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Picking a College

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Where You Go To College

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.20.2014 | College

There are a lot of opinions about where you should go to college. A lot of those opinions are probably wrong -- at least the ones based on myths about...

Saying Goodbye To My College-Bound Daughter

Laura Munson | Posted 07.08.2014 | Fifty
Laura Munson

This is for all the parents out there whose child is going to college for the first time this fall...

African American Students Weigh Campus Attitudes In Picking Colleges

The Los Angeles Times | Carla Rivera | Posted 05.01.2014 | Black Voices

Jahmia Edwards cried when she opened the letter saying she'd been admitted to UCLA, the college she'd dreamed of attending since childhood. The 18 ...

6 Things To Think About When Choosing A College

| Posted 04.15.2014 | Teen

By Megan Shuffleton The college application process is hard, but sometimes the decision process can be even harder! While it’s nice to know you...

How This Shark-Loving, Lacrosse Player Found Her Joy at a Women's College

Diane Propsner | Posted 05.24.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Because her campus visit went well, Jordy was warming up to the idea of attending a women's college. But she wanted to learn more about Converse and decided that an overnight stay would be a good idea.

America's 10 Best Surfing Universities

Reid Levin | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Reid Levin

There is one vital factor to consider when applying to spend the rest of your teens with thousands of strangers somewhere (possibly) far, far away from home: How's the surf? Thank me later, because all those applications would've cost you a pretty penny. Hopefully you get into your dream break... er, school.

The Right Reasons to Pick a College

Barry Glassner | Posted 11.20.2013 | College
Barry Glassner

Stick to the rankings? Which rankings: Those that measure the quality of teaching? The quality of research? The best program in your intended major? The most accessible professors?

Why I Chose a Women's College

Diane Propsner | Posted 10.12.2013 | College
Diane Propsner

Although a women's college is not for everyone, I simply can't accept the myth that women's colleges are no longer relevant or that young girls are not interested in attending one.

Why Getting Wait Listed Can Be A Good Thing

Toshe Ayo-Ariyo | Posted 08.03.2013 | Teen
Toshe Ayo-Ariyo

Getting accepted by Penn was an affirmation of all the effort I put into this process. And even though I've always thought it is the all-around perfect college for me, being put on the wait list gave me time to really consider the other schools I got into.

What Recruiters Won't Tell You But Think You Should Know

Verelyn Gibbs Watson | Posted 07.15.2013 | College
Verelyn Gibbs Watson

Enjoy the football games, adventures in studies and late nights that are all in the college mix. Choose the school that's right for you. Just don't forget to factor into the equation the ultimate goal after graduation: getting a job.

How I Knew I Chose The Perfect College For Me

Anangie Martinez | Posted 07.15.2013 | Teen
Anangie Martinez

Everyone on campus waved to one another and most of the students knew each other. At a big school, it would be difficult to get to know everyone in my graduating class. But Williams felt like a family.

How to Decide When You're Undecided

Maura Kastberg | Posted 06.24.2013 | College
Maura Kastberg

Admitted students day is the colleges final shot to woo any still undecided students to attend their school. So if you are one of those still undecided students what can you do to make your decision easier?

I CAN Finish College: The Overcome Any Obstacle and Get Your Degree Guide

Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D | Posted 12.02.2012 | College
Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D

To succeed in and finish college, the experience must be personal. College, from the selection of the school to the choice of major(s), has to be owned by the student who will actually be at the center of the enterprise.

College Tripping

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 10.02.2012 | Parents
Judy Bolton-Fasman

Six days, seven schools, three colds and one case of bronchitis later (hello bronchitis, my old friend), we are through with college touring. Okay, maybe not through, but close.

Don't Let College Rejections Stand in Your Way

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 05.26.2012 | College
Rebecca Joseph

May 1 is the national college decision day. So that means seniors and their families need to spend the next five weeks making some very powerful college decisions.

How To Get In To America's Top Colleges

| The Princeton Review | Posted 03.15.2012 | College

The Huffington Post teamed up with the Princeton Review, one of the nation’s leading education-services companies, to present this special feature o...

How to Choose the Right College

Catherine Seraphin | Posted 04.28.2012 | College
Catherine Seraphin

Someone at the school of your dreams may have done something dreadful. Someone at a great institution may have tarnished its proud reputation and heritage. But these will be your glory days: don't let one person ruin that.

Cloudy Days Make Campuses More Appealing: Study

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A University of Pennsylvania professor has discovered that prospective students who visit college campuses on overcast days are 9 percent more likely ...

Cost Not Often Factor When Picking College

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Even if a student plans on a major where the financial rewards aren't so obvious, such as art history or philosophy, most American fa...