TESTIMONIALS AND STATS
Tom C, vanderbilt University
“The thing I appreciated the most working with Anjali is that she tries to know you. She did her best not only to teach me the technical aspects of applying to college and keep me on schedule but also tried to help me find my interests and passion. She personalizes your whole plan, academics, extracurriculars, and helps you focus on essays that are really about you.”
Hannah Z, Barnard college
“One of the most important differences between Anjali and some other consultants is that she truly cares about the future of each student and looks for the best fit schools. Throughout the application process, she kept inspiring me and helped me discover what kind of person I am and what I want to do in college. She gave me great feedback for my essays, but insisted I use my own writing style.
Parents need to realize college is a step for future but not the end of the future, choosing a school that will bring students a great college experience and help them to develop comprehensively. Anjali can help students and parents to make the right decision and choose a path that suits them. She can bring families a big picture of college application and help them to see the future more clearly. Also, I didn’t only learn about college applications but also gained so many skills that I believe will be beneficial for me in the long run.
Anjali is also a great consultant for students interested in applying to art related major in colleges. For me personally, I got a chance to work with a director Anjali knew to prepare my film profile. As a result, I not only gained great help in completing it, but also got to know the film industry from a professional director.”
Owen S, Sciences Po (Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris), France
“I recommend Anjali to parents and students who want to increase chances of admission to the most competitive university programs around the world. She and the counselor she trained helped me understand the most effective admission strategy given my profile. They guided with me with my list of universities, resume preparation, and especially the personal statement, which for Sciences Po was the 'lettre de motivation'. Anjali’s methodical approach, creativity and attention to detail helped me produce the best writing I was capable of and helped me to show how my academic and extracurricular background were especially relevant to the colleges on my list. She took a lot of the stress out of the process, and it was even fun working with her! With an admission rate of under 10%, Sciences Po was a major challenge. It was also my dream school, and I truly thank Anjali for helping me get there!”
Aydin O, OlIN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
Full RIDe SCholarship from CU BOULDER
“Thank you so much for the help in my application process. Your gentle support and excellent bedside manner has made it much less stressful than it could have been, and your help has ensured a consistent high quality of work throughout my applications.”
CYNTHIA S, SWARTHMORE COLLEGE
“First, I really appreciate Anjali’s work ethic. Not only did she always gave back feedback on my essays on time, she always inspired me to come up with new ideas. What’s more, she helped me prepare for my interviews. I would recommend her to other students because working with Anjali is not just about college applications, but also about finding the right path in future studies and career. She helped me discover a lot more regarding my academic interests.”
TONY d, Rice University
$96,000 scholarship recipient from tulane
“Anjali was very skilled both in helping me with essays and applications, and as a friend. Because she got to know me well and I felt comfortable talking to her, she was able to guide me both in writing successful essays and presenting my life story and who I am through only words and pictures submitted online. Under her guidance, I decided to study architecture and got into Rice University.”
Tony D, attending Rice University Architecture, recipient of $96,000 scholarship from Tulane
marielle g, hampshire college, 12 scholarship offers up to $136,000
“I have gotten into 12 of the 13 schools I applied to. I am incredibly grateful to Anjali Maazel for coaching me. She taught me so many ways to establish a bond between the admissions teams of universities and me, including interview strategies and dealing with the financial aid representatives of each school. Anjali really helped me keep up with my due dates and prioritize deadlines. Every essay and writing supplement to make sure each small detail was in line. She revised every essay, helped me select which pieces of poetry would be in my writing portfolio, and helped me refine and polish my work. Once my portfolio was glowing, she compiled a several page long document filled with competitions, scholarships and publishing opportunities to which I could submit my writing. She then suggested I film my slam poetry in order to showcase my range of skills as a writer and performer. I filmed a few of my best pieces and after meticulous editing we added them to my resume.
I would not have been able to go through this process without Anjali and would absolutely recommend her to any student looking for a college counselor who is dedicated, passionate and organized.”
Marielle G, winner of 12 scholarships of up to $136,000 per college, including Bennington College, Emerson College, and the New School
Jessica L, UMass amherst
$32,000 scholarship Recipient
“With Anjali, I learned about the subtle differences in English that help create effective and respectful emails. She helped me define my major and minor--a combinations of sports management and psychology-- and discover a career choice which was unusual--therapeutic horsemanship. She helped my create a resume that my college interviewers said was very professional and well prepared. She also discovered that I needed two resumes--one academic and one equestrian, and helped me share them with the coaches at each of my schools. In addition, the college interviewers were impressed by the research I had done about their schools, which Anjali showed me how to do. Finally, she taught me to be meticulous and to proofread. I have already recommended Anjali to lots of other students at my school and family members. My only regret is not having found her sooner.”
Jessica L, UMass student and recipient of $32,000 scholarship there
david l, university of north carolina AT chapel hill
"Anjali helped me a lot during the entire application process, and I am delighted to be able to recommend her. As an international student I was particularly worried about my essays. I wanted to be sure that my ideas and outlook were clearly represented. Anjali not only helped me improve my essays but also taught me some useful writing techniques. After my ED application was deferred, Anjali guided me in analyzing my situation and finding the best strategy to move forward. She took the stress out of the process. She also taught me how to interact with the schools in a beneficial way. After each meeting, Anjali would summarize in writing what we had done and outline the next steps I needed to take. I believe working with Anjali improved my chances of admission, and I learned a lot about myself and about communication in general."
David L, student at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
dawson h, colgate university alumni memorial scholar (full Ride)
"Anjali was was key in drafting the school profile and course listings of a recently founded high school my son attended. She helped showcase its academic rigor and flexible curriculum. Anjali also invited college reps, notified students of college fairs and application deadlines. In addition, she offered families a coaching session on admissions and financial aid. Her work was invaluable to the senior class getting accepted into their desired universities. Students searching for and applying to college will greatly benefit from Anjali's expert guidance!"
Patty H, Dawson's mother
JASON S, McCombs School of Business UT Austin, Johns hopkins scholarship recipient
“Anjali was very patient and helpful during the whole application process. I am glad to be able to recommend her to other students. At first, she helped me thoroughly analyze my strengths and weaknesses as an applicant. Then she helped me build a cohesive application strategy. As an international student, at the beginning, I was afraid of the video essays especially. However, Anjali corrected my pronunciation word by word and provided me with many methods for practice to improve my performance. At the same time, she encouraged me to keep practicing, so I became more confident. I especially recommend her to international students are unfamiliar with graduate school applications in the US system and who need help for speaking practice.”
Jason S, Master's candidate in Business Analytics at the McComb School of Business, UT Austin, also admitted to Johns Hopkins with a $7,700 scholarship
LINA L, Skidmore College
“I have recommended Anjali to my friends because her approach is very different from many of the counselors I have met or heard about. Even though I started working with Anjali in the winter of my senior year, she reassured me and taught me to take everything one step at a time. She helped me identify the most important part of my resume and write a successful essay around my passions--psychology and peer counseling. I even received a letter from a top liberal arts college admissions officer complimenting me on the essay and telling me it was memorable! Anjali emphasized my happiness and success in college, which changed the way my family and I viewed the application process. In the end, I was accepted by my ED school, Skidmore College, and I hope to continue receiving Anjali's guidance during my time there.”
Lina L, admitted EDII to Skidmore College
AMAN M, Engineering Major
“Working with Anjali felt very genuine, and the effort she put into helping me and wanting the best for me was what I appreciated the most. And she taught me how important it was to find the right fit school. Everything went perfectly, and I would highly recommend her to other college applicants.”
Aman M, Engineering Major, UT Dallas
ADAM W, St. Olaf College
9 scholarship offers
"Anjali and I worked together for eight months to complete my college applications. I absolutely loved the time I spent with her and came to know her as a truly amazing adviser. She is compassionate, understanding, intelligent, hard-working and resourceful. She provided all the information and support I needed to complete my tasks on time. Her knowledge in essay writing methods not only helped me tremendously with the applications, but also strengthened my skill as a writer.
Anjali is truly passionate about helping students to succeed and always showed patience and encouragement when I was facing difficulties. Having her guidance during the challenging period of applying to colleges was a huge blessing. I could not have gotten through the process and feel as well prepared as I am today if it was not for Anjali. She will be your ally and provide you all the help you need!"
And a letter from Adam 9 months later (he deferred his acceptance at St. Olaf and took a gap year in the UK):
"First of all, I want to let you know how grateful I am to you. During this time last year, I was going through one of the most stressful times of my life, where everything was happening at once. You were there for me during during the days when I felt like I just could not make it, and you encouraged me to keep pushing and work for my future. You have always said that this isn’t just a career for you, but also a passion. My time spent with you is a perfect example of that. I was not the most motivated student during many periods of our sessions, and I often lacked the enthusiasm to keep striving for greatness, though I do crave it. If it wasn’t for you, who were there with me all along, reassuring me of the benefit of pushing just a little harder, aiding me not through motivational slogans, but gentle and encouraging words, I would have never been able to make it to the place I am today. No sentences or paragraphs can sum up my gratitude towards you, who have been not only a guidance counselor, but over time, have become a friend. Therefore, I will simply just say, thank you."
Adam W, St. Olaf College student, recipient of 9 scholarship offers
TORI M, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
$30,000+ Scholarship recipient UCLA
"Anjali's negotiation strategies were integral in increasing my scholarship funding for graduate school. I was admitted to Columbia, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Denver, Tulane, UCLA and UT Austin. Initially, I received a few scholarship offers from several of the schools. However, after just one session with Anjali, I was able to negotiate an increase of $30,000 in a scholarship offer from my top choice. Anjali's suggestions are straightforward, easy to implement and above all highly successful in boosting scholarship funding. Don't settle for a scholarship offer before consulting with Anjali!"
Tori M, Master's Candidate
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
OWEN S, New York University
"Anjali was creative in suggesting how my son prepare as a high school student to apply to US colleges. She was particularly good at explaining how to build a resume in a strategic way and at tailoring a program of study and extracurricular activities to his needs and interests. One of the goals was to improve his writing skills, so she came up with an original plan. Instead of directing us to Language Arts or ESL courses, she suggested a course in an area that my son was passionate about--current events. She reasoned that if the subject matter fascinated him, he would be more likely to enjoy the required writing, thereby automatically improving his skills. After we decided on a program, the High School Academy program at NYU, she coached him on the application. She was skillful at eliciting the best personal essay he could produce, helping him identify his strengths and his experience, then express them in a compelling way. Her editing and suggestions were respectful of his own voice as a writer and, at the same time, she helped raise the quality of the end product by teaching him tips and tools he can use in the future. My son was accepted to the program, and we plan to call on her again for college applications."
Daria S, Paris, France, mother of graduate of the High School Academy at NYU
ABBY w, Carleton College
"Anjali helped me strengthen each paragraph of my essays, so the arguments closely matched the thesis. She helped me connect my thesis to the real world, which broadened the scope of my essays. Her proofreading skills are phenomenal, and I especially appreciate her ability to improve my essay thematically."
Abby W, student at Carleton College
LHAGYARI T, Gettysburg College,FULL RIDE SCHOLARSHIP FROM CORPORATE DONOR
"It is my absolute pleasure to recommend Anjali Maazel as an educational consultant. She and I have known each other for six years. I grew up in India, but I wanted to pursue my education in the United States; I knew very little about the American education system and had no idea where to start. But then my aunt introduced me to Anjali.
When I finally left India to attend high school in the United States, I was terrified by the idea of living away from my family. I had so many questions, discomforts, and apprehensions, at least until I came to know Anjali. Although I only met her in person a few times, we kept in touch via phone and email. She guided me as if I were her own son and always gave me valuable advice. She kept me on track by making sure that I followed the schedule and did not miss any opportunities.
Anjali is a great person who is very easy to approach; she was there for me from the beginning of my educational journey to the end. I went to St. Andrew’s boarding school in Delaware. I feel very lucky to have attended such a prestigious high school, and currently I am attending Gettysburg College. Without Anjali’s guidance, I would not be where I am today."
Lhagyari T, Gettysburg College
BOB Y, Hankamer School of Business,Baylor
90%scholarship from hankamer
"I was impressed with Anjali's planning of the application process and her efficient use of our time together. She gave me instant and detailed feedback in an email after each meeting, which recapped the essential points and gave me specific assignments. I was also impressed by her feedback on my writing as well as her attention to detail. As an international student, I learned the subtleties of applying to US graduate programs, how to write effective essays, how to write formal emails, and how to research schools to prepare for interviews and communicate with the admissions office."
Bob Y, Master's Candidate at the Hankamer School of Business
our story in numbers
Anja students admitted to at least one of their top choice schools.
Anja students received scholarships.
Anja students' merit or talent scholarship range.
Anja students received scholarships of at least $80,000.
Abertay University, UK
Arizona State University
Brunel University, UK
Carnegie Mellon University
California State - Northridge
Carey School of Business (Arizona State University)
Columbia College Chicago
Digipen Institute of Technology
Fox School of Business (Temple University)
Franklin Olin College of Engineering
Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Hankamer School of Business (Baylor University)
Imperial College London, UK
Indiana University - Bloomington
Iowa State University
Johns Hopkins University
King's College London, UK
Lewis and Clark College
Maryland Institute College of Art
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Miami University - Oxford
Michigan State University
Mount Holyoke College
New York University
New School for Social Research
Point Park University
Rhode Island School of Design
SCAD (Savannah School of Design)
Sciences Po (Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris), France
Smith School of Business (University of Maryland)
St. John's College
St. Olaf College
Texas A&M University - College Station
Texas State University - San Marcos
University of Birmingham, UK
University of California - Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz
University of Colorado - Boulder
University of Denver
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
University of Manchester, UK
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts - Amherst
University of Miami
UNC - Chapel Hill
University of Rochester
University of Texas - Austin
UT - Dallas
UT - San Antonio
University of Oklahoma
University of Tulsa
University of Washington - Seattle
University of Wisconsin - Madison