About Abbie

Abbie Rabin helps students and their families choose, evaluate, and apply to colleges and universities.  She has been guiding students through the college process since 1998, when she founded the Department of College Guidance at Ma’ayanot High School in Teaneck, New Jersey.  She has been an independent consultant since 2004, and established Personalized College Consulting in early 2013.

Abbie began her career teaching economic statistics at the college level.  Her BA from Barnard is in economics, and her MA and MPhil from Columbia are in economics and health economics, respectively.  But it was in college counseling that she found her true calling.  As she works with students, Abbie helps them realize their own strengths and abilities, and helps them find the confidence to make sound choices with a strong basis.  She visits numerous colleges and universities in order to understand them firsthand, and to help students and their families choose wisely.

As a professional member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association and a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association and the National Association for College Admissions Counselors, Abbie is committed to the highest ethical standards.  She meets with students, analyzes transcripts and scores, and advises students and their families on colleges to consider, investigate, and apply to.  She brainstorms applications and essays with students and reviews and edits the applications before the student submits.  She does not write personal statements or essays for the students, rather, she helps them find their own voice.  All applications are exclusively the work of the student.

Abbie has helped hundreds of students understand their strengths, take ownership of the college process, and make good decisions.

If you want to learn more about how Abbie works with her clients, please contact her by email or call 201.399.4802.