"Roberto Noya is one of the most experienced and accomplished admissions professionals in the United States. For more than 30 years, he has served a number of colleges and universities, at ever-increasing levels of responsibility. He is conversant with a wide range of institutions: private and public, located in different parts of the country, utilizing different kinds of admission procedures. His professional success is due to quite a number of skills and talents, which he possesses in abundance: he is a very gifted public speaker; an uncommonly effective writer who produces elegant and stylish letters and memoranda with ease; and a supremely industrious and responsible individual. Those who secure his services are securing the services of the consummate admissions professional."
Anthony M. Cummings, M.F.A., Ph.D.
Former Dean of Admission, Princeton University
Former Dean of Tulane College, the historic undergraduate college of Tulane University
Former Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Lafayette College
"Roberto’s knowledge and expertise in the field of essay writing and college admissions is truly unparalleled. Each essay draft that I sent him came back with insightful comments and suggestions. His feedback helped me to improve my writing without overshadowing my voice. Rather, I truly appreciated how Roberto eagerly listened to all of my ideas and concerns to ensure that my voice was always present in my essays. Furthermore, Roberto’s dedication is remarkable, as he made himself available to conference through Skype and to look over my essays whenever necessary. I highly recommend his service other college applicants, as he helped to make a stressful process much more manageable."
Student attending Harvard in 2014; also admitted to Cornell, University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern, Washington University --St. Louis, Wesleyan University, and NYU.
Mr. Noya is an experienced, learned and responsible adviser. I was pretty anxious at the beginning of my college search, knowing basically nothing about applying to US colleges, but with his patient guidance, the whole application process went smoothly and efficiently. With his help, I gained admission to my dream school, Berkeley, which I will be attending this fall.
What impressed me most about Mr. Noya is how responsible he is. In helping me select colleges, for instance, Mr. Noya provided a thorough questionnaire, analyzed my answers, and produced a list of suggested schools, with a detailed profile of each school. It helped a lot for a student like me who didn't study in the US.
Every time we Skyped, he listened carefully and helped me clarify my thinking about my goals and my essay. He helped me focus my presentation in my essays and gave me valuable commentary on them, and he helped me understand nuances of English usage in the US.
All in all, Mr. Noya is a great adviser, and I can't be more grateful for his generous help in such a crucial moment in my life.
Macao student attending UC-Berkeley in Fall 2014. Also admitted to Rice University, Boston University, UCLA, and UC-San Diego
"Roberto has a thorough knowledge of every aspect of the admissions process. I have watched with admiration as he gilded inquiries from students and parents with understanding and humor."
The Honorable Thomas H. Kean
Former Governor of New Jersey
Former President of Drew University
"Roberto Noya is the most experienced and knowledgeable enrollment and admissions professional I know. He is also a person I really respect. He brings integrity, intelligence, analytical skill, good humor, and a passion for diversity to every project he undertakes. He is a shrewd and clearheaded thinker—someone who can cut to the heart of a problem and offer sensible and creative solutions—and he has a rich array of knowledge and experience in every area of college admissions to draw on. He cares deeply about the success of individual students: at UMF, I regularly saw him deep in conversation, in the cafeteria or the library, with students he had personally recruited, and in whose welfare he genuinely took an interest. Finally, he was a great person to work with—even-tempered, funny, engaging, generous, inevitably well-prepared. He would be a tremendous asset for any college seeking enrollment or admissions advice or for students trying to negotiate their way through the college admissions process. You could not have a better guide."
Daniel P. Gunn, Ph.D.
Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Chair of the Humanities Division, Professor of English, University of Maine at Farmington
"Having been born and schooled overseas, I was unfamiliar with the college search process in the U.S. when my daughter’s time came to consider colleges. Roberto Noya’s counsel and advice on investigating my daughter’s choices, identifying good fit colleges, deciding when and if to retake standardized tests, and ensuring that she would be considered for all of the financial aid for which she is eligible has greatly alleviated the anxiety with which our college search began. As a working mom, Roberto’s accessibility during evenings and weekends was a real benefit to me. (That I could switch to Spanish, my first language, in my conversations with him was an added bonus!) Roberto’s familiarity with a wide range of colleges and his expertise in college admissions has been reassuring. Families seeking his services will also find that he is an earnest person, a good listener, and has a delightful sense of humor. And having worked with high school students throughout his career, he is attuned to their concerns and their educational goals and personal needs. He made sure throughout the process that my daughter’s wishes and my own thoughts were considered and addressed, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. I recommend him highly!"
Irene A., Baltimore, MD
Proud mother of daughter accepted into nursing programs at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Penn State, University of Florida, University of South Carolina, and case Western Reserve University, where she received a $28,000 merit scholarship
"Roberto is truly one of the finest admissions professionals I have worked with across many colleges and decades. His depth of experience with both students and academic institutions, coupled with a thorough understanding of the current admissions landscape and process, is unparalleled. Bilingual and bicultural, Roberto has a unique appreciation for diversity issues and relates on a personal level with students and families from many cultures and backgrounds. While he is gifted at relating with students on an individual case basis, his integrity, honesty and 'students first' approach are always a constant."
Vice President and Dean of the College (Emeritus) Drew University
"I believe Roberto Noya's experience, knowledge and passion are exactly the right mix to help assure that young people and their families gain good advice in navigating the maze of college/university admissions and financial aid. Having served in numerous admissions and enrollment management capacities at institutions large and small, public and private, highly selective and moderately selective, Roberto fully understands the diversity of American higher education. Moreover he has an intuitive feel for how important it is to help each individual student find the right institutional match. His entire career has been spent in the student success business. *Most importantly, Roberto brings to his work with students and parents a passionate interest in expanding access to high-quality education for all--regardless of socio-economic, racial, ethnic, or geographic background. In Maine, I had numerous occasions to observe how Roberto's belief in the need to assure educational opportunity informed not only the work of our Admissions Office but also discussions among faculty, staff, and institutional leaders regarding the determinants of student success and the design of effective student service programs."
Allen H. Berger, Ph.D.
Dean and Executive Officer, University of Alberta--Augustana
Former Provost, Vice President, and colleague of Roberto Noya, University of Maine at Farmington
"Roberto Noya possesses a sharp intellect, a wide-ranging knowledge of issues and trends in higher education, and a deep passion for educational systems that contribute to students' college success. He is an industrious and thoughtful man whose significant leadership experience in admissions and enrollment management at both public and private institutions makes him more than well equipped to serve prospective students and their families in the search for the "right" college or university. In what is typically an anxiety-producing search process for most college aspirants, Roberto lends an air of calm, savvy, expertise, and good humor that gives assurance and guides with wisdom."
F. Celeste Branham
Vice President for Student and Community Services, University of Maine at Farmington
Roberto Noya is the consummate professional who has a wealth of knowledge about the admissions process and how to help students successfully negotiate it. A student wanting to make the right choices as s/he navigates the maze of admissions would do well to have the advice and guidance of Mr. Noya.
Executive Director of Student Affairs, University of Maine System