Here's the truth of the application review process...
Danville's recent ranking in Southern Living magazine as No. 6 on a list of "21 Best Southern College Towns" may have caught some by surprise. For me, it's a well-deserved honor that's been a long time coming.
To me, school is a place for learning, exploring, applying, and above all, growing. My advice to you is to never forget that. Education is a journey. Do not belittle it and add unnecessary stress by throwing yourself into books for a mere letter. It is worth a lot more.
Students who are serious about applying to ultra-selective schools need to affirmatively articulate - first to themselves, then to the colleges - reasons why schools should want to welcome them. Even so, no one gets in to ultra-selective without a little luck. "Reach" schools are reaches for everyone.
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.
Years of hard work and months of nervous anticipation are coming to a crisis point for high school seniors around the country. May 1st is decision day...
I talked to a lot of people about transferring, and they all gave different advice. If I could give a potential transfer student one piece of advice, it would be to really listen to yourself. Are you happy? Is this what you want? Do you think this change will lead to your fulfillment?
When the U.S. Department of Education released its first College Scorecard in September, the media narrative was that college rankings would become more reliable, because they could take advantage of large amounts of federally verified data.
We at Sparkology have access to plenty of intimate data about people's dating lives. Sometimes the data is too good not to share! By way of backgroun...
Today, the real and virtual ink expended in elaborate rebuttals of the so-called higher education "swimsuit" editions that rank colleges and universities now matches the amount of ink expended in producing these editions.
In particular, it would be very useful for prospective students to know which colleges offer the most bang for their buck, and a good approximation for this goal is to rank colleges by the ratio of student earnings after graduation to their debt at graduation.
We get what we measure. And, right now, we're getting schools primed to attract and graduate students but not necessarily to create transformative change in their lives or in the society in which they live.
Coming up with a list of colleges and universities for application involves a lot of consideration for every student. Students who identify as LGBTQ have extra best-fit criteria to consider when it comes to finding their ideal schools.
College rankings are something parents, students and educators all watch. They offer a snapshot of what each university has to offer and UC Davis has long enjoyed high rankings across the board.
You won't find our college in the U.S. News & Word Report "Best Colleges" rankings released this month. Last year Hampshire College decided not to accept SAT/ACT test scores from high school applicants seeking admission.
Our conversation was wide ranging and stimulating -- Amit is a passionate advocate for improving higher education in the U.S., and ensuring access and success to the widest possible student population -- as am I.