Meet Danny

College admissions counselor Danny Ruderman is nationally recognized as one of America’s premier practitioners. His mission is to help as many families as possible navigate the college admissions process. He is the author of the book, The Ultimate College Acceptance System (St. Martin’s Press) and Top 100 Answers to Your College Admissions Questions, which is currently being given out to students by high schools across the country. He has also created college counseling programs used by non-profit organizations and Fortune 500 companies.

Danny’s private client families come from all over the world and have gone on to attend America’s top universities, including the Ivies, Stanford, MIT, and West Point. They have included such students as Evan Spiegel, CEO Snapchat, and such parents as Chuck Norris, Actor; Rob Moore, Vice Chairman Paramount; Dylan McDermott, Actor; Gary Schoenfeld, CEO Pacific Sunwear; Bill Gerber, Ex-CEO Warner Bros; Nancy Travis, Actor; Michel Nyman, CEO of PMK/BMC; Don Cheadle, Actor; Marc Shmuger, Ex-Chairman Universal; Steven Bochco, Producer; Gela Nash-Taylor, Founder Juicy Couture; Lindsey Buckingham, MusicianIrving Azoff, CEO Azoff MSG Entertainment; and Barry Miguel, President 7 For All Mankind, just to name a few. 

Danny graduated with Honors from Stanford University and holds a BA in Human Biology with an emphasis in Education. He was named a Merit Teacher for his work at Campbell Hall School in Los Angeles and has worked as an SAT/ACT tutor, Educational Therapist, and, of course, a Ranger in Yosemite. He has been featured on NPR, Fox News, and in The Los Angeles Times, among others. 

“Danny totally had my back and helped me express who I really was–no easy task in such a high-growth phase of life. I am forever grateful for Danny’s guidance.”

Evan Spiegel

Founder, Snapchat

“Danny gave outstanding advice and was patient and kind with my daughter. If you’re looking to help get your child accepted into a top university, Danny would be your first choice.”

Dylan McDermott






The Ultimate College Acceptance System

Like having Danny by your side every step of the way, The Ultimate College Acceptance System helps you to create a winning application by providing his step-by-step, comprehensive system that he has used with his personal clients over the years. The book includes information on:

Finding The Best School for You: Including The Ivies, Overlooked Schools, Schools for Performing Arts, Learning Disability Programs, and Schools for Students without an A or B average.

Learning How to Increase Your Chances of Getting Accepted: Including How to Get Organized, How to Interview, How to Beat Standardized Tests, How to Know if You Should Apply Early, and How to Appeal a Decision.

Completing the Application: Including How to Fill Out the Common Application, How to Write the Personal Statement, How to Compose Smaller Essays, How to Create a Personal Resume, How to Get Strong Letters of Recommendation, and How to Complete Financial Aid Forms.

Includes a bonus Resource CD with downloadable forms, useful website links, and audio of Danny speaking about the latest recommendations for parents and students!

Top 100 Answers to Your College Admission Questions

Danny has helped thousands of students successfully apply and get accepted to the colleges of their choice. Now he has gathered the most commonly asked parent and student questions and written fun, easy-to-read answers. Getting into college has never been easier with this one-of-a-kind book. Here’s just a few of the questions you’ll find answers to inside: How can students get and stay organized? When is the best time to take the SAT/ACT/SAT Subject Tests? How do students learn about different colleges? What is the most important factor considered by admissions officers? How important is community service? How do students come up with ideas for their essays? …and many more!



Get Your Child Accepted Into
Great Colleges Workshop

The Get Your Child Accepted Into Great Colleges Workshop is an incredible half-day where you will learn everything you need to know to successfully navigate the college admissions process. Come get all your questions answered and learn specific strategies that will save you weeks of time and frustration and will result in your child getting more acceptances.


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