Dave Berry has been advising students and writing about getting into the best colleges for two decades, specializing in Ivy League and Top-25 schools. He is an expert in the areas of student stats evaluation, college matching, and application essays. His syndicated Q&A column, College Knowledge, won the Newspaper Association of America Foundation's Program Excellence Award. Dave is co-author of America's Elite Colleges: The Smart Buyer's Guide to the Ivy League and Other Top Schools, published by Random House-Princeton Review. A graduate of Pennsylvania State University's College of Arts and Architecture, Dave has run the Boston Marathon, loves classical music, computers, and miniature dachshunds. He and his wife, Sharon, live in Pennsylvania and have a son and daughter.