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Kyra Tyler

College Admissions Consultant She/Her/Hers
Kyra Tyler
College Admissions Consultant
Former admissions officer Brandeis University

My Background

I have worked in a variety of roles in higher education over the course of my career. I began my career in admissions at Brandeis University, where I spearheaded the school’s student of color recruitment effort. In addition to reviewing applications for incoming freshmen, I also managed the transfer application review process where I was responsible for reading the applications and making the final admissions decision. I also chaired a committee dedicated to offering scholarships and performance opportunities to talented chamber musicians and served as the admissions representative for the selection of the university’s Posse Foundation scholars. Prior to joining College Coach, I was awarded a Presidential Fellowship from Harvard University where I worked in development at the Harvard College Fund. I also worked at the Harvard Alumni Association while pursuing a master of education at the Graduate School of Education.
[Kyra Tyler] was a genuinely excellent resource for helping our daughter select the right high school courses, create a tailored list of universities, advice on standard college entrance exams, and support for the college application process.
Parent of a University of Chicago student

Why I Joined College Coach

When I worked in admissions, I saw a lot of families who didn’t seem to have a handle on the college search process and, as a result, were making uninformed decisions about what schools were appropriate for their students. I made the decision to join College Coach because I wanted to help families discover all the great schools available to them, not just the ones their neighbors were talking about or were featured in the popular press on a regular basis. I also saw working with College Coach as a way of making the college admissions process more humane by sharing tips and insights with them. In turn, I think our families find the admissions process to be much less stressful and hopefully even a little fun!

Get to Know Me

My Education

Northwestern University Bachelor's in Flute Performance
Harvard University Master's in Higher Education Administration
I have worked with students interested in:
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Computer science
  • Dance
  • Data science
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Fashion
  • Film
  • Game design
  • Government
  • Graduate programs
  • HBCUs
  • Hispanic serving
  • Honors programs
  • Humanities
  • International relations
  • Ivy league
  • Journalism
  • Large State Schools
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Physical therapy
  • Political science
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-med
  • Pre-veterinary
  • Religiously affiliated schools
  • Research universities
  • Science
  • Small liberal arts colleges
  • Social Sciences
  • Teaching/education certification
  • Technology
  • Theater
  • Two year colleges
  • Visual and performing arts
  • Women's colleges
I have also worked with:
  • Athletes
  • First-generation students
  • IB program
  • International students
  • LGBTQIA+ students
  • Non-traditional students
  • Students with learning differences
  • Transfer students
Kyra Tyler

Some of my favorite pastimes

Reading, being with family and friends, anything music-related, and cooking

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