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Choosing a College

How To Rock The "Why College X?" Essay

The Prospect | Posted 01.24.2015 | College
The Prospect

You want to demonstrate that your reason for applying stems from more than just the prestige of the school.

The Two College Strategy Reduces the Benefits of College

Susan Gilbert | Posted 12.28.2014 | College
Susan Gilbert

he selection of colleges seem to focus and where and how to get the best post-graduation jobs. In order to accommodate (pay for or get into) the best possible college, there is growing acceptance of, and curiosity around, what I call the Two College Strategy.

What Matters Most About College Isn't 'Rankable'

Adam Weinberg | Posted 11.12.2014 | College
Adam Weinberg

Don't get me wrong; data is great. It is gratifying to have hard facts and boxes to check. But some commercial lists employ questionable methodology, and the plain truth is that whether a student will thrive at a particular school cannot be determined by an institution's national ranking.

Ivy League Schools Don't Guarantee A Great Job Right Out Of College

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.12.2014 | Business

Don’t go to an Ivy League school if you want to make a lot of money or have a meaningful job right after graduation. Of course, an education from...

How to Survive Your Child's College Tours

Holly Robinson | Posted 10.27.2014 | Parents
Holly Robinson

Like most parents with juniors and seniors in high school, I've spent some of my summer touring colleges. This was my fifth time around, so I thought it was time to pass on what I've learned.

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Where You Go To College

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.20.2014 | College

There are a lot of opinions about where you should go to college. A lot of those opinions are probably wrong -- at least the ones based on myths about...

Advising Students About College in This New Economy

Dr. Bill R. Path | Posted 09.16.2014 | College
Dr. Bill R. Path

We wouldn't dare give a young person who is just starting out the same advice today about bank interest rates or real estate values that we did ten years ago. So why are we still giving out the same old advice about college?

Does Where They Go to College Matter?

Sybil Adelman Sage | Posted 09.07.2014 | College
Sybil Adelman Sage

The stress of parenting overwhelmed me long before I became a parent, starting with a series of fertility tests, for which, unlike the SAT's, there are no tutors or Kaplan course to help.

I Finally Found My Home Away From Home

Rosana Maximo | Posted 07.07.2014 | Teen
Rosana Maximo

Decisions, decisions. At the end and after so much time being invested, the reaping of our hard work pays off: We're getting to go to college.

6 Things To Think About When Choosing A College

| Posted 04.15.2014 | Teen

By Megan Shuffleton The college application process is hard, but sometimes the decision process can be even harder! While it’s nice to know you...

Top 5 College Visit Mistakes

Elizabeth Heaton | Posted 06.14.2014 | College
Elizabeth Heaton

You probably wouldn't choose your next boyfriend or girlfriend this way, so why do this with your college?

Choosing a College: Advice to My Son

Christopher B. Nelson | Posted 06.03.2014 | College
Christopher B. Nelson

I can't claim any credit for his final decision to attend a small liberal arts college, but I thought other parents who are facing a similar situation might like to see a shortened version of the letter I sent to my son more than twenty years ago.

Selecting the Right Fit College is Crucial to College Success

Vincena M. Allen | Posted 06.01.2014 | College
Vincena M. Allen

For low-income, first generation (LIFG) students, selecting a college that is the right fit has an outsized impact on that student's trajectory for college completion.

When Helping Your Child Choose the Right College, Ask the Right Questions at the Right Time

W. Kent Barnds | Posted 04.08.2014 | Education
W. Kent Barnds

"How can I help my daughter choose the right college?" I've been working in college admissions long enough to know there is no perfect answer to this question. But in the moment, I drew upon my 20-plus years of experience to offer some advice.

Aligning Your Interests With Your College List

Eric J. Furda | Posted 02.16.2014 | College
Eric J. Furda

Now is the time to revisit and remind yourself why a college is on your list and why it has and should remain on your list.

Things We Wish We'd Known About College

Literally, Darling | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Literally, Darling

Remember that college is for you. It's not for your friends. It's not for your family (though if they are helping foot the bill, you do owe them some respect). It's for you. Don't make so many decisions for other people that you forget to make them for yourself

How to Afford a Quality College Education for Your Daughter

Diane Propsner | Posted 12.10.2013 | College
Diane Propsner

If you're a parent with a college-bound daughter, I know you're thinking about the cost of her education. On one hand, you're so proud of her; on the ...

Ivy League College Chooses Nudity

Dr. Robert M. Myers | Posted 11.30.2013 | College
Dr. Robert M. Myers

Brown University announced that it would hold a new event on campus starting Monday. This six-day event is called Nudity In the Upspace. At Brown Un...

Prospective Students: Create Your Own Ranking

Dr. James J. Kelly | Posted 11.26.2013 | College
Dr. James J. Kelly

What I recommend to students is to create their own ranking. They should start by writing down what their top wants for a college are such as major, location, size, internships, ability to participate in sports, international study, etc.

All I Really Need to Know About Admissions -- I Learned in Kindergarten

Eric J. Furda | Posted 10.30.2013 | College
Eric J. Furda

As I straddled both sides of the admissions equation, one as decision maker and the other as parent, I was further reminded that beyond what is not within our control (the admission decisions), focusing on core priorities can guide an informative application process.

Flawed From the Start: The President's New Plan for Higher Education

Christopher B. Nelson | Posted 10.30.2013 | College
Christopher B. Nelson

All of us know that more must be done. But is this plan a good solution? The "best value" rating system may seem plausible at first glance, but there can be no doubt that it will do much unintended harm to higher education in America.

5 Biggest Mistakes Applicants Make When Putting Together Their College Lists

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 10.19.2013 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Students who choose colleges only by name, location or because their best friend is going there, and don't look into what the colleges are all about, might find themselves let down after they start college. So how do you get quality information?

Why I Chose a Women's College

Diane Propsner | Posted 10.12.2013 | College
Diane Propsner

Although a women's college is not for everyone, I simply can't accept the myth that women's colleges are no longer relevant or that young girls are not interested in attending one.

Why Getting Wait Listed Can Be A Good Thing

Toshe Ayo-Ariyo | Posted 08.03.2013 | Teen
Toshe Ayo-Ariyo

Getting accepted by Penn was an affirmation of all the effort I put into this process. And even though I've always thought it is the all-around perfect college for me, being put on the wait list gave me time to really consider the other schools I got into.

What Recruiters Won't Tell You But Think You Should Know

Verelyn Gibbs Watson | Posted 07.15.2013 | College
Verelyn Gibbs Watson

Enjoy the football games, adventures in studies and late nights that are all in the college mix. Choose the school that's right for you. Just don't forget to factor into the equation the ultimate goal after graduation: getting a job.