A Columbia University alumni and seasoned writer, Alex is an expert on higher education and university admissions. When not teasing out the latest happenings in the world of B-school and college for readers of the Admissionado blog, he can be found writing fiction and maundering about obscure moments in history.

Alex Collazo Has 25 Posts

Where Billionaires Went to School

Billionaires—love them, hate them, or love to hate them—run our world. The top one percent controls 45% of all wealth according to Credit Suisse, a number…

Posted on May 21, 2019

Essay Analysis: Columbia University 2018-19

“In 150 words or fewer, please list a few words or phrases that describe your ideal college community.” If it seems like you’re trying to write…

Posted on October 26, 2018

How I Got Into College: This Admissionado Life

This week’s episode of This American Life, “How I Got Into College,” is all about trying to decode college acceptance. But we’re a little worried that this particular episode may have left folks feeling a bit more clueless than clued in to what works in the application process. So we rounded up our team of College Consultants and Editors to have ’em weigh in on all this.

Posted on September 11, 2013