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Achieva College Prep Centers

Headquarters: Palo Alto, Calif.
College-admissions services: One-on-one counseling by recent college graduates, many from Stanford University or the University of California, Berkeley. Senior-year package of services runs about $2,000. Achieva promotes starting services as early as freshman year of high school, when it can help students with study skills and summer and extracurricular-activity planning.
Other services: Test prep, tutoring.
Annual revenues: Not available. Company is privately held.

Kaplan Educational Centers
Headquarters: New York City
College-admissions services: Counseling services in small classes of about four or five students. Course consists of five 21/2-hour sessions and costs $699, or $499 for students enrolled in a Kaplan college-admissions-preparation course. Also offering online version.
Other services: Test preparation in centers and online, Score! tutoring centers, career services, and Concord University School of Law, the country's first all-online law school.
Annual revenues: $255 million in fiscal 1999. Kaplan is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Washington Post Co.
Princeton Review
Headquarters: New York City
College-admissions services: One-on-one counseling with advisers who have a minimum of three years' experience in admissions, at either the high school or college level. Packages range from $2,900 for high school seniors (one year of counseling) to $5,400 for freshmen (four years of counseling). Those packages include a Princeton Review test-prep course or five hours of tutoring.
Other services: Test prep in centers and online, and, a new online service to help teachers, students, and parents with educational tools aligned to state curricula and tests.
Annual revenues: $80 million in fiscal 1999. Company is privately held.

Vol. 19, Issue 16, Page 15

Published in Print: December 15, 1999, as Companies at a Glance
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