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College Admissions Frenzy

It's The Final Countdown If You're A HS Junior. Are You Taking These Steps?

Dee Blackman | Posted 12.28.2016 | Education
Dee Blackman

If you are a high school junior, you are down to the final months to impress your colleges before applications go live next August. That's right: it's...

The (Dis)advantage of Being First to Submit A College Application

Dee Blackman | Posted 08.22.2016 | College
Dee Blackman

Here's the truth of the application review process...

Is College Admissions The Next Big Sport?

Chase Staub | Posted 07.14.2016 | Education
Chase Staub

Long gone are the days when getting accepted to an Ivy League college was enough; now, welcome a time when getting accepted to all eight ivies is the new benchmark of success.

College Counseling: Public vs. Private School - Which One Is Right For Me?

Ishan Puri | Posted 06.02.2016 | College
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Ishan Puri

Students change, so colleges are instead looking for dynamic individuals that are open-minded, capable of learning, and able to contribute back to their community. These traits can be show at either a private or public school.

College is Much More Than an End Game

Dr. Michele Hernandez | Posted 05.16.2015 | Education
Dr. Michele Hernandez

I would argue that attending a top college is not worthwhile because of the brand name of the institution, but rather because of the resources and opportunities for high level scholarship, access to top professors, alumni networking and motivated classmates.

Which College Received The Most Applications In Your State?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 07.29.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

If there is one thing we know about colleges in Illinois, it's that attending them is quite costly. Perhaps a lesser known figure is which university in the state is the most sought after by prospective undergraduate students?

Managing the College Admissions Frenzy

Jeannie Borin | Posted 07.02.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

What has created this competitive environment and how are students empowered to take charge?

You Can't Eat Prestige

Dr. Bonnie Snyder | Posted 06.17.2013 | College
Dr. Bonnie Snyder

To those of you with the prestigious admissions offers, a hearty, well-earned congratulations. But I want to offer you permission to think beyond the U.S. News & World Report rankings to make the best possible college decision for your future.

Age-old Social Climbing Is New Again at Princeton

Dr. Bonnie Snyder | Posted 06.10.2013 | College
Dr. Bonnie Snyder

Princeton had a minor dust-up this week when a middle-aged alumna named Susan Patton wrote a letter to the school newspaper advising female students t...

The College Decision Frenzy

Andrea Reiser | Posted 06.02.2013 | Parents
Andrea Reiser

It's late March, and everyone has the same set of questions for me these days. Some folks are dying of curiosity about where my kid is headed, while others are simply fascinated by the whole process in general. So how different is the process from back in the day?

10 Things Colleges Want From Applicants

Posted 01.03.2012 | College

College admissions are essentially mysterious. Of course there are vague ideas about what to do to get into college, but what is really the most impo...

Applying to College: Online Forums and the "Chances" Game

Shara Azad | Posted 11.27.2011 | College
Shara Azad

I was too scared to post anything on the College Confidential, however, fearing that a classmate would trace the combination of extracurricular activities and academic coursework back to me.

Making College-Bound Students Smart Consumers

Julie Morgan | Posted 06.15.2011 | College
Julie Morgan

Good information about college options should be a matter of public policy. Colleges should be required to post information such as graduation rates, job placement rates, and average debt of graduates on the front page of their websites.

16 & Pregnant: The College Edition

Robert Franek | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Robert Franek

If you're anything like me (teaching, parenting or working with college-bound students) my plea herein is for a reconsideration of this show.

Why Advanced Placement Classes Are a Good Decision

Ethan Klapper | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Ethan Klapper

I regret surprisingly few things about my time in college. But as I enter the final year of my undergraduate studies at American University, many of m...