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The Ingredients of a Great Education

Brianna Smrke | Posted 03.08.2015 | College
Brianna Smrke

Minerva is trying to make a university experience that is both new and timeless, by substituting, adding and subtracting ingredients.

The Added Value of Small Independent Colleges

Dr. Barbara-Jayne Lewthwaite | Posted 01.17.2015 | College
Dr. Barbara-Jayne Lewthwaite

Given the rising cost of higher education, I believe that small independent colleges will demonstrate they are a sound investment, as well as an added value, for students who want to succeed during their college years, and beyond.

Connecting the Dots I've Collected in My First 3 Months in College

David Ongchoco | Posted 01.13.2015 | College
David Ongchoco

All these experiences I've had in college have taught me that it's okay to be different. It's okay to try something new and to do the things we've always been afraid of doing. It's okay to make mistakes and be confused about what you want to do in life.

Looking Out the Window

Connor Belson | Posted 11.02.2014 | College
Connor Belson

Through all of the incredible ups and downs that comprise the busy lives we lead, take the time to look out the window. Remember the things that made you happy or sad, the things that moved you.

Staying in a College Town Over the Summer

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 09.13.2014 | College
Alexis Jane Torre

As cliché as this probably sounds, college isn't just some step in your journey. It is its own adventure, filled with endless opportunities and lessons. And, where you are is a big part of that journey.

Benefits of College Experience Are Vast

Tracy Lorenz | Posted 08.03.2014 | College
Tracy Lorenz

Despite the benefits, the current discussion about the value of education can be discouraging with more and more people seeing higher education as unattainable due to cost and accessibility.

Being Intentional About Defining 'College Life'

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 07.19.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

There are many different types of institutions offering different education models. But when consumers think about college, the first image that comes into the mind of many is that of the residential liberal arts college.

When Will They Dream?

John Jeffries Martin | Posted 07.15.2014 | College
John Jeffries Martin

Most college students today are denied this experience. Dorms are loud and infused with artificial light. Television and computer screens flicker with bright images until the early morning hours. In such a world, I wonder, where is there time for reflection?

First Semester College Reflections

Diane Propsner | Posted 03.27.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Last fall I asked several high school girls why they decided to attend a women's college and shared their reasons in a blog post. For this blog post, I thought it would be fun to re-visit with those students to see how their first semester at college went.

Balancing Connectedness With Presence

Dr. Dustin Swanger | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Dr. Dustin Swanger

With every technological advance, our society struggles with how it affects our interactions. We can fight the trend or figure out how to use it. I think we're smarter if we do the latter.

College Students, You Need This Advice

The Huffington Post | Jessica Kane | Posted 11.06.2013 | College

We know hindsight is always 20/20, but it becomes particularly practical when that hindsight can be used to benefit someone else’s foresight. It...

Reflections on College: The Myths, the Mistakes and the Magic

Molly Sprayregen | Posted 12.08.2013 | College
Molly Sprayregen

One day you will blink, and it will be graduation day. So appreciate everything, even the bad stuff, because it is the bad, scary, anxious, lonely parts of college that teach you how to take advantage of the happy, fun, exciting, amazing parts.

WATCH: Are You Falling Into Those Freshman 15 Traps?

Posted 09.12.2013 | College

Beware the dreaded Freshman 15. Freedom from parents' watchful eyes and close proximity to food options that are cheap, fast and unhealthy raise t...

Seeking Kairos: How We Need to Rethink College

Vishal Khetpal | Posted 11.11.2013 | College
Vishal Khetpal

Too often we've come to think about our lives in terms of chronos -- the time elapsed in, say, 24 hours. We often forget about kairos -- windows of opportunity that present themselves in the moment, measured qualitatively, instead of with seconds, minutes, and hours.

Students Are Starting The Job Hunt Earlier Than Ever

Posted 09.09.2013 | College

A tough economy and continually dwindling job prospects -- especially in creative fields -- means many college students are developing a laser-like fo...

What's Your Advice for Incoming College Freshmen?

Quora | Posted 10.26.2013 | College

Don't spend so much time on the Internet. College is awesome, and you don't want to miss it because you were checking your notifications on Quora.

4 Ways Your College Classes Will Be Different From Your High School Classes

Her Campus | Posted 09.25.2013 | College
Her Campus

We've compiled five ways that your college classes will differ from your high school ones and how you can successfully adapt from the get-go.

To New Beginnings

Alyssa Silva | Posted 07.22.2013 | College
Alyssa Silva

Eighteen years ago, my parents were afraid to send me off to kindergarten in fear of the dangers of illness due to the severity of my disease. Now, here I am, with a college diploma that proves all of the hard work I've put in over the years.

I Wish Someone Had Given Me This Advice Sooner About College

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 05.13.2013 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

As a senior graduating from the University of Central Florida in May, I recently have spent a lot of time reflecting on my college experience -- and boy, I wish people had told me a lot of things sooner about college!

'As A First-Generation American, I'm Scared About The College Process'

Elaine Vilorio | Posted 10.02.2012 | Teen
Elaine Vilorio

I am a low-income, upcoming high school senior. I am a first-generation American. My parents do not know a pinch about the college admissions process.

Reflections on the End of Freshman Year

Christian Holub | Posted 07.31.2012 | College
Christian Holub

Having now spent one year at college, allow me to confirm all those great things you've heard about it. What an amazing experience.

I Have a Feeling We're Not in Chicago Anymore

Nora Younkin | Posted 06.04.2012 | Chicago
Nora Younkin

For me, my investment in the Chicago dance scene is a very compelling reason to stay. We have spent the last four years plié-ing and tendu-ing and learning about Martha Graham, but we have also been building connections and networking.

Grant Cornwell: Global Thinker and President of the College of Wooster

Jim Luce | Posted 01.30.2012 | Education
Jim Luce

My father went to Andover, Dartmouth and Yale. Yet I attended the College of Wooster in Ohio, and three decades later I can say I owe who I am to the four years this institution gave me.