So how do you distinguish yourself from the sea of other applicants in your personal statement? It all starts with the right topic that simultaneously shows your ability to write well while painting a picture of who you are in a simple and authentic fashion.
Educators have always stressed the importance of reading for pleasure outside of class, but how does this benefit students preparing for the college admissions process?
Economic diversity at most top universities remains low. But the conversation on this issue is often one-sided, focused narrowly on why there aren't more low- and middle-income students enrolled. Equally troubling is what happens to these students when they manage to get in the door.
A college admissions interview is a great way to communicate things that admission officers would not otherwise know by looking at a college application. Not all colleges offer interviews; however, students can check with the colleges where they apply and prepare for their college interview accordingly.
The civil war intensified. My two teammates fired shots at one another. I buried my face in my palms, avoiding the crossfire. The battlefield was a dorm room at the California Institute of Technology two summers ago.
There isn't a definitive list or a guide to tell you how to get the perfect job in a desired profession; and there is (absolutely) no list available to tell you which college to attend to get a job in your desired field.
With the recognized need to provide much greater access to college and better success in college for our first generation, low-income students, alternative or additive admissions approaches need to be implemented now.
I first met Ken and Phillip the night before at a gathering on the Norwegian Gem Christmas cruise. The gathering seemed almost too good to be true. Eight teenagers began the evening as strangers and, within minutes, we were talking comfortably.
Of course, we all know on an intellectual level that our children's grades matter, but it's hard to appreciate their significance until you've gone through the college application experience yourself.
It's chillier in most places now that it was in July, but that doesn't mean a college gets to leave you out in the cold.
ith such a high volume of women already exceeding the rigorous demands of higher education, why should young women consider attending an all-female college? Here are the top five benefits of attending a women's college.
As I returned to my son's school for 1st Grade back-to-school-night (apple juice and pretzels anyone?), the Head of School and Division Head could have also welcomed the Class of 2018 Penn Parents a few weeks earlier.
Hundreds of thousands of high school seniors will apply to college this year, in hopes of being accepted by their first choice. However, is the higher monetary cost of a more elite university worth the added sticker price?
Students now apply to an average of a dozen universities to assure acceptance into a college because of the competitive nature of admissions. What has created this competitive environment and how are students empowered to take charge?
Most people head to college in their late teens and early 20s, right after high school and before finding their first full-time jobs. But for those who've served in the military, the path to higher education has a few more twists and turns.
Before you decide to apply "early" to a college, it's a good idea to understand what that means. Like so many other areas of college admissions, it's not exactly straightforward.