Where It All Started
University Peak was founded on the vision and inspiration of Nancy Meier. She is a graduate of Stanford University and a certificated Independent Educational Consultant. She is also a published author, National Merit Scholar, and was accepted into Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and several other highly selective colleges.
The Peak Mission
University Peak makes the college admissions process more approachable and customized for high school students and their families. We offer in-depth individualized guidance to help students discover their strengths and goals. We help students curate their interests in and out of school. In our program, we connect students with highly valuable tools and nurture them each step of the way. With our guidance, students create personalized lists of colleges that are best-suited to their goals. We then equip them with essential skills and strategies to stand out on each application. We offer convenient access to our services, detailed and customized guidance, and an unwavering passion for each student’s individuality.
Get highly individualized coaching. University Peak works with students and parents to create powerful strategies for college admissions preparation. Students can join our program anytime between the summer before 9th grade to the summer before 12th grade. Parents can also choose to work with us directly before their children are in high school in order to benefit from our guidance and insights. Each year offers intensive preparation and strategy for college admissions preparation.
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You’re the best. You clarified every confusion I had about the application process. I got into my top college choices, and will fully endorse the application experience and results!
I loved our meetings! First of all, you listened to me. You always are so understanding. Secondly, you kept me on track towards our established deadlines. You keep me focused and it all paid off. Lastly, you took all the fear out of the college application process. It felt so good to see myself make progress as the months went on. I saw myself getting closer and closer to the goal, and you guided me every step of the way. I can’t believe I was done with all of my applications by the beginning of December! YAY!!! And I swear, my essays were way better than any of my friends. They were even better than the ones in those “college application essays” books from Amazon. Now, all of my applications are submitted, and I can finally exhale!
Your system really works. Four words: I got into Stanford.
Your kindness inspires me. I will always appreciate what you have done from the bottom of my heart. You brought out sides of XXXX that required a lot of personal growth. You drew out her real inner-personality, and it not only made her a better person, but you also definitely made her college essays and applications a lot stronger. The college application process is supposed to be stressful, but it actually drew us closer together thanks to you.
We are thrilled!!!! We got another [acceptance letter]!! XXXX is getting into colleges that her classmates with similar families as ours and better GPAs and test scores are getting rejected from!!! Wow! I know this is because of you!! XXXX couldn’t have done it without you!!! Thank you for everything!
Please come to college with me! Pretty please!!! 🙂 I’m just kidding. I am forever thankful to you, and will always remember you! And I’ll think of everything you taught me when I have to apply to a job or grad school in the future!!! I’ll always remember the “Quadruple R” approach!
Your program is the best in every possible way. There is nothing I wish you had done differently with XXXX. The time and dedication that you provided him was extraordinary. He received so much personalized attention from you every step of the college application process. He trusted you and felt very comfortable with you, and I saw that in how he talked about you. As parents, it was a relief that he was able to find trust in somebody we trusted, because he rarely opens up to us anymore. We were pleased with his college list and the entire application process. And of course, we’re thrilled of where he decided to go. Other counselors only offered a third (at most!) of what you offered, and their programs seemed much more cookie-cutter, much less personalized. We are certain we made the right decision with you, and you can be sure I will recommend you whenever I can to our friends.
Thank you for everything you did for XXXX and our family. I was very happy with everything you provided my son. He got into the schools at the top of his list, and I am so proud of where he’s going. He cannot wait to get on campus and I know he’ll do well there. Now, our younger daughter is about to end her sophomore year, and I will be reaching out to you in the next couple of months. Please reserve a spot for her. Oftentimes, I do get asked about who I know that can help with college applications, and I always bring up University Peak. Thanks again.
You are the best!!! Last May, I was feeling beyond overwhelmed by the whole college application process. My counselor at my school recommended you, and said you were great with students who wanted to get into competitive colleges. I’m so glad we met! You taught me how to take the application process into my own hands. I learned how to think strategically about every part of an application, how to present myself on paper, and how to write essays about things that matter to me. I know these are skills that I will use for many years to come!! On top of all that, you taught me to never get paralyzed by fear of the unknown! You said, “Knowledge and action are the anecdotes to fear,” and you are 100% right! I look back at this past year, and am amazed of how much we accomplished together. I feel really good about the colleges that I have applied to, and my applications are better than I could have imagined. Thank you!!!
Thanks for the USC caps! My mom and I just got them in the mail today. Here’s a pic of us. They look good on us! I can’t believe it. I’m going to be a Trojan! You’re the best of the best, and I couldn’t have done this without you!!!
A heartfelt thank you for everything you have done for us! I just wish we found you sooner. You were exceptional, and it was a pleasure to work with you. There is something about your demeanor that I appreciated. You are so calming, yet you know how to get things done. This rubbed off a lot on XXXX. You are like a sports coach (and a welcomed referee sometimes too, haha)! Guiding the team towards success!
You were worth every penny. The training and skills that you impart are wholly unparalleled. As a guy who has been in the corporate world for 20 years, I see qualities in you that I wish every leader possessed. You possess an ideal balance of being practical, solution-oriented, organized, and compassionate. You are also exceptionally creative and analytical at the same time. You inspired and challenged XXXX to do his best, evaluate his own motivations, and approach the college application process in a strategic, practical way. I can’t praise you enough.
I will miss you! What am I going to do with my time now that I’m done with all of my applications, essays, and everything! Thank you so much for everything!
I just noticed through the mail that I got into Notre Dame!! I never expected this, so I’m absolutely shocked and thrilled. This throws a wrench into my decision for college because I just never saw this happening. Thank you so much for all the help and guidance you gave me. Without you, none of this would have been possible. I cannot thank you enough and my parents echo this thanks.
You did an incredible job getting my son into his top choice school. He was not only accepted into his first choice, but also got into the business school. He was absolutely ecstatic when he found out! We cannot wait till you work with our younger son and help him through the process too.
Thank you so much for all of your advice and hard work. XXXX said he emailed you to share the good news. You were an effective and helpful guide every step of the way–from creating the college list, brainstorming and editing the essays, to every little detail in the application. Your program is unrivaled. We will miss you. I hope you don’t mind if I continue to email you with questions if any come up!
More good news. I got into Duke. Now, I have to decide if I want to be a “Blue Devil” or a…. Trojan. You probably know what I’m already thinking, but I have a feeling I’ll be buying a surfboard in the next few months. Thanks for everything! I’ll keep you posted as always.
I love your approach. I sat in on a few of the meetings with you and XXXX, and was amazed at the way you helped her explore her identity and goals. Your insights have been spot-on, and I learned some new things about XXXX too. Did I ever tell you that you would have been a great therapist???! XXXX grew to respect you immensely, as did I, and I think that propelled her to work even harder on her applications. As a parent, something I always appreciated about you is that you helped XXXX and me grow closer as parent-child. You listened to us both, and helped us understand each other better with mutual respect. You always said to XXXX and me, “Let’s find the win-win solution!” I appreciated that. The college application process could have been stressful, but you made it an enjoyable process for us.
I just got my last acceptance email. Drumroll….. I got in!!!! Can you believe it? I got into all of the colleges that I applied to — just like you. Maybe now, I can be like you when I grow up. Ha, just kidding. In all seriousness, thanks for everything. You have no idea how much your guidance meant to me.
I just want to thank you for all of your help. I appreciate that you took the time to understand and guide me every step of the way. You are a good balance of being gentle and nice and funny AND really knowing how to raise the bar. You taught me how to think about my goals in steps, and how to think get to the goal. I knew that I had to do my best in order for colleges to see my best. I learned that I had to work smarter, not harder. While we worked together, I enjoyed our time because you always encouraged me. Our meetings were always a breath of fresh air. You gave me all the tools, kindness, and guidance I needed to achieve my goals. I feel really proud of myself. Thank you.