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Author: Rachel Kapelke-Dale

Rachel is one of Magoosh’s Content Creators. She writes and updates content on our High School and GRE Blogs to ensure students are equipped with the best information during their test prep journey. Rachel has helped students around the world prepare for various standardized tests, including the SAT, ACT, TOEFL, GRE, and GMAT, and she is one of the authors of our Magoosh ACT Prep Book. Rachel has a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature from Brown University, an MA in Cinematography from the Université de Paris VII, and a Ph.D. in Film Studies from University College London. For over a decade, Rachel has honed her craft as a fiction and memoir writer and public speaker. Her work has appeared in over a dozen online and print publications, including Vanity Fair Hollywood. When she isn't strategically stringing words together at Magoosh, you can find Rachel riding horses or with her nose in a book. LinkedIn

Rachel Kapelke-Dale

Should I Fill Out FAFSA? Take the Quiz

Confession time: have you been putting off filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? If you have, you’re not alone. A lot of students aren’t even sure they qualify for aid, let along want to take the time to fill out more forms. However, the government gives out $46 billion in student […]

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How to Get into Fordham: SAT and ACT Scores, GPA and More

Dreaming of New York City? Fordham University has you covered. With a main campus in the Bronx, a second at Lincoln Center, and yet another in Westchester, attending the university gives you an opportunity to explore both the college’s and the city’s rich offerings. And its academics are top-notch, as well. Among Fordham’s more unique […]

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How to Get into Syracuse: SAT and ACT Scores, GPA and More

Maybe you’ve been shouting “Go Orange!” since you could talk. Maybe you’re a big fan of Joyce Carol Oates, Cheryl Strayed, or William Safire. Or maybe you just really, really love snow (Syracuse gets around 100 inches a year!). If you fall into any of these three categories, Syracuse University may be a great fit. […]

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What Kind of Test Taker Are You? Take the Quiz!

Pop quiz: you’re in your favorite class, scanning your syllabus, and you see that there are going to be two major tests, a midterm and a final. How do you feel? If you’re like a lot of students, chances are that the answer isn’t “Awesome!” and definitely not “Excited!” However, with a little bit of […]

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Should You Study Abroad? Take the Quiz

Have you been dreaming about hiking Machu Piccu? Having a coffee under the Eiffel Tower? Visiting the Great Wall of China? Or just want to go somewhere new? Sounds like you’ve been bitten by the study abroad bug. But deciding whether to study abroad is a big choice; after all, we’re talking about packing up […]

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How to Get into Loyola University Chicago: SAT and ACT Scores, GPA and More

If a school with a huge number of undergrad programs (80) and international campuses (Rome, Beijing, and Ho Chi Minh City) appeals to you, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Loyola University Chicago. Part of the group of Jesuit colleges in the United States, Loyola is among the largest Catholic universities in the country. […]

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How to Get into University of Wisconsin Madison: SAT and ACT Scores, GPA and More

If you’ve ever been to Madison, chances are that the University of Wisconsin-Madison charmed you. Perched on the lakefront, the school’s campus is full of bright leaves in the fall, snow (lots of snow!) in the winter, and tons of greenery in the spring. But UW is so much more than that. From its famously […]

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Caltech Admissions: The SAT, ACT Scores and GPA You Need to Get In

Here at Magoosh, we’ve covered a lot of colleges. We’ve written about a lot of top programs. But with California Institute of Technology (Caltech), the standard language to describe how awesome schools are just isn’t enough. Consistently named one of the top ten universities in the world, Caltech’s alumni include numerous Nobel Laureates, winners of […]

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Official ACT Prep Pack 2018-2019 Review

Wondering whether to buy the Official ACT Prep Pack or another official guide? Magosh breaks down the books and ACT online prep options in this post.

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PSAT Score Range: What Is a Good PSAT Score?

What is a good PSAT score? What is an average PSAT score? Magoosh’s experts explain how to determine where your score fits in on the PSAT scale!

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