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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.

The College Olympics: How to Choose the Right College and How to Get the Right College to Choose You

Daniel R. Schwarz | Posted 01.11.2015 | College
Daniel R. Schwarz

Finding the right fit for college is a complex process requiring considerable effort. While not for everyone, higher education will not only expand your earning power by developing your skills and intellect, but also open the doors and windows to the pleasures of reading and the joy of learning.

Dear White People, Taylor Swift and Me

Isa Adney | Posted 01.04.2015 | College
Isa Adney

No matter how you identify yourself or where you happen to find yourself on the spectrum of power and privilege, think about one thing you can do or say or ask today that can make someone feel a little bit less alone, and a little bit more at home.

Don't Bother With Yale: Even the Most Excellent Sheep are Still Part of a Herd

Linda Flanagan | Posted 11.16.2014 | Education
Linda Flanagan

Kids lose their childhoods to appease the college admissions Gods (and their parents), endure record rates of depression and anxiety, and arrive on campus stripped of curiosity or self-knowledge. They excel at following orders, hence they are "excellent sheep."

On Access For Low Income Students, Which Top Colleges Walk The Walk?

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.12.2014 | College
Peter Dreier

Because colleges and universities are tax-exempt institutions and receive other forms of government subsidies, policymakers can and should insist that they meet some basic standards in promoting economic diversity among their student bodies.

There's A Dating App For Ivy League Types. Prepare To Cringe.

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.11.2014 | College

Attention, singles fed up with the travails of Tinder: there's a new dating app apparently aimed at Ivy League students and graduates, because this wo...

Elite Colleges Don't Buy Happiness For Graduates

The Wall Street Journal | Douglas Belkin | Posted 05.08.2014 | World

A word to high-school seniors rejected by their first choice: A degree from that shiny, elite college on the hill may not matter nearly as much as you...

Elite Colleges Are Getting Harder To Get Into

Coed | Posted 04.27.2014 | College

Did you ever dream of attending a top-tier university with insanely valuable credentials and a diploma that infinitely more valuable than the wall on ...

Over-Reaching on Undermatching

Patricia McGuire | Posted 03.23.2014 | College
Patricia McGuire

Undermatching was one of the motivating forces behind last week's White House Summit on College Opportunity that included mostly elite institutions to the exclusion of broad access colleges.

Latinos Underrepresented At Elite Colleges

VOXXI | John Benson | Posted 08.07.2013 | Latino Voices

Realtors aren’t the only ones to understand the value of location, location, location. This also applies to Latino and low-income students that hope...

The 10 Percent Solution

Ira Rubenzahl | Posted 08.18.2013 | College
Ira Rubenzahl

By opening their doors to community college students, four-year colleges, especially the private elites, will make their student body more diverse creating a better educational environment for their traditional students.

Yes, College Is Worth It

Elizabeth Fishel | Posted 05.09.2013 | College
Elizabeth Fishel

With hefty deposits for college tuition due this month, the Bank of Mom and Dad may be feeling the pinch. But does college pay off in the long run? The answer is an unambiguous yes.

Fighting the Transformation From Mellow Summer Mom to School-Year Shrew, With Help From Madeline Levine

Linda Flanagan | Posted 11.12.2012 | Parents
Linda Flanagan

Like the werewolf who senses his impending transformation, I am fighting to keep that awful nagging wench from devouring mellow summer Mom. Fortunately for me, child psychologist and author Madeline Levine, who wrote The Price of Privilege, recently came out with a worthy sequel.

Why You Were Rejected From That Elite College | Posted 06.01.2011 | College

The fat and thin envelopes arrived this week, and parents didn't need anyone to tell them that it's harder for their children to get into selective sc...

Is Going To An Elite College Worth It? | JACQUES STEINBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

AS hundreds of thousands of students rush to fill out college applications to meet end-of-the-year deadlines, it might be worth asking them: Is where ...