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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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!
You have this way of making the most complex processes seem simple. And you have this way of teaching me to think about things in ways I never did before. You understand me. You dig deep, and you know how to get through. I learned so much from you. Thanks for helping me.
Your system really works. Four words: I got into Stanford.
Two of my teachers have pulled me aside independently, and told me that they were impressed with how well I prepared them for my letters of recommendation. You were so right.
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.
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.
Thank you for working with XXXX. He thoroughly enjoyed working with you. He certainly wouldn’t be as far along with this process if it weren’t for you. Thanks again, XXXX.
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!
The results speak for itself. You are marvelous at what you do. During all of our times together, what I most appreciated about you is your way of pulling the parent and student together towards a common goal. You never took sides, but helped us understand each other better. You are a perfect example of how a neutral third party is beneficial in a sensitive topic like college admissions. Thank you.
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 always recommend University Peak whenever I can. You’ve worked with our family for years, and you did a great job with our two older kids. You helped strengthen their confidence and sharpen their focus. You taught both of them how to get into the schools that were a great fit for each of them. They each enjoyed their time with you. You provided a phenomenal experience, and I tell all my friends who have kids in high school about you whenever the topic comes up. XXXX and XXXX are both very happy in college right now. An added benefit for me is they ended up in the same city, so it is very easy for my husband and me to visit them while they’re in school. Without a doubt, I know you will help our third kid in the same way when the time comes.
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 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!
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.
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!
Thank you! With your help XXXX was accepted at Pomona as Early Decision 1. It is the perfect fit for XXXX. Smart kids. Laid back. 8-1 student teacher ratio. The School consortium means there are so many class options and 6-thousand students combined, and of course that California weather. Your assistance was essential in helping prepare the materials needed for application. This is a life changing moment for XXXX. I am so thankful and appreciative of your support these past two years. Thank you!
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.
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.
My husband and I want to thank you for everything you have done for XXXX. Before he met you, he was always a good student but just seemed to be going through the motions. Since last year, I have seen XXXX grow in determination and confidence about what he needs to do for college. He has taken on new projects in his community, and he loves trying new things now. I know his increased drive is a direct result of his time with you. You gave him the tools he needed to set goals for himself, and you helped him achieve those goals by guiding him every step of the way. His essays were fantastic. You brought out the best in him, and his applications reflected that. You were exactly what we were looking for, and I would come back to you again and again.
Thank you for all the support and coaching you have given me during the entire college application process. I learned so much about myself, and feel more confident about the ways that I stand out from others. You have a way of bringing out the best in people, and I don’t know how I would’ve gotten through the process without you.