U.S. News & World Report, the global leader in empowering student college decisions, has recently announced the acquisition of the personalized college advising platform CollegeAdvisor.com from NCSA, an online experience of IMG Academy.
The terms and conditions of the deal were not disclosed.
CollegeAdvisor.com is the latest addition to U.S. News’ education portfolio, which provides data, rankings, advice, and tools for students navigating the complexity of finding the best college for their individual needs.
Founded in 2019, CollegeAdvisor.com is one of the nation’s premier college advising companies, offering affordable and effective college admissions support to students from all backgrounds. The platform matches students and families with dedicated and highly trained admissions coaches to build a customized college application strategy that includes one-on-one counseling, essay editing, interview prep, and other specialty workshops.
Speaking about the company and the latest development, Eric Gertler, Executive Chairman & CEO of U.S. News, said,
U.S. News helps students make the best college decisions that are right for them. The CollegeAdvisor.com advising platform is directly aligned with our mission, providing students with a greater understanding of the opaque college admissions process and empowering them with the tools necessary for a successful college admissions journey. This relationship is a win-win for students everywhere.
Lisa Strasman, President of NCSA, said,
The strong and clear synergies between CollegeAdvisor.com and U.S. News are undeniable. We know that CollegeAdvisor.com and the students it serves will thrive under the U.S. News brand.
As per the press release issued by U.S. News, CollegeAdvisor.com will continue to operate as a wholly-owned entity under its brand name and current leadership.
U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower consumers, business leaders, and policy officials to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives and communities. A multifaceted digital media company with Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, News, Real Estate, and 360 Reviews platforms, U.S. News provides rankings, independent reporting, data journalism, consumer advice, and U.S. News Live events. More than 40 million students and their families visit USNews.com each year to research tuition, financial aid resources, academic life, and other information on more than 1,800 colleges and universities. The company is founded in 1933 and is headquartered in Washington, D.C.