Herman ’16 is One of Glamour’s Top 10 College Women

Lily Herman '15 at Wesleyan University. (Photo by Olivia Drake)

Lily Herman ’15 at Wesleyan University. (Photo by Olivia Drake)

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Lily Herman ’16, co-founder of The Prospect website on college admissions and college life, has been named one of Glamour magazine’s Top 10 College Women of 2015.

Herman, of Jacksonville, Fla., told Glamour that while her mom helped her to choose the right school, many first-generation and international students don’t have the same resources.

“Public high schools average 471 students to one counselor,” she says. So, during late nights fueled by Sour Patch Kids, she cofounded theprospect.net, a free site that’s been used by roughly 600,000 students and offers the lowdown on the admissions process. “A student with non-English-speaking parents emailed me, ‘I got into Princeton, thanks to The Prospect!'” she says. “That was as exciting as my own acceptance letter.”

Read more about Herman in this Q&A.