Because of founder Tom Leahy’s financial background, he assesses how to achieve the desired education for the smallest investment by analyzing the family’s financial position, and maximizing student and financial aid opportunities. Quantum Ed offer a range of services that assist the family in creating an education plan for their child. These include aptitude and interest assessments to identify the best education path, career and technical education certification, creating a college list, improving test scores, assistance writing essays, and other admissions consulting to navigate the college application process.


Moreover, Optimum Ed creates a comprehensive tracking system for the college search and application processing, and financial aid planning. They also offer veterans support programs, adult transition coaching, programs to increase employee productivity, and other services not traditionally offered by college admissions consultancies.

Optimum Ed Score

Optimum Ed Review

Optimum Ed receives its best score of 4 in reputation, exhibiting its 21 independent third-party reviews. It receives a 2 in results, which are largely unknown. Also, it receives a 0 in the quality of the team as the firm does not employ any former admissions officers. It receives a 2 in the size of the team, with a team of three consultants, and a 1 in combined institutional knowledge, with 0 years of combined college admission officer experience. It fares slightly better with a 3 in web presence, based on a Google organic score of 59, and a 2,5 as an educational influencer, with 0 YouTube subscribers and 565 Twitter followers.


Overall, Optimum Ed receives a 2.07 score.

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