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The Truth about Applying to 'Reach' Colleges

Kat Cohen | Posted 11.11.2015 | College
Kat Cohen

When applying to reach colleges, target those reach schools that would show an interest in an applicant like you. For example, a selective liberal arts college might be recruiting more students interested in studying a science field like chemistry or physics.

25 Things First-Year College Students Should Never Do

Harlan Cohen | Posted 09.23.2015 | College
Harlan Cohen

Physically your body is on campus, but emotionally you're connected to friends, family, long distance partners, and strangers off campus. Use technology to meet new people on campus, not to hide from them.

The Truth About Applying to 'Likely' Colleges

Kat Cohen | Posted 08.25.2015 | College
Kat Cohen

One of the most important things students will do during the college admissions process is develop a balanced list of schools to which to apply. Ideally, this list sets students up to apply to a range of colleges, with varying probability of admission.

The Truth About Name Brand Colleges: Why Fit Matters More Than Prestige

Kat Cohen | Posted 05.28.2015 | College
Kat Cohen

Just like anything else in life, when something is a good fit, it works. Students that attend colleges that match their academic, social and financial needs, while still providing an academically challenging environment, are more likely to thrive and graduate on time.

Creating the College List

Jeannie Borin | Posted 05.24.2015 | College
Jeannie Borin

If you are flexible and your goal is to attend a university that is a good fit for you, your interests, and your future, then creating a college list is paramount.

13 Unexpected Items Every College Kid Needs

Domino | Posted 09.07.2014 | HuffPost Home

We asked real college kids which items are necessary -- and so often forgotten -- when heading to campus.

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?

Attention, Incoming College Freshmen!

Uloop | Posted 10.10.2012 | College

When I first attempted to put together a list of things I would need I didn't know where to begin. Time and time again I experienced that "I know I'm forgetting something but I don't know what it is" phenomenon.

College Lists and Rankings: Take Them Lightly

Catherine Seraphin | Posted 08.04.2012 | College
Catherine Seraphin

To all the future college students out there, it's your responsibility to drive your own education and make the most out of whatever school you attend, ranked or unranked. So use these lists as a fun, added bonus to your college search.

The 10 Cheapest Public Med Schools

Posted 05.02.2012 | College

Going to medical school isn't cheap. The average tuition can run from $28,812 to $45,870, depending on whether you attend a public or private schoo...

The 10 Best Colleges For Writers

Posted 05.01.2012 | College

If you're planning a career as a struggling writer, it might be wise to pick a college with an awesome creative writing program. There are many fac...