Dr. Kat Cohen is one of the leading independent university admissions counselors in the world. Cohen is the founder and CEO of IvyWise, a comprehensive educational consulting company—with expertise in admissions counseling, college and high school student counseling, tutoring and test preparation, and school research—that works with students globally in over 40 countries to help them get into the schools of their choice. IvyWise is comprised of a team of former Deans and Directors of Admission from the most selective universities.
Cohen is the best-selling author of The Truth About Getting In and Rock Hard Apps, and is a sought-after speaker and expert on university admissions. She is a YPO Member, one of the most highly rated YPO Speakers, and has been a Faculty Resource for YPO since 2000. Cohen also speaks frequently to banks, corporations, and schools about the university admissions process. Cohen serves as the Higher Education Expert for LinkedIn and on the Educational Advisory Board of REACT to FILM. She is routinely quoted in international media and regularly contributes to the TODAY Show, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, Forbes, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Challenges, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, and Entrepreneur.
Cohen graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University. She continued her studies at Yale University, receiving two Masters degrees and a PhD. She also received her certificate in College Admission Counseling from U.C.L.A. Extension. Prior to founding IvyWise, she served as a Reader in the Yale University Office of Admissions, evaluating applications to Yale College.
Cohen is a member of the National Association of College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA). She has chaired the Brown University Alumni Schools Committee and is currently a member of the advisory board of the Brown Entrepreneurship Program. She lives in New York City with her family.