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Unlock Your College Acceptance Journey with Manhattan Review's Premier ACT Prep Courses

At one time, securing your place at a prestigious college or university required little more effort than having high grades and demonstrating your involvement in extracurricular activities.

As students now know, high grades in honors classes and a long list of athletic or volunteer activities are simply not enough to guarantee you a spot at the college of your dreams. These days, you need to stand out and make sure you submit an application that is worth being noticed. Here at Manhattan Review, we understand just how important attending a leading undergraduate program is, as the college you attend sets you up for the career you ultimately hope to have. If you are a motivated student determined to gain admission to the most exclusive universities with instant name recognizability, you will need to obtain a very high ACT score. 

Fortunately, you don't have to figure out how to achieve this impressive score by yourself. At Manhattan Review, we have intentionally crafted our ACT prep courses to prepare you for every section of the ACT, putting you ahead of other eager college applicants. We have developed a program that results in high test score success, and our ACT prep courses are the easiest way to take your first steps towards attending the college of your dreams.

Excellent Instruction

Manhattan Review is proud of the reputation we have developed for our selective hiring process of instructors and tutors. We do not only expect impressive scores from our instructors…we also expect them to have a passion for helping their students improve. Manhattan Review is a boutique test prep company offering customizable ACT support. Because of this, we hire only those educators with both superb test-taking and teaching skills. Working with an instructor or tutor who has significant experience teaching standardized tests as well as a superior ACT score provides you the best opportunity of preparing for the exam in the most effective way possible.

Why Choose Manhattan Review for Your ACT Prep?

Here are some of the reasons why Manhattan Review is the best choice for students' ACT prep needs:

  • Expertly Crafted Curriculum:
    Our ACT Prep courses are carefully put together by a team of experts who have mastered the ACT. This means you're not just preparing for an exam…you're being guided by the best minds in the business. Our curriculum is continuously updated to reflect the latest ACT trends and techniques, ensuring you're equipped with cutting-edge strategies designed to result in the highest test score possible.
  • Unmatched Instructor Excellence:
    Our instructors are not only ACT high-scorers but also mentors who have walked the very path you're on. They bring real-world experience and offer insights that go beyond textbooks. Their knowledge, friendliness, and dedication are the cornerstones of our teaching approach, providing an academic and emotional support system unmatched in the test prep industry.
  • Personalized Learning Approach:
    We recognize the uniqueness of each aspiring college student. Our courses offer personalized study plans tailored to your test-related strengths and weaknesses. This individualized approach ensures that no time is wasted by focusing your efforts where they are needed most, making your prep more efficient and effective.
  • Comprehensive Support Materials:
    From exhaustive question banks that mimic the actual ACT to carefully crafted study guides and real-time practice tests, our materials are designed to give you a comprehensive prep experience. These resources complement our teaching, allowing you to deepen your understanding and refine your test-taking skills at your own pace.
  • Beyond the ACT:
    At Manhattan Review, we believe in looking at the bigger picture. Our courses are designed not only with the objective of scoring high on the ACT but also to prepare you for the challenges of college and beyond. We instill critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills that are vital in your future career endeavors.

Our Success Stories

Our confidence is born out of the numerous success stories that began just like yours. From college graduates just stepping into the professional world to seasoned professionals looking to take their careers in a new and exciting direction, our alumni network is a testament to the effectiveness of our approach. Our graduates not only conquered the ACT but have gone on to lead successful careers, making impactful decisions on global stages.

The ACT Prep Course That Works Around You

We understand that our students come from diverse backgrounds, juggling both academic commitments and personal responsibilities. Our flexible course schedules, including weekend and evening classes, as well as online options, ensure that your ACT prep can be balanced with the rest of your busy life. Your dream of a high ACT score doesn't have to wait; with Manhattan Review, it can become a part of your day-to-day routine.

Who is This For?

Our ACT prep courses are tailored for aspiring college students who hope to attend a highly-ranked undergraduate program. If you want to attend the best college possible and are looking for a partner to guide you to achieving the highest ACT score possible, you're in the right place.

Get Started Today

Take the first step towards setting yourself apart in the highly competitive college admissions process. Explore our ACT prep courses and find out how Manhattan Review can be the catalyst for your success. Our team is ready to support and guide you through every step of this exciting journey.

Our ACT Prep Courses are highly customizable, and Manhattan Review has many options available to tailor preparation exactly to the student's needs. Therefore, the best way to proceed is to speak to one of our friendly and highly regarded ACT specialists. Requesting an appointment is easy—please simply fill out the ACT Prep Consultation Request Form, and we will be in touch right away. And yes, this in-depth consultation is completely free, so get your prep started today!

ACT Prep Courses available online and in-person

Your dream of attending a leading college is far more attainable than you might think. With Manhattan Review's ACT prep courses, you're not just preparing for a test—you're laying the foundation for your academic and professional future. The path to attending your dream college and establishing yourself in a thriving career starts here. At Manhattan Review, our ACT prep courses are available in-person, as well as online, allowing you to personalize your learning to your test prep needs, as well as your current schedule.

The only difference between our in-person and our online ACT prep course is the location where learning happens. Our ACT instructors teach the exact same course online that they teach in-person. There is no difference in the content or length of the lectures. Whether you enroll in an in-person or an online course, lectures are available on demand immediately after they are presented, which means you can review the material when it's convenient for you. All ACT prep course students receive the same materials, sample questions, practice exams, and other proprietary resources whether they learn in a physical classroom setting or through our interactive online platform. However and wherever you want to prepare for the ACT, Manhattan Review has you covered with options that put you in control of your learning, as well as your academic future.

For Parents/Caregivers:

We are proud of the reputation we have developed for our very selective hiring process of instructors and tutors. Since Manhattan Review is a boutique test prep company offering customized ACT preparation, we have the ability to dedicate more resources than most firms to our hiring process. We expect two things from our instructors: a great ACT score and a passion for helping students obtain their own high ACT score through consistent progress and ongoing, personalized feedback. Ultimately, we only hire those instructors with both superb test-taking and teaching skills, ensuring our students receive the highest quality instruction, setting them up for their own ACT success. 

We have learned a great deal from our extensive experience in the test prep industry. Specifically, we understand that taking an exam and teaching others how to take it are two separate skills. Our instructors are skilled at tailoring the information they teach to each student's learning style, and the quality of our instructors is simply another reason Manhattan Review stands out from other test prep companies. 

To truly understand what makes Manhattan Review so unique, it helps to consider the origins of the firm. Manhattan Review was conceived and started at an Ivy League business school, specifically, Columbia University Business School in New York City. Manhattan Review's Founder was not only pedagogically trained but went on to become a leading academic, eventually accepting a position as a professor at a prestigious business school in Europe. The experience the founder gained by being an active member of collegiate hiring committees, as well as evaluating the teaching potential of countless applicants, cannot be overstated or acquired through other contexts. That is why Manhattan Review's tutoring options are widely considered the best choice for serious ACT students.

Given the highly selective hiring process conducted by Manhattan Review, our instructors are more than capable of teaching all aspects of effective test preparation. This includes administering diagnostic tests, planning the most useful lessons, and guiding students through applicable test content. We strive to make sure each student receives the attention and expertise they deserve when preparing for such an important exam as the ACT.

What About Test-Optional Colleges?

As academic institutions attempt to move beyond the Covid-19 pandemic, many colleges are once again requiring students to submit standardized test scores—from the ACT or SAT—as part of their application. Some colleges, however, have chosen to remain test optional for another year or two. What does that mean for students preparing their college applications?

Simply because a college does not require a student to submit standardized test scores as part of their application does not mean test scores shouldn't be submitted. Test scores can make a big difference when it comes to scholarships. At many colleges, even those where admission is test optional, test scores may be required for certain scholarships or for admission to specific majors or honors programs. Private institutions or organizations that award scholarships may require test scores as part of their scholarship application. It is critically important to verify scholarship and financial aid requirements when applying to colleges, because even though the college itself might be test optional, applying for specific financial awards may require the submission of test scores. 

Test optional colleges do not require the submission of ACT or SAT scores, but should a student submit a score, it can and most likely will be considered. And this is a good thing! Consider the college applications of two high school students. The applications demonstrate nearly identical data as far as classes taken, grades received, volunteer hours completed, and the number and quality of extracurricular activities. Even though this particular college is test optional, one student chooses to submit her ACT score while the other student does not. 

Which student do you think has a better chance of being accepted? 

The one who provided more information to the admissions committee. Research from the College Board consistently demonstrates a correlation between standardized test scores and college success: students with higher test scores achieve higher college grades and they are more likely to return for their second year of college. College admissions officials know this, and when considering who to offer acceptance to, they will always prefer having as much information about a student as possible in order to guide their decision-making.

The bottom line is that as long as standardized tests exist, there are benefits to taking them. And given that standardized tests can be mastered with the guidance of skilled professional educators, there is no reason not to take this potentially life-changing exam and ultimately gain acceptance (and perhaps financial support) at leading undergraduate programs.

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