The Gold Standard In College Admissions Expertise

Dr. Aviva Legatt
Founder & College Admissions Expert

About Dr. Aviva Legatt

Dr. Aviva Legatt has been in the higher education field for over 15 years and is respected as a trusted authority in the field. She leads our consulting and resources team who are passionate and committed to turning the dream into a reality for our clients.

Dr. Aviva Legatt

A Recognized Multi-faceted Contributor

 Dr. Aviva Legatt is the author of Get Real and Get In (St. Martin’s Press, 2021), which was written to transform the way that students and families view their college admissions journey; from a series of box-checking and hoop-jumping exercises to the belief that this journey can be both empowering and inspiring.

At Ivy Insight, our consulting and coaching philosophy is grounded in this belief, which is based on Dr. Legatt’s Ivy League admissions experience, higher education expertise, and extensive interviews with thought leaders. The evidence in this research is clear: the best way for students to gain results and success in this college application process (and in life) is by bettering themselves uniquely and by using their talents to impact their surrounding communities.

At Ivy Insight, we call this process developing the “College Admissions X-Factor,” which helps you or your child to develop expertise and to make an exponential impact in 1-2 specific areas while targeting the best-fit colleges and majors.

Hailed by the New York Times as a trustworthy expert on college admissions, and recognized as an expert in corporate culture and diversity as a faculty member for Coursera and at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Legatt has appeared in numerous news interviews and print articles.

A faculty member in Organizational Dynamics at the University of Pennsylvania and at The Wharton School, teaching in-person and online through Coursera, Dr. Legatt’s courses on diversity and teamwork have reached thousands of learners and have been recognized by Poets & Quants as a “Best Business Course.”

She has a column in Forbes, writing about issues affecting higher education today. She appreciates the honor of interviewing notables like Olympian Simone Biles, New York Times bestselling author Adam Grant, and Pitch Perfect producer, Deke Sharon.


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