Julie Raynor Gross
Founder and President
Since founding Collegiate Gateway nearly 20 years ago, Julie has helped hundreds of students achieve admissions success. She is recognized nationally as an expert in the field and is featured regularly on television, in print, and at industry conferences to provide insight into the current state of the admissions landscape.
Julie received her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She went on to earn a master’s in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Phi Delta Kappa, with an emphasis on counseling and university administration, and a master’s in business administration degree from Harvard Business School.
Understanding and empowering individuals is a special passion for Julie, and she applies her extensive training in psychology to her work with Collegiate Gateway. She is a Master Practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator® (MBTI®), the leading assessment tool for innate personality, and a Certified Practitioner of the Strong Interest Inventory®, used to identify interests in academics, activities, and careers. Julie has participated in extensive volunteer and pro-bono work in the fields of secondary and higher education and beyond.