What our customers say about us
I would like to start by saying that Gradvine is the best thing that happened to me. Gradvine was suggested to me by one of my friends as I was not able to find the time and make the efforts to go see a consultancy firm in my city. I had my share of concerns as the whole idea of online consultancy for such physical and time consuming work did not seem feasible to me. However, people at Gradvine surprised me with their willingness to help students achieve their dream. I would like to thank my mentor who tirelessly helped me with my applications and answered to all my questions/concerns within a stipulated time frame. He did not only assist me with the applications but motivated me to apply for dream universities and made me believe that I can get into them. So I agreed to his suggestions and applied for the following program: - MS in Industrial Engineering/MEM Program: 1. Columbia University - Admitted 2. Penn State University - Admitted 3. University of Southern California - Admitted 4. University of Pittsburgh - Admitted 5. University of Illinois Chicago - Admitted 6. Hong Kong University of Science and Tech (Hong Kong) - Admitted 7. Purdue University - Rejected 8. University of Washington Seattle - Rejected 9. Georgia Tech - Waitlisted and then Rejected due to no vacancy 10. Duke University - Rejected My profile: GRE - 314, TOEFL - 102, CGPA - 8.74.... 3 years of work experience in different industries (IT, Manufacturing and Technology) Some pros of choosing Gradvine over others are listed below: 1. Very cost-effective. 2. Highly motivational. 3. Excellent at understanding your experiences and requirements and suggesting the best possible options accordingly. 4. Always make you aim higher. 5. Always available at your service. I wish them all the best and hope to personally meet some of them soon. Thanks, Gradvine.
Columbia University, Master's in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
I have nothing but high superlatives for my mentor and the team at Gradvine. They exhibited a high degree of dedication, care, professionalism throughout my application process - and were always available at a moment's notice or ping to offer their support and advice. By all accounts I started quite late in the application cycle (mid-November), and I was nudged in the right direction when faced against looming deadlines. The interactions with my mentor on selecting the right program, pruning of the essays etc. were always done with a hint of positivity which is a welcome relief during the process! I have been thrilled to have been accepted to a few top programs (including an Ivy admit) and I am glad for having come across this wonderful team! My mentor and the team strive towards getting the very best for their students, and I believe Gradvine has cracked the ethos of the University application process. I have no doubt that they'll further keep on setting higher bars for themselves, and delighting their students.
P Santy Blesson
Harvard University, Carnegie Mellon University, Georgia Tech, Technology, Innovation and Education
My admits to some of the top schools in the world - Stanford, CMU, Johns Hopkins, Duke, (especially with scholarship) were not easy. They were actually really really tough and took years of planning and hard-work. Having the ideal profile, scores, and most importantly passion, sometimes, may not be enough. To put it forward in a way that helps others understand what you want to do is an art that Gradvine mastered. From seeing them start off to being their client, they’ve come a long way. My mentor’s advice not only for my applications but also in my career path has reinforced my belief in Gradvine and their goals. They’ve been getting admits to huggeee insane universities year after year, but the best part according to me is that they’re helping people realize their interests and giving them the courage to reach their potential. I have to admit here that more than the decisions, the scholarships were what satisfied me. I have my mentor to thank, for encouraging me to apply even though I told him (while rolling my eyes) “Securing an admit at these schools itself seems impossible, what do you mean apply for financial aid?”. And so, I’d like to thank Team Gradvine for patiently answering my infinite number of questions and for encouraging me to dream big. Congratulations on a highly successful year with admits at the best for every respective field!
Stanford University, Master's in Environmental Engineering
I came to know about Gradvine through Shrija Priyanil (currently a mentor at Gradvine), who at the time was in the University of Washington at Seattle for her Masters. Based on her feedback, I quickly got in touch with them, regarding how to proceed with my Master's application cycle. Before I go into the details, I would like to state that the mentors and the Gradvine team are an extremely dedicated bunch, and they try their absolute best to ensure that they can help a student in the best possible manner. Right from selecting Universities and programs that are particular to your interests, to helping with your SOPs and résumés, they delve into the intricacies of every detail during the application with the student. One highlight is that this process will not be standardized, as in the case of other Consultancies; rather, this is curated to the program and the student. In spite of the fact that I did not get into any program in the first application cycle, my mentor stuck with me throughout next year, taking my long and tedious queries at odd hours of the day. He ensured that I projected myself in the best possible manner before a graduate selection committee. . I attribute a large part of my success to my mentor and the folks at Gradvine!
Carnegie Mellon University, Master's in Robotic Systems Development (MRSD)
Landing in the right University is not a big deal if one knows to take the right steps at the right time. The problem is I did not know what steps to take. Gradvine came to my help when I really needed a mentor. The best thing about Gradvine is that the mentors have been through the process and landed at the most sought after unis themselves. While people with writing skills alone can make your SOP look presentable, the GV team are a mix of technical and language experts who make sure that your essays are not merely an exhibit of artistic flair but makes you stand out among the technical community. I cannot thank the Gradvine team enough for their spontaneous help whenever I needed them. For those who are looking to join Gradvine, trust me, no other place will give you such service! I did not have mere "counsellors" at Gradvine but actual mentors! Thanks a lot team GV!
Virginia Tech, Master's in Mechanical Engineering
I was completely perplexed by the graduate admission process and it was at this moment I came across Gradvine team. The optimism that I gained after meeting them was perhaps, a turning point for me. The support and guidance extended by their entire team with various elements of the admission process was exemplary. They inspired me to not settle for less and helped me bag an early Ivy league admit - Masters in Computer Science from University of Pennsylvania. It was a dream come true for me. This is what they do - they make what seems impossible a reality, and thus, I would wholeheartedly recommend Gradvine to all folks out there who deserve the best. Gradvine team simply knows how its done and they will do it for you. Thank you again Gradvine!
University of Pennsylvania, Master's in Computer Science
I found Gradvine online through some browsing but I was really attracted by the passion with which they help the students. Though my contact was only online and via calling throughout my process but my mentor was really helpful and always available whenever I needed help. His inputs into my SOP really helped a lot. Gradvine is the way to go for solving all of one's doubts regarding the process and improving the application. This is clearly visible in the student admits which they have helped achieve.
Duke University, Master's in Engineering Management
I joined Gradvine at the start of my application process for a MEM degree. My mentors here encouraged me to apply to the best universities offering this course, despite me thinking I stood no chance. They also helped me whip my essays into good shape. 10 days after my last applied went out, I received my first admit, with scholarship that too! I'm incredibly grateful to the team at Gradvine for ensuring I put only my best foot forward. Their incredible network will definitely be a boost after I graduate and move ahead in my career.
Dartmouth College, Master's in Engineering Management
Applying to the universities seemed to be very confusing and complicated before I came to gradvine, but after I came here they made it so simple. They were available every time I tried to contact them and were very very supportive. I got into my dream university with the help of gradvine. If you want to get into the top notch universities, gradvine would be the best option.
Duke University, Cornell University, UC: Irvine, Northwestern University, Master's in Engineering Management
With only 10 days left to the CMU application deadline, I was panicking because I was going nowhere with my SOP. I asked a friend and he recommended Gradvine to me. I wasted no time and contacted them and got a response within a few hours. I had Skype discussions with the Gradvine team, and they assured me that they’ll help me with the entire process. I was sent formats for both SOP and LOR, that gave my haphazard drafts a much clearer structure. Suraj continued to give his valuable feedback and suggestions(even a few hours before the deadline!) until we were satisfied with my essay. Working with my mentor and the Gradvine team was a great experience. They are very supportive and understanding. I would highly recommend Gradvine to anyone who is applying or considering applying to MS programs abroad.
Carnegie Mellon University, Master's in Information Systems
By far the most genuine, helpful and professional people ever. For someone like me who had no idea whatsoever about the applications, everything became just too easy since Gradvine came into the picture. The best part is that they're always available and help you at every tiny step - no question is silly and you can depend on them to guide and motivate you through. I am extremely grateful to my mentor and the entire team. Y'all are the best! God bless you!
University of Southern California, Master's in Computer Science
For MS applications, I had an SOP already but I needed help making it the best it could be. So I took a risk seeing positive reviews about Gradvine and registered for the SOP service. I am very pleased with the result! I appreciate how the Gradvine team personally handled my SOP and got reviews from alums from top universities. Following their tips as well as of the Gradvine mentors, I was able to create an SOP that was not only in my own words (not spoon-fed!) but also reviewed by experienced mentors who really know the art of drafting an SOP. As a result, I have got two great admits! Thank you Gradvine!
Georgia Tech, Master's in Computer Science
Applying to grad school is such a daunting and time-consuming task that I am extremely grateful for the help I received from Gradvine. From finalizing the college list to just figuring the structure of a simple email, my mentor helped me greatly every step of the way. I actually took more than five weeks to perfect my SOP and was always helped with patience for every question or doubt I had. I have already gotten an admit at a great school and I am waiting to hear from a couple more but no matter where I join, I will have Gradvine to thank for it in a way. I know this is process can be arduous and overwhelming so I would recommend getting help and Gradvine is a great place for that.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Master's in Aeronautical Engineering
The Gradvine team has been a great help throughout the process specially Parth, my mentor. Honestly, had it not been for Gradvine, I wouldn't even have applied to colleges I got admits from. I was under the impression that my GPA was too low but they really encouraged me to apply to my dream colleges and programs.
CMU, Columbia University, Master's in Information Systems Management (MISM)
I came across Gradvine through a friend and decided to take their help for my Master's Application. Now that I have undergone the entire process of drafting my applications and receiving admits from a few very prestigious institutions, I can confidently say that they are by far the most genuine and amazing mentors ever. The Gradvine team were both very supportive and were available each time I needed them. They pushed me to restructure my essays until they were perfect and that is what led me to receive admits from the top universities. I wholeheartedly recommend Gradvine to anybody who is seeking for a guidance to achieve the apex in their respective fields
Dartmouth College, Master's in Engineering Management (MEM)
When you decide to pursue your MS, many opinions/advises come your way. It often happens so that one believes that taking the GRE and TOEFL are the biggest steps in the process. I for one, had fallen for that. But when I attended one of the mixers organized by Gradvine, the interaction with fellow applicants and the mentors made me understand that the real big steps are after the tests. Discussing the process with the Gradvine mentors helped me chalk out next steps. During the sessions with the mentors, who are amazing at what they do, I was able to structure my thoughts better and finally produced a genuine statement of purpose. Gradvine gives the required attention to each of your queries/expectations and helps take informed decisions at each stage. Thier insights at every step of the process is what makes their service so special. I recommend every student to get on a free call with them to experience the same and pick the right consultancy!
New York University, Master's in Computer Science
It was the last week of December and with only 5 days before the deadline of my dream university, I was still unsure on how to cut down from 1500 to 1000 words. My friend had used Gradvine services and I had seen his final SOP. Without thinking twice, I just paid for the service and scheduled a chat with my mentor. Within 36 hours, I had my sop review done. That’s how diligent the entire Gradvine team is about your future. Needlessly to say, I recommended the service to quite a few of my friends and the end result; me and my friends have admits from not just our dream university but probably from universities (CMU, Columbia, Duke to name a few) most people aspire to get into. Gradvine has a plethora of options depending on what you need. They won’t spoon feed you until you want them to and best part, they charge you accordingly. Thank you to the entire Gradvine team for all your efforts!!
CMU, Columbia University, Duke University, Master's in Information Systems Management (MISM)
When I started my application process, I was confused like everybody else. I wanted my application to be my best, but I kept hearing only negative things about the consultancies. One fine day, a random guy recommended Gradvine to me. I checked the website, spoke to them and decided to risk it.On a practical note, the fee was affordable and worth risking. I felt it was better to go with somebody who had few good reviews than somebody with lots of negative reviews. My mentor ensured that I think hard about what I could write in the SOP and that the best in me is brought out by myself. He pushed me and encouraged me to aim higher and apply to better colleges. Result? I got my dream admit As simple as that! I eventually did a smart thing!!
Purdue University, Master's in Business Analytics (MSBA)
The application process is a taxing one. Initially it did seem easy, but as time passed and deadlines approached I realized that it would be really helpful to have someone with experience to guide me through. Applying for the first time, I did not know how to go about my motivation letters. This is when I came across Gradvine. One of my applications was due within five days of signing up for Gradvine. With the deadline so close and not even a rough draft ready then, my anxiety levels were soaring through the roof. I spoke to my mentor and he helped me as I wrote my motivation letters. He pushed me to think harder, to realize what I genuinely expect from my career and future and to make the best use of my experiences, all of which was reflected in my applications. No sooner, I got my dream admits. The team also helped me make a right decision when it came to choosing between the universities. I also extend my sincere gratitude to the Gradvine team, who gave me a clear idea about the universities when I was in a dilemma. Thanks and love to Team Gradvine!
TU Delft, MSc Management of Technology
Gradvine came to me like a huge blessing. I was stuck in the web of counsellors who had a fix set of universities to apply to. Through constant searching, I found Gradvine and got a chance to talk to one of the mentors here, Varun Harnathka. My quest of landing up in one the top-ranked universities made me sign up for their consultation call. After having a talk with their founder, Suraj Peri, I knew this was the right thing to do. Without any second thoughts, I signed up. My mentor, Agrim Sachdeva made the process as smooth as possible. Without an outstanding GPA and proper work ex, I bagged admits from some of the best universities for my program, including Kelley School of Business, UMCP, Northeastern, and Boston University. Kelley, being one of the highly ranked schools wasn’t even in my initial list. But Gradvine’s university selection, SoP drafting, LOR process help, every little thing from their side, made me achieve it. I can firmly say, had it not been for Gradvine and my mentor, I would not have been able to get these amazing admits. I would have probably convinced myself to apply to other, more than safe universities, and be satisfied with it. But here I am, ready to go to Kelley for MS in Information Systems, all thanks to Gradvine.
Carnegie Mellon University, Indiana University-Kelley School of Business, Master's in Information Systems (MIS)
I have known Gradvine since the beginning of my college days and when I was planning to apply for masters, Gradvine was automatically my first choice. The mentors associated with Gradvine are present students or students who have just graduated thereby can give pragmatic advice depending on ground reality. I reached out to the Gradvine team to help me with the application process of my masters. From the get-go, my mentor was always a call away to address my needs at any given point of time. The team of Gradvine was always open to queries from my side regarding the application process. Gradvine’s university shortlisting, SOP drafting process and every little possible help made me apply to universities which were not even in my list and receive admits from a few of them. Having gone through the entire application process, I can firmly say, had it not been for Gradvine, I would not have applied to certain prestigious universities and receive admits from them. I would highly recommend Gradvine for any serious applicant who plans to crack into universities well deserving of their potential.
Purdue University, University of Maryland-College Park, Master's in Business Analytics and Information Management
I highly recommend Gradvine for all the MS aspirants out there. They do a terrific job and very well know how to bring out the best in a profile. I was skeptical about applying to top universities but Sreekar convinced me to do so. I received tremendous help in structuring my SoP and the final draft wouldn't have been possible without Gradvine's guidance. I have received admits from schools I was least expecting to get into. All thanks to my mentor and others at Gradvine. :+1:
Purdue University, Cornell University, Master's in Engineering Management (MEM)
Grad application is a tedious process, it always pays to have someone experienced around you when you fill in the same. So grateful to have Gradvine beside me during the same time! They are super helpful and available to provide with insights whenever required! Being graduates from the top universities themselves helps a lot! Gradvine, thank you for making the process so smooth.
Dartmouth College, Master's in Engineering Management (MEM)
I WISH I’D FOUND THEM SOONER. As I left the Prometric test centre with a decent GRE score, I believed that I successfully completed a huge chunk of my MS application process. Little did I know, that this was just the beginning of a convoluted journey that I always imagined would be rather disappointing and futile. Thanks to my friend’s recommendation, I approached Gradvine Services. A BIG THANK YOU to their incredible team that works tirelessly to ensure that NO student who approaches them ever feels like they aren’t “good enough.” My experience with the mentors especially Suraj has been inexplicably BLISSFUL. His relentless prodding literally led me to an honest soul search that helped me realise what I was capable of. And here I am, with MS in IE admits from two of my dream universities (Northeastern University and SUNY Buffalo) among others. Unlike other major Consultancies out there, Gradvine services are tailored to fit the program and the student’s potential. To you a prospective student who’s reading this review, do not let the PROCESS DAUNT YOU. Pursue your dream education with Gradvine’s guidance. Rest assured, they truly have BEEN THERE, DONE THAT.
SUNY Buffalo, Northeastern University, Master's in Industrial Engineering
I came to know about gradvine from the yocket group for MS in US. When I had my first talk with them, I knew I had come to the right place. His knowledge about the admissions process and colleges was something that I didn’t find in the previous counselors I had consulted with during my last year of application. I started my SOP and LOR process with Jonathan and with A LOT of iterations, we finally arrived with the essay that I was more than happy with. The best part was that the SOP is a reflection of who I am. He helped me in articulating it better without changing the story. I would like to thank both Jonathan and the Gradvine team for all the help and guidance. And would happily recommend it to other people as well.
SUNY Stony Brook, Master's in Computer Science
I came to know about Gradvine from a random friend on yocket. Gradvine was great with university shortlisting. They listed out the universities which were my best bet. I had the flexibility to include a few of the universities I personally was interested in. Soon after finalizing the list I was assigned a mentor who has gone through the same process as me and is in the field I am interested in. Eash as a mentor helped me understand what the universities are looking for in an essay/SOP. After a lot many iterations, we settled with one perfect draft which helped get into one of the brilliant universities (Texas A&M, college station) which was pointed out as highly ambitious for my score. I am extremely happy with the outcome. But Overall, a happy experience.
Texas A&M University, Management Information Systems (MIS)
I remember at the time of applying to my dream design schools, I was exploring consultancies from across the world that could help me with my applications for design programmes. Pretty much all the doors that I knocked on went unanswered because the majority of the consultancies focused only on MBA and engineering courses. They felt design was too niche and the few consultancies that could help me were just exorbitant. I met Gradvine only a few months before I decided to take their services professionally. My mentor was upfront and told me that he could help me to the best of his ability even though it was his first time of working on such a profile. At some level, I was probably taking a risk but in hindsight, it turned out to be possibly one of the best decisions of my life! Working with my mentor and the Gradvine team was a phenomenal learning curve for me too. While I discussed my thought process and my ideas with the Gradvine team, they helped me in crystallizing and refining each draft. For weeks altogether, I was made to delve deeper into what I wanted from this course, what my skill-sets were, what failures and joy define me as a person and eventually I looked further inside to understand what I wanted from life. My essays came to reflect each of these cornerstones through my brainstorming sessions with Gradvine. My mentor worked with me at every step of this "journey". He worked tirelessly on my essays, my portfolios until each of them were curated to reflect perfection in thought and in articulation. He knew when to pause when a certain para was going off the radar of the question.. basically, all elements required to make the essay one to reckon with. I also remember him working on reducing my essays from 4500 words to 1500 words! It is not an easy job at all. While admits came through soon after my submissions, the experience of getting Gradvine on board will stay with me. I highly, highly recommend Gradvine to students aspiring for undergraduate and graduate studies. You will not regret your decision and you will live to tell a story! After all, Gradvine gave me the career I had only dreamt of.
Parson's School of Design, IIT Institute of Design, Dual Degree - Master's in Design + MBA
I found information about gradvine on one of the Facebook pages and decided to schedule a call with them for help with the preparation of my portfolio. One phone call with Gradvine was enough to convince me that gradvine could provide me with something that the other organizations could not - frank and effective advice. Over the next three months, I worked with Priyanshi, my mentor and went over several drafts of essays for every university, until I had one document each for every university that I decided to apply for. In my mentor, I found a strict professionalism which inspired me to push my limits and brought out the best in me. The rigorous process of writing my essays also helped me improve my judgement about the universities I applied to, and I concluded a hectic university application process with high spirits and confidence, thanks to Gradvine. True to my instincts, admits poured in starting with a master’s admit for Computer Science in Arizona State University, followed by North Carolina State University. I hit success with a Canadian university as well, in receiving an admit from the Simon Fraser University for a professional master’s degree in Computer Science, specialising in Big Data. But an admit from the State University of New York at Stony Brook was the icing on the cake. The thing I liked the most about Gradvine was their realistic (at the same time inspirational) approach towards the application process, which put me in a great mindset, helping me through a tedious application process. P. S. I was able to achieve all of this with the help of my mentor Priyanshi and Gradvine, while working 50 hours every week.
SUNY Stony Brook, Master's in Computer Science
The best part about the Gradvine team is that they don't treat you as a customer. Instead, they guide you and treat you as their friend or someone on their own team. The team has helped me with the entire process, from structuring my SOP, shortlisting Universities based on my preferences to helping me out with my applications. Also, having your own mentor belonging to your field has helped me a lot. The mentors not only help you out with your applications but also guide you with planning your MS studies in order to achieve your career goals. I wish all the best to the Gradvine team and hope many more will opt for your service in the future. Kudos to the team for coming up with an ALL in ONE platform for aspiring MS students.
Clemson University, University of Houston, Master's in Industrial Engineering
The first reason for choosing Gradvine over other commercial consultancies was that most of the mentors over here are young talents who are either currently pursuing or just completed their further studies. And my instincts were right. They guide you like a senior in college who is helping a junior get through the whole process. The mentors themselves being students couple of years back, understand your situation properly and help you in the best possible way. The process is genuine, economical and way better than other consultancies. Thanks to Tarun and the Gradvine Team for their constant guidance to make a better SoP. Thanks for everything and I hope Gradvine achieves greater heights. Congratulations on what you have achieved and All the Best for your future endeavors.
Bala Sai Yashvanth
SUNY Buffalo, Master's in Industrial Engineering
I reached out to Gradvine's team after reading up a lot of positive reviews. I opted for the express service. What I really like is that they don't spoon feed you with what needs to be written in your Statement of Purpose unlike what I've heard about other consultancies. They make you write your SOP on your own, However, what they did provide me with was this - a very comprehensive critique of my initial draft and insightful guidelines on how I could make my SOP more impactful. This meant that all my content would still be original, however it would simply have an advantage of being reviewed by a team of very competent individuals. Would highly recommend their service if you actually want to work on your SOP and maintain your individuality and not have someone draft a generic one for you.
Rishi Prasad Pisipati
Carnegie Mellon University, Master's in Education Technology and Applied Learning
Won't lie. Was a little skeptical about gradvine in the start. But it proved me wrong in every way possible. The abundant support and guidance by the mentors helped me bag an admit from most of my universitities. Generally all students, before applying for foreign graduate studies never believe in their true potential. Gradvine showed me what I was deserving of. Helped me expand my horizons in ways I wouldn't have thought of in the beginning. So without a doubt in mind, I can tell they definitely are mentoring the future.
Clemson University, Master's in Industrial Engineering
Hello Hustlers. Four months ago, I was just as you deprived of not getting the right information from the right person. I have spoken to 4-5 consultancies and had no choice but to believe in them. Even though I realized I was not comfortable, I had to go with that consultancy because of the time crunch as I did not give GRE or TOEFL until then. When I was about to pay for that consultancy suddenly a facebook friend messaged me to try out Gradvine. In no time, I gave a call to Gradvine and post our conversation I decided that Sreekar was the right person with right knowledge. Without even meeting the team, I could somehow signal that I was in the right person’s hand. He proved to be supportive from choosing the discipline to completing the final stages of applications. You can receive responses from [email protected] in a couple of minutes. This speeds up your application process leaving no room for mistakes. Let me cite a few examples. As I was confused between Industrial and MEM, Sreekar spent a couple of hours to explain to me the pros, cons, and life after graduation. As they were in our position 5 years back, their explanations were logical and relatable. I generally ask a lot of questions and they respond without any frustration. Coming to shortlisting, trust me they give you best shortlist of universities based on location, program and their mentor/alumni network. My brothers stay in the US and they have asked me to show the shortlist and each one said “Vinayak, You have got a very good mix”. Moreover, my peers who are in the program said you have got a good mix. No quora and no seniors can give you such a focused list. Gradvine’s best thing is that they connect you to the mentor who was/are in the same discipline that you are going for. In this way you get the right mentorship with the SOP’s and LOR’s. My mentor Mr. Venkata Ravishankar was helpful and supportive in terms of SOP’s and LOR’s. He made me define my purpose of going to US and showcase that on the SOP which gives me a good front. Let me tell you, if you follow the Gradvine’s structure for SOP and LOR you will get into your desired universities for sure. As I followed the instructions from my mentor, my SOP is now fine-tuned defining my end purpose of coming to the US. Venkat has a day job but was still able to clarify every question pertaining to the SOP/LOR. During his lunch breaks, he used to call me to discuss the content on the SOP. You send the document to him (you give the vision to the SOP), he will return to you in less than two days with better versions of the document and using the right technical words. The mentors give you the right amount of time to make your SOP look much better than previous versions. I never expected my SOP could come out so well, look so strong and I can honestly transfer the credit to the Gradvine team. Even though committed to other student’s work, the Gradvine team responded in less than one day to reduce my SOP from 1300 words to 500 words. When my mentor was out of station, the Gradvine team helped to edit and furnish my first LOR. To understand whether to retake or not to retake the TOEFL, they helped. To understand whether to take thesis or non-thesis they helped. During the application process, my mentor and the team both were damn helpful and replied in minutes to the messages. Any doubts in the application, I used to click a photo and send it to the Gradvine team. Because of them I was less tensed during the applications because even finishing applications carefully is important. I am sure that I will get into my dream university and a give a vote of thanks to Venkat and team. Gradvine has been one of the best decisions in my Master’s process because it benefitted me in a lot of ways. Coming to the cost, do not worry your money is in good hands and every penny is worth. Half of my tensions were taken by the team. Thank you Gradvine. Note: Remember. Keep in touch with the team so that they can serve you better. Cheers, Vinayak Boorugu.
Texas A&M University, North Carolina State University, Master's in Industrial Engineering
These guys are amazing , they know their work and are passionate about it .
TU Delft, Master's in Construction Management
After I was done with my GRE the daunting task of shortlisting universities and writing down my statement of purpose was upon me. I had no idea that the task of introspection would be so hard, caught me a by a bit of surprise, but that is when I met gradvine. They held a masters mixer at their office in hyderabad where I got to know the mentors who were gonna help me. The whole process after I took up their service was pretty smooth. I never met my mentor in person but the help I received from him is what I'll be thankful forever. I'd definitely recommend them since they are the best at what they do
Clemson University, University of Houston, Master's in Industrial Engineering
They surely deliver what they promise. They don’t let you compromise on universities because of your scores. They try get the best out of the available options.
University of Exeter, MSc Management
I got my admission to Paderborn and three more universities in Germany. My mentor and the Gradvine team are very helpful in writing a strong SOP and letter of recommendations. Thank you.
Paderborn University, Master's in Electrical Systems Engineering
I'd strongly recommend Gradvine for those aspiring to study in their dream universities. They have the best team of experienced mentors guiding you through the application process. I had a very satisfying experience and I thank Gradvine Team for the assistance.
University of Manchester, Warwick Business School, University of Exeter, MSc Management
Definitely recommended, do try taking their free call. They helped me secure dream admits.
Johns Hopkins University, Master's in Engineering Management
I consider myself fortunate enough to have found Gradvine through Facebook. These guys are really passionate about their work and know what they're doing. At first, I was a bit skeptical as the entire process would be online. But I am glad that I went with Gradvine as I am done with my admission season with two admits (NEU & UMD). Frankly speaking, NEU wasn't on my list at first. It was my mentor who told me about the school and hence, I filled their application. So these guys really do help in university shortlisting based on one's profile, unlike other consultants who just provide everyone with the same list of safe universities. Apart from university shortlisting, I took their help for my SOP editing as well. My mentor was proactive throughout the process. We exchanged a number of drafts until we both were satisfied. The final draft was completely different from what I gave my mentor initially. He did not focus on embellishing the passage like most editors do, rather, gave me suggestions on improving the content. He highlighted a number of flaws in the initial draft that I couldn't figure out on my own. I have no qualms in admitting that without my mentor and the entire Gradvine team's support I wouldn't have had these admits. If you have any queries, please feel free to drop a pm. All the Best!
University of Maryland-College Park, Northeastern University, -
When I first started to approach consultants about applying to masters programs in bioinformatics, they didn’t seem to have detailed knowledge about the field or the program, but that wasn’t the case with Gradvine. I remember talking to the Gradvine team about my application process and he quickly connected me with a mentor. My mentor, Nishant Gerald, helped me shape my SOP and resume, and with his assistance I managed to grab a couple of great admits. The Gradvine team made the daunting process of applying a much simpler one!
Cornell Univeristy, Duke University, Northeastern University, New York University, Master's in Engineering Management
Its been a pleasant experience with Gradvine! They give you a basic structure to frame your essays and resumes right after which, you're appointed to a mentor. My mentor, Rohit Reddy, was someone who personally reviewed my essays and has played the most significant role! He helped me bring out my strengths, which definitely worked in my favour! I'm happy with my admits. The Gradvine team is super approachable and will guide you through. They'd be your go to person when you'd be fretting over the littlest things. Very committed to their work! They will squeeze in time for last reviews and appoint the right resources so your profile is good to go!! Thanks team!
Carnegie Mellon University, Indiana University-Kelley School of Business, Master's in Information Systems
Got to hear about Gradvine through Suraj who I’ve known for years now from his time at CBIT. After having tried a couple of services in the past, I was thrilled to have had such an exceptional service provided by the folks at Gradvine. From shortlisting colleges to setting realistic expectations, they’ve done it all. I wouldn’t bat an eyelash to recommend these guys to anyone wishing to pursue their Post Graduation. I think now’s a good time as any to thank Sreekar for having put up with so many questions and requests over the course of 5 months and I know they’re only going places from here.
EDHEC, MSc Management
When I first started to approach consultants about applying to masters programs in bioinformatics, they didn’t seem to have detailed knowledge about the field or the program, but that wasn’t the case with Gradvine. I remember talking to the Gradvine team about my application process and they quickly connected me with a mentor. My mentor, Nishant Gerald, helped me shape my SOP and resume, and with his assistance I managed to grab a couple of great admits. The Gradvine team made the daunting process of applying a much simpler one!
Carnegie Mellon University, John Hopkins, Georgia Tech, Master's in Bioinformatics
I reached out to Gradvine for my MEM applications right after giving GRE. I had my doubts but the mentors here genuinely encouraged me to apply to the best universities and helped me receive admits from the same. The way Gradvine ensured that I transform my profile into the best applications is something I'm grateful for.
Johns Hopkins University, Purdue University, Master's in Engineering Management
I am writing this right after having received my Ivy League admit. I am in a state of absolute disbelief and am truly grateful that I chanced upon Gradvine. They are the best admission consultants one can go to. They not only help at every step in the way, even with the most minute questions but the best part is that they make you believe in yourself and aim higher. I would have never even thought of applying to an Ivy League University, without them pushing me to do so. Thank you Gradvine and especially my mentor, who was readily available even late into the night to answer every doubt I had.
Dartmouth College, Master's in Engineering Management
I came to know about Gradvine from many of my friends. It is truly an extremely good organisation that matches students with schools that can bring out the best in them. I would whole heartedly suggest Gradvine to anyone trying to get into top schools.
Sai Krishna Potluri
Indian School of Business (ISB), PGP
One thing they don't mention on their website is the way they treat you. They treat you as your friend and they will help you in every possible way. And sometimes they go extra mile for you. just for you. This is what I liked about gradvine apart from the excellent service they provide.
New York University, Northeastern University, UC Santa Barbara, Master's in Engineering Management
I would like to thank the Gradvine team for helping me out throughout the application cycle. Starting from selection of universities to helping you represent your credentials into a superlative profile, they've got your back. I would also like to thank my mentor Mr. Bhanu for assisting me in every step and clearing even the silliest doubts I had. The peer-to-peer consultation service Gradvine provides is incomparable. Thank you Gradvine for helping me secure an admit from my dream school.
Carnegie Mellon University, University of Chicago, Columbia University, Master's in Analytics
Its been exactly 1 year since I started my graduate school. When I look back at the time when I was filling applications for US universities, having someone constantly guide you through the entire process is something invaluable and I feel highly obliged writing this review. I can't thank my mentor enough for his time, effort and motivation in making me realise my potential and helping me work towards getting into the university I always wanted. Anyone seeking authentic and precise help for college applications, Look no further than Gradvine. Thank-you and Keep up the good work guys !!!
University of Illinois-Chicago, Master's in Industrial Engineering
My mentor was my senior in College, So I happened to enroll for the call evaluation. I realised how much I needed to improve in my profile holistically to have best profile the top universities in US. My mentor has helped me in various right from college selection to doubts while filling the application and afterwards as well. The tagline is really apt " been there, Done it." I recommend everyone who has a doubt if they can dream of joining the top universities to be mentored by Gradvine and accomplish thier dreams.
New York University, Master's in Engineering Management
I consider myself fortunate enough to get to know about Gradvine. After giving the ETS tests, I was in a dilemma of whether I need to take help from any consultant or to go on my own regarding the application process. Gradvine came to my rescue and not only cleared up all my queries but also helped me in getting into one of the best universities in the US. I would like to thank my mentor who guided me in the entire process from shortlisting the universities, tailoring my sop and deciding on my final university. The mentors are really approachable and are available without any constraints on time. Apart from this, I attended the meetups initiated by the Gradvine team at Hyderabad and got a chance to connect with various other aspirants. This helped me in sharing my thoughts with many other people and to get insights/ideas from them. Pursuing Masters is a one-time opportunity for most of us and you would not like to take chances on the university shortlisting and application process. Gradvine is the best platform to adhere to during this phase and it would assuredly help you in chasing your dreams. Thank you Gradvine!!
Northeastern University, Master's in Computer Science
I came to know about gradvine from one of my friends and joining gradvine gave a big boost to my profile which ultimately lead to my selection in some of the best Universities in the USA. The mentors at gradvine were very cooperative and helped me prepare an outstanding SOP, the backbone of any university selection criteria. Gradvine helped me in projecting myself in a way that truly did justice to my academic accomplishments and other achievements. Also, they push you to your maximum limits for college selection that helped me get into my dream college about which I had never even thought of with my average GRE and TOEFL score.
New York University, Master's in Computer Engineering
I had the best experience at Gradvine. They not only helped me in securing a seat for my masters at NYU, my dream university, but also gave me correct guidance at a point where I was not even sure which course would be the right fit for me. Their way of connecting me with a mentor who is already pursuing the course I was applying to helped me immensely during the whole process. The Gradvine team were available 24/7 for any help I needed in my applications. All in all, I would recommend Gradvine to anybody in the blink of an eye!
New York University, Northeastern University, Master's in Engineering Management
Gradvine was my first choice because I was aware of their capabilities and trusted their judgement. Even though the process is entirely done online, it is extremely smooth and convenient. Having only 10 days to apply to multiple colleges for different masters programs was extremely stressful. With each application being entirely different from one another, there was a lot of effort that had to be put in to make sure it was the best. My mentor's responsiveness and approachability is definitely praiseworthy. He always replied almost instantly at any point of time. My mentor’s inputs on each of my MBA application was very helpful and they made sure I was only submitting a top notch application. Their methodology and framework for writing essays and SOPs makes sure you address key points that shouldn’t be overlooked. Gradvine is definitely one of the main reasons I got admits from Harvard, Duke, Purdue, Northeastern and York University.
Chandra Sekhar Chittineni
Purdue University, Northeastern University, Duke University, Master's in Engineering Management (MEM)
I had a poor consultancy experience before meeting Gradvine. Which makes me appreciate Gradvine even better. Why it was so bad: Consultants are sometimes accused of over-using SOP and LOR templates for all their students, rather than preparing customized approaches to meet the needs of the situation in spite of being paid well. They played so much into this stereotype it hurt. And not to mention, you don't pay somebody to keep hearing you are not good enough for a university. If you are all well versed yourself, you wouldn't need a consultant, to begin with. I had the good fortune to have heard about Gradvine from one of my friends. I met and spoke to them the very next day, and he was very confident about the work we could do and seemed to be very charismatic, somebody I might trust with handling one of my most important decisions. My mentor never undermined my profile and instead always encouraged me to be optimistic. What they actually do here in Gradvine is rather different. You write your own SOP using the outlines they provide, I found them to be very useful and proficient, which got me started right away. The process of writing it on my own made me think about what I really want from a university and has made it very clear to me, why I wanted it. The mentors are filled with knowledge, critical insights, and they make some excellent points. I genuinely appreciate their endless co-operation, they give their students the best advice they can muster – even if that means going the extra mile, and exchanging the talk at odd hours. I will always remember your willingness to help me during my time of need. It was an arduous undertaking but went smoothly and efficiently! I received an admit from a top 50 school, something I wasn't expecting. It went well – but that’s not the impressive bit. Their sheer tenacity and ability to engage with their students is unique. Gradvine mentors know the ropes, and to have somebody for a change of viewpoint, somebody willing to look from the other side just for you is incredible support. They surely deliver what they promise. Undoubtedly, there's no other service like Gradvine. Looking behind, more than the admits, the whole process was illuminating. And I look forward to an ongoing relationship. Please pass along my gratitude to all members of Gradvine! Hit me up if you want to know anything!
Northeastern University, Master's in Business Analytics (MSBA)
I came across gradvine through mutual friends and initially relying on their reviews was only half way convincing as I was unsure how different would their approach be towards the entire MS application process. But after a call with one of their team members and informative suggestions and discussions, I was more than convinced to go through with them mainly because I needed assistance in building up an exceptional SOP and Resume which I will confirm without doubt has been the most intensive, personalized effort invested by the mentors. I have gone through this process a year ago and all the new changes I incorporated this time were very significant and of high standards. This made me realize how I missed out on analyzing a lot of key areas earlier. So good luck to the team and thank you for being availabile for every query I've had.
University of Connecticut, Master's in Business Analytics
I heard about Gradvine from a friend and I subscribed to their services to build my application for MS from scratch. It was great to have a mentor who himself had gone through the whole process of applying. My mentor helped me with understanding what to highlight and guided me thoroughly in preparing all the required documents with many revisions and invaluable suggestions. I was able to shortlist universities that met my expectations and the strength of my profile. I highly recommend Gradvine for future aspirants.
New York University, Arizona State University, Master's in Computer Science
The best service one should select if they plan to attend GRAD SCHOOL. My journey to University of Illinois Urbana Champaign would not be possible if had not selected GRADVINE. I never thought I would get admitted to any Grad school with a GRE of 308. school services are also excellent. Please do give a request call to them as they clear all the doubts and motivate you.
Northeastern University, Master's in Mechanical Engineering
Gradvine is one of the best educational consultancies out there. They really know what they do. Of course they help you in making your SOPs LORs better and choosing the universities but apart from that they have guided me through my career and helped me in building my profile too. They have profound knowledge on all the universities and even coursework also. I definitely recommend Gradvine for all aspiring graduate students.
Sai Charan Tej Bandi
Northeastern University, -
Gradvine has played a key role in my Masters application process for short listing universities and in drafting my SOP ,LORs and Resume . Their selection of colleges is unbiased and according to my requirements . My mentor is always a message or mail away to fix a time comfortable to both of us and clear my doubts in the application process and help in drafting my Essays. Gradvine has helped me in all the ways to project my profile in the best way possible to the universities. I am very thankful for the continuous services they are providing from a long time since last July
Northeastern University, Indiana University, Master's in Computer Engineering
Gradvine is really different from the other consultancies. It's much better than its competitors in the services it provides, and the way it helps you project your profile and experiences on your applications is more holistic.
North Carolina State University, Master's in Electronics and Communication
Reliable service, Awesome mentors, Satisfactory results. Overall I would recommend it to anyone who is planning to go in their dream universities but I would also suggest to have a strong research on your behalf as well. Don't become completely dependent on any consultancy as it is you who will be actually going and its you who whose career and money will be on stake.
The University of Texas at Dallas, University of Colorado Boulder, Master's in Engineering Management
After graduation, I started exploring graduate study options in construction management. I knew that I required a great GRE score, but that was about it. After asking around and talking to students who have done it, I realised that guidance regarding the application process was essential. I learned about Gradvine and it’s success rate from a friend of friend and approached them. They assisted me in foraying into the world of graduate studies in architecture. Gradvine assigned a one on one mentor who remained committed throughout the entire process. With Jonathan’s guidance and a decent GRE score, I built my profile and personalised my SOPs and gained honest LORs. This enabled me to showcase my strengths and not get lost along the way. Today, I have gotten letters of admission from some of the top schools in the country. Thanks, Gradvine!
New York University, Arizona State University, Master's in Construction Management
I visited a consultancy after giving my GRE and as I recall their words stating that I was too ambitious to aspire for certain universities. I enrolled at Gradvine quite late and was worried if I would be able to meet the fall deadlines for Master’s in Industrial Engineering, but my mentor counseled and assured that a well built is more important to get an admit in a good university. My mentor Varun were extremely cooperative. I look back to those days when I often called them during the busy hours of their schedule and they helped me until my queries got resolved. In spite of several drafts the team never compromised until my SOP and LORs turned out well. Am thankful to both of them who stood by my side every day in achieving my goal. I was impressed by Gradvine’s approach as it is quite different from other educational services. The team ensures that the students are well guided regarding universities and career opportunities. I was initially skeptical about their work but later realized that I couldn't find such an honest and a genuine place. I thank the entire team for their constant support in every step of the way and I highly recommend Gradvine to students who are keen to get into good universities. Will remember you guys for a lifetime.
Akshita Reddy Patlolla
Clemson University, University of Houston, Master's in Industrial Engineering
1. Clear Modus-Operandi for all programs. 2. Approachable mentors via WhatsApp/email/phone. 3. Completely trustworthy mentors. 4. Working with mentors who, as the tagline says, have "been there, done that", their experiences come in very handy. 5. Clearly, a better choice than all the big names out there from both the price-point and services offered perspective. Thank you, my mentor and the rest of the team. PS: The earlier you register, the better it is. So that the slots don't fill out.
UT Austin, Purdue University, Master's in Business Analytics (MSBA)
Gradvine is one of the best consultancies in Hyderabad. They have got good knowledge about the universities and their expectancy from the applicants. In other consultancies you find mentors writing SOP for you, which is the easiest way to prepare but you won't be able to get the best output. Here at Gradvine the mentors ask you to come up with your own version of SOP first, later with their knowledge and experience they edit it in the best possible way which the universities expects. Also my mentor was very helpful for me in shortlisting the universities. He has got very good knowledge about the universities, based on the requirements he suggests you the best universities. Overall my experience with Gradvine is great.
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Northeastern University, Master's in Electronics and Communication
Helpful and supportive team. Put in sincere efforts to help me get into my dream college. It was a great experience on the whole.
North Carolina State University, University of Pittsburgh, Texas A&M, Master's in Electronics and Communication
They’re very helpful. Exquisite experience, all in all.
UIUC, Northeastern University, Master's in Engineering Management
My experience with Gradvine has been amazing! I’d highly recommend their services for students seeking admissions for both undergraduate and graduate programs. What I personally appreciate is that they listen to your needs and tailor the approach towards the application process accordingly. They’re very transparent and approachable which made it easier for me to ask questions and seek help. My mentors have assisted me in a way that helped capture my originality in my application. The whole process that seemed almost impossible was arranged in such a systematic fashion that I was able to juggle my coursework, extracurriculars and application process with ease. I’m very pleased with the schools I’ve got accepted into! Thank you Gradvine!
Boston University, George Washington, New York University, University of Maryland, master's in Health Policy
I would highly recommend Gradvine to all the aspirants who want to study abroad. They have the best team and they make the entire application process look very easy. They helped me throughout my process and helped me succeed at the end. Overall, it was a one of the best decision i have taken and I am thankful to the entire team especially my mentor Sreekar for his constant support throughout the process.
IE, Master's in Managment
The application process for graduate admissions is a long drawn task, and having Sreekar’s support throughout really helped me ease into it. The prospect of going to an alien land for studies is as intimidating as it is exciting, and there were countless times when I pinged Sreekar looking to calm my frayed nerves. Right from collective brainstorming for my SOP to answering any and all questions that an anxious applicant could post, he has been a very important part of my admission journey. Having an experienced external eye to bounce ideas off of, helped me effectively communicate my previous experience and intent to pursue higher education. Sreekar was always available and extremely helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience with Gradvine!
Dartmouth University, Columbia University, Master's in Engineering Management
Gradvine truly stands out from all the other educational consulting firms. Be it shortlisting of universities or writing my SOP and LORs, Suraj and his team were always quick to respond and guide me through it. I am glad that I came across Gradvine.
University of Verginia, Master's in Data Science
I got to know about Gradvine through a senior in my college and I think it has been one of the best decisions I took as far as my application process is concerned. They have experienced mentors who have gone through the application process themselves and have had first hand experience with the application process. From selecting my universities, iteratively drafting and improving my SOP to finishing my applications in time, my mentor helped me through all of it. They are extremely approachable and that's the best part. I have been able to get admits from top universities, thanks to their constant encouragement and support for aiming higher. I would wholeheartedly recommend Gradvine to anyone aspiring to go for higher studies abroad. They have set a great mark for themselves in terms of their excellent service and I only see them grow more in the future.
John's Hopkins, Northeastern University, University of Southern California, Master's in Computer Science
I was introduced to them by a friend of mine. With much hesitancy as one usually has with counselors I first approached them. To my surprise, I found that this wasn't a firm where counselors were forcing the same mumbo jumbo to all their clients and charging exorbitant amounts of money. Rather, these guys were mostly fresh alumni of colleges that most of us aspire to be in and had a lot of insight about the workings of the prospective universities. They are able to map out one's personality and find the best colleges for them, motivating us to believe we too can reach the best colleges, and indeed helping us get there. What's more- their pricing is probably the most reasonable for the quality of their services. Highly recommended for all those who have dreams of studying in the best universities but don't know how to get there. Thanks a ton Gradvine!
Delft University of Technology, Master's in Analytics
Being graduates from reputed universities themselves, the team at Gradvine has been extremely helpful and the most reliable people throughout the process. Right from shortlisting universities apt for my profile to filling applications and securing admits, they have always been available to guide me, even at odd timings. Thanks to Tushya and Suraj for their support. Really pleased to have chosen Gradvine.
University of Southern California, Master's in Computer Science
I highly recommend their services for people who want to do Masters program. They help you in shortlisting colleges based on your profile.
University at Buffalo, Wayne State University, Sunny Binghamton University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Master's in Industrial Engineering
Initially, I got to know about Gradvine from a mutual connection. My consultant Varun was really helpful for the documentation part of my application. He was highly reliable, genuine and was patient enough to address my doubts now and then. I would highly recommend Gradvine to prospective aspirants.
University of Texas at Austin, Delft University of Technology, Master's in Electronics and Communication
I want to pursue Master in Computer science in the USA. As a result of my hardwork, i got good GRE and IELTS scores. However, my undergrad is in ECE and my GPA is not that great. So, my SOP had to be good to get into good universities in the US. Before joining gradvine, i was very confused about what to write in SOP and how to frame it. I along with my friends visited many consultancies in Hyderabad for SOP and Visa consultation. Some consultancies have poor knowledge regarding the process while Some are not that good. I thought of opting for online consultancy. But one of my friends in Facebook told me about the GRADVINE. I immediately liked it but i wanted to talk to them first. The people in gradvine has good knowledge regarding the MS in the US as they were the students of the universities in the US and other countries. GRADVINE is their startup. Even though it is relatively young, it is better than the rest. SINCE, THEY ASSIGN THE STUDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY STUDYING OVERSEAS, AS OUR ADVISORS, they have better knowledge than the advisors of the other consultancies. This is the BEST about gradvine. I bugged them with a lot of questions in whatsapp. They answered all my questions with patience. I got admits from good universities and I am waiting for the decisions of 6 universities. Until now, GRADVINE has been very good. Although it is a bit expensive, its worth as we are ready to spend a lot for the MS.
The University of Texas at Dallas, Stevens Institute of Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology, Master's in Computer Science
The tagline "Done there been there" is immensely justified as the prospective students are been mentored by the finest quality of people who have either been through such process or are currently part of such complex application process. On a personal front I am sincerely thankful to Suraj Peri and my mentor Akash Parvatikar for helping me throughout the application, even at odd hours, right from helping me out in selecting schools for master's program, to creating a solid SOP. They always motivated me to push my limits and help me realize my potential which consequently led to admits in some of top schools of the United States. I would highly recommend Gradvine to all the students aiming to pursue their master's as they certainly connect with their students professionally and personally.
Northeastern University, University at Buffalo, North Carolina State University, Master's in Computational Engineering
I opted for the ‘Smart Thing To Do’ package at Gradvine. My mentor, Shivangi, helped me craft my Statement of Purpose which made all the difference. I bagged more than half of the admits from the Universities I applied to. Her consistent support and enthusiasm to guide me throughout the application process made me confident of the result. I would like to mention Gradvine’s co-founder Suraj Peri whose valuable inputs and encouragement contributed to my success. He was always there when I needed help. Thank you Gradvine!
The University of Texas at Dallas, Stony Brook University, University of Cincinnati, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of Maryland, Master's in Electronics and Communication
I joined Gradvine in November 2018 for my fall 2019 applications. It has been a great experience. Unlike other consultancies where they write the SOP and LORs for you using a pre defined format, at Gradvine, the process is completely different. You have to make a pro active effort to complete your documents. The guidance from the very beginning is valuable. The SOP structure is tailor made for you. It is written in a way to best portray yourself. Unlike others where you get your SOP written in a few days, at Gradvine, getting to the final draft might take some time, but you'll definitely get the best draft. The bit longer time period is because of the numerous revision drafts and external reviews. I applied to 11 universities and received 6 decisions by mid Feb. 5 admits. I would definitely recommend Gradvine to anyone who is planning for their higher studies abroad.
Delft University of Technology, Northeastern University, University of Southern California, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Michigan, Master's in Engineering Management
Completing my undergraduate course of four years in five years with a grade so embarrassing that it doesn’t even allow me to write it here, a graduate degree was a distant thought. I remember calling random agencies who claim they complete aspiring students’ dreams and being completely shot down by them. Gradvine was the first organisation which welcomed me and understood all the minute details in my resume. Their attitude towards each applicant goes hand in hand with the phrase “Putting you in touch with people who’ve been through the process”. The kind of advice I received from Gradvine, after I trusted them, has allowed me to secure admission in one of the most sought-after universities. The fact which amazed me was the balance between friendship and professionalism that their mentors offer. To be specific, I had an amazing journey with respect to my applications, thanks to Bhanu Srivastav. I am glad I went for Gradvine, and I’m pretty sure that they offer the closest one on one advice any applicant wishes for during the traumas which unfold in the 4 months of the application process. I thank Suraj Peri and Bhanu Srivastav for their support which probably had made the entire application process fun, if anything.
Penn State University, Master's in Industrial Engineering
I did not find Gradvine. It was them that found me. I still wonder how their marketing email found its way into my inbox, but now I'm really glad it did. The content of the email was spot-on and led me to schedule a call with Suraj. Until this point, I had met with a bunch of other so-called “counselors”, who had probably never set foot in America. But, Gradvine seemed refreshingly different. The fee was quite affordable, and it didn’t take long for them to have me convinced and sign up for their “SMART THING TO DO” plan. Suraj really helped me explore myself and come up with a strong and coherent motivation for my essay. He also urged me to apply early and supported me through the entire application process. The telephonic consulting format was surprisingly quite smooth as well. Suraj and the team were always very prompt and accessible, sometimes even post-midnight. With their help, I have managed to grab admits from some of the top universities that they showcase on their banner. Trust me, these guys really know their stuff. Schedule a call and you'd know that for yourself. Would highly recommend!
Duke University, Purdue University, Carnegie Mellon University, Master's in Data Science
I'll tell my experience with Gradvine from the start. So, I came across about Gradvine from a friend and took "Smart thing to do" package. Firstly gradvine doesn't write your sop and lor, they only assist you in doing that. The first advantage with gradvine is all the mentors that will be assisting you, are either attending grad school or already attended them. So, the people who will be reviewing your Sop and Lor know from a technical point of view(for example I had too many projects and I didn't which one's to put in my Resume, but my mentors helped with that and told me what the college looks for from an sop). That's something that you don't get with other consulting agencies. Another point is they are the best for college and course shortlisting. From my personal expierience my mentor Suraj Peri explained me about things like why to apply to that college(like location, job opportunities, co-ops, etc). I do remember when I spoke to some counselors from other consultancies and shared my profile, they said that the most ambitious college I can apply to is USC, its only because of gradvine I applied to CMU and got in. They never undermine your profile.I had some misunderstandings in the initial days and when I told Sujit about them he got them resolved immediately. So, till now my journey with gradvine is very smooth and effective, they said they will help me with the visa interview process as well, hope the same continues till the end.
Northeastern University, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Colorado Boulder, Master's in Computational Engineering
I got admits from ALL the universities I had applied to! :) What else does anyone want? I'm so glad I was associated with Gradvine for my application process. Everyone there made my life so easy when it came to applications and doubts especially as I was working! You'll get a reply for anything you ask in seconds. I strongly recommend Gradvine and I'm sure you will get where you want to! Forever grateful!
George Mason University, University of Delaware, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Master's in Information Systems
Amongst the many that claim to change your future with studying abroad, Gradvine is the most reliable and supportive. Thanks Sreekar!
London School of Economics and Political Science, Master's in Psychology
Amazing service by gradvine. Suraj Peri is a master at polishing SOP's. Highly recommended!
Technical University of Munich, -
Gradvine drives you towards expanding your limits. It made a realize that miracles are possible once you come out of the low-key bubble. It helped me secure an admit in one of the prestigious universities which will give a kick start to my career. Definitely worth it.
Duke University, John's Hopkins University, Master's in Engineering Management
As I was visiting many consultancies for my Master’s application I came across Gradvine. I was skeptical about them as the whole process was online but they really did a very good job. I would like to point out that Suraj, Sreekar, and Kirtana (my mentor) really know how the entire process works and are quite familiar with the admissions process. All the other consultancies I visited were beating around the bush about university list and almost made me realize that I cannot get into a top 50 university with my profile. I knew something was not right and then I had a chat with Sreekar and he helped me come out of my misery and gave me hope. Their working pattern is so good for SOP’s and LOR’s. They provide us with a personalized template as to how we should write and structure our SOP based on our profiles, research interests, long term goals, and individual university. The mentors are also very nice and they really do look out for the needs of the students. I used to be on call with my mentor for hours slaving on the SOP. Also, the mentors do make an effort to coordinate with us despite being in a different time zone. As a result, I already received admit from my dream university NYU along with 2 others (both top50) and it would not have been possible without Gradvine. I would really like to give a big thanks to Kirtana for helping me out with everything you have helped me achieve my dream admit from NYU. I would really recommend Gradvine to all the students who wish to study abroad, these people can really help you as they every nook and cranny of the entire process
New York University, University of California, Santa Barbara, Master's in Engineering Management
Gradvine has made me believe that dreams do come true. After giving my ETS exam I was left with nearly zero hopes for getting into good university. I soon reached out to Gradvine and spoke to Mr. Sreekar Reddy. He restored my confidence back and insisted me to apply to university which I never thought I’ll be able to get into. Gradvine provided me with a mentor, who is currently pursuing his Masters. He has been in the same position two years back and hence his suggestions were really valuable. He helped me to tailor my application in accordance to the program. Mr Suraj being a very humble and approachable person helped me to prepare for my interview rounds. And I am happy to share that with the help of Gradvine’s flawless services I was able to achieve my goal.
John's Hopkins, Northeastern University, New York University, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, University of California, Santa Barbara, Master's in Engineering Management
London School of Economics and Political Science, King's College London, University of Edinburgh, Master of Laws Degrees (LLM)
Growing up, I always knew I wanted to be in the field of environmental sciences. I realized soon enough that it was not a popular course in India, which led me to pursue a degree in the somewhat allied field of Civil Engineering. I graduated from Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute Of Engineering And Technology (GRIET) in Hyderabad. I am now pursuing an MS in Environmental Engineering at Duke University. During the course of my Bachelor’s, I had the opportunity to be involved in sanitation and energy policy projects at the Administrative Staff College of India, as an intern. When it came to applying for a Master’s program, I was scared to aim big, because I hadn’t seen many people from colleges like mine make it to top universities. I was also really under-confident of my abilities to perform well, even if I got into a a top program. Now one year into my master’s program, I sometimes am surprised at how self-assured and confident I have become. I have had the steepest learning curve, academically, socially and culturally. I have a much better understanding of the concepts I knew before, and every day, I trust my scientific judgement more and more. Getting to a learning environment that doesn’t penalize you for being imperfect or for trying to learn is the greatest investment you can make for yourself. Gradvine has, obviously, had a huge role to play in encouraging me to think beyond what I knew I could do. I am so grateful that I had the support and courage to help me take that leap of faith! If you are still in two minds about taking the risk of going abroad to get an advanced degree, I hope my story helps in giving you a ‘big-picture’ perspective. :)
Duke University, -
highly appreciate the support from. The Gradvine team. These strategies and mentors of Gradvine are awesome. Suraj from Gradvine supporting me a lot in the whole process from University of Visa. I sincerely thank to Agrim from Gradvine who helped me in my SOP writing. He gave me brilliant ideas and show me the path to write excellent SOP. He edited my SOP numerous times until we got the final gem. I got admission in my dream university, University of Maryland college park in Cybersecurity couse. Currently they are helping me with Visa and loan process also. I highly recommend Gradvine peer to peer service to anyone who has a dream for higher study abroad. Thanks
University of Maryland, Master's in Information Systems
Gradvine has been very helpful throughout the application process. They helped me with drafting my LORs and SOPs. I would surely recommend gradvine to other master's aspirants.
Stony Brook University, Northeastern University, Master's in Computer Science
I got to know about Gradvine from Facebook. I was in a low phase since i could not score high in GRE due to my strenuous job. I must say making that first call was the best decision throughout my MS application process. Today i have secured my admit from my dream college Duke University. It would be an understatement if i say it was only because of the guidance i received from my mentors who were very patient and all ears to all my queries! They made my SOP look like a dream. For all those looking for counseling join Gradvine you'll end up with mentors and not mere consultants! Cheers!
Duke University, -
Had a brilliant experience working with both Suraj and Sreekar, who helped me choose the right course and the right universities to apply to, and were accessible whenever I needed their help. My mentor, a Columbia alumnus, helped through every step of my application, right up to interview prep. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to apply for higher education abroad.
Duke University, Master's in Engineering Management
Gradvine mentoring for my MS applications to the top universities in US has been very useful and proficient. Their guidance was clearly based on facts and past experience which was to the point and frank. Sreekar's mentoring benefitted me certainly in projecting my profile in the best way possible and also to fulfill all the necessary standards to get into my dreams universities.
New York University, John's Hopkins University, Duke University, Master's in Engineering Management
Gradvine provided me with great help to write SOP and guided me throughout to understand the whole procedure of applications for various universities better. I have now admits from 5 great universities such as Columbia university, Johns Hopkins, Purdue University etc. At last but not the least 5 on 5 for services and expertise.
Columbia University, Dartmouth University, Duke University, Purdue University, University of British Columbia, John's Hopkins University, Master's in Engineering Management
If someone would have asked me 4-5 months back that how can I bag an Ivy league or a good school for Masters, I would have replied him "Score a 330 or 325" and that will do it. But my whole perception about the application for MS changed when I was able to bag a mere 315 on GRE. I was confused that should I retake or should I go with the score. For me, it was an arduous task as I was planning to change my career stream from a purely technical background(Petroleum engineering) to MS in Business Analytics with no prior CS or IT background. I got to know about Gradvine from Yocket app, I was a bit hesitant to go for consultancy as you always hear stories about them charging hefty amount and finally ending up with a copy paste SOP and LOR. But still I thought of giving it a chance and upon contacting the Gradvine team, they explained me through all the steps. I was still not sure whether it was the right choice or not!! After a few days my mentor contacted me, he was so cogent that I end up registering with Gradvine and went with the same score. To be frank, with Gradvine it won't be a ride where you just buckle up and relax without doing anything and end up with fabulous SOP. They will be there to guide you throughout and help you with all your doubts(24x7) but one has to put his own effort to start with the rough draft and it will be their responsibility to carve and polish it. In my case, my mentor and I used to sit like hours to discuss on what to add or remove. After a lot of drafts, we finally came up with an SOP which helped me bag 4 admits out of 5 University that I applied, out of which even 2 universities offered a scholarship. To summarize it has to be a combined effort from both the side.
After having appeared for GRE and being clueless for close to a month, my friend recommended me Gradvine. I was really impressed with their pricing structure, given it's significantly less than what their competitors charge. I got in touch with Suraj who immediately went through my profile and assigned me a mentor. The best part of Gradvine is that the mentors you get are in a similar field to yours, and they can very well support you in technical aspects of your SOP as well. Aakash my mentor did close to 10 iterations on my SOP before finalizing it. I got tremendous satisfaction seeing the difference in the first version of SOP I prepared with the final one. Suraj was also super helpful post SOP submission as well, answering my most minor queries as well.
Duke University, Master's in Data Science
After taking my gre and toefl exams, I wasn’t quite sure about the application process. It was then that I was recommended gradvine by a friend. Gradvine helped me throughout the application process. My mentor helped me shortlist the universities well considering all the aspects and the inputs given to me to refine my sop were great. All this helped me get an admit from University of Southern California.
University of Texas at Austin, Master's in Civil Engineering
I would highly recommend gradvine to anyone who wants to pursue their masters in the US. It would be highly beneficial for individuals who are targetting the top 20 universities. Everyone is really supportive starting from the management to the mentor and it was a wonderful journey with them throughout.
Columbia University, Master's in Computer Science
These guys are the best. They know what they are doing exactly and give the best advice possible for your profile. Thanks to them, I now have a clear idea of how to push my career forward.
Gradvine really helped me out when I was stuck at a point after choosing a wrong consulting company. They helped me in my SOP and my regular queries about my application related stuff. They motivated me to apply to some good courses in some good universities and finally got admits for some fantastic universities. Thank you Gradvine for all the help.
Applying to the universities seemed to be very confusing and complicated before I came to gradvine, but after I came here they made it so simple. They were available every time I tried to contact them and were very very supportive. I got into my dream university with the help of gradvine. If you want to get into the top notch universities, gradvine would be the best option.
Texas A&M University, Master's in Electronics and Communication
2 months ago I would rate Gradvine as a no BS consulting and mentoring service for your graduate program. The flow of their counselling is very well organized and to the point. Their step-by-step document review process is very helpful and easy to follow. It doesn't matter if you are applying early or late - they have a solution to get the best possible applications filled out in the given time. The counselors help understand even the smallest of details, which even the most experienced folks miss out. I would highly recommend it, even if you are highly experienced in writing great academic documents.
University of Chicago, Master's in Business Analytics
I would highly recommend Gradvine to all the MS aspirants out there. They made the entire application process as easy as a walk in the park. Mentors were really helpful in drafting my SOP and Resume. They were always available to provide insights. Overall, it was a great experience and I am extremely grateful to the entire team for their constant support throughout.
Purdue University, Northeastern University, University Pierre and Marie Curie, Master's in Civil Engineering
Worth every single penny.
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University of Southern California, Purdue University, Northeastern University, Master's in Computer Science
These guys offer the best guidance to project the best of your profile to the admission panel of an university, as these people are actually been through the same process and done their masters, they have been there and done that, hence their services are already tested to give the best results. Getting into a good university can change one's life. There are in a business of changing life of students. Wish them the best.
Northeastern University, master's in Computational Engineering
I got to know about Gradvine through a senior and found a huge difference in services which Gradvine offers, and other consultancy institutions offer. Jonathan and Suraj helped me throughout my application process for my masters. After a lot of discussion and sessions with Jonathan, I applied for 9 Universities and got into 8 of them. I appreciate Gravine members for their continuous support.
Cincinnati University, The University of Texas at Dallas, Northeastern University, Master's in Business Analytics
I would highly recommend GRADVINE to each and everyone who is aiming to study abroad. It is not like any ordinary consulting firm, these people can go leaps and bounds to help you get into your dream University. It may be a management course , engineering course, medical or any other course .. you name it and there are mentors who have already studied those programs and are always there to help you out through out the application process and post application as well. They nurture you like a sapling with utmost care and help you yield your dreams into reality.By far it is the most genuine organisation whose aim to to help students have a smooth application process throughout unlike other consulting firms which attract you in the beginning with many false promises and then dig out fears in you during the application process. In a nut shell, it is the go to mentor for all the higher studies aspirants.
University of Florida, Stony Brook University, Master's in Electronics and Communication
I think what sets them apart is that they have been through this process themselves. They get straight to the point pushing boundaries where required. Gradvine helped me get my essay reviewed from a versatile network so that I could put my best foot forward. I would gladly recommend their services to anyone.
University of Texas at Austin, Master's in Business Analytics