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Choosing College

Choosing the Right College

Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | Posted 05.03.2014 | Education
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.

Selecting the right college is one of the most important decisions a student will ever make. Yet, it is a decision which is often driven by a set of variables that may have little to do with the appropriateness of the institution for a particular student.

Choosing the Right Law School

Edgar Cahn, J.D., Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2014 | College
Edgar Cahn, J.D., Ph.D.

We need radical system change -- change that will not come from those law schools with vested interest in the status quo.

The Arms Race in Higher Ed -- From Both Sides Now

Luis Maria R. Calingo | Posted 02.18.2014 | College
Luis Maria R. Calingo

As both an educator and a parent of college-age daughters, I admit finding it unseemly to treat education as a "product" and students (and fathers like me) as "consumers." Education belongs in a realm apart from shoes, smartphones and salsa.

The Moment I Knew I Picked The Perfect College For Me

Alberto Rangel | Posted 08.05.2013 | Teen
Alberto Rangel

We did a lot that weekend: went on a campus tour, hung out downtown, ate pizza at Giordano's and hot dogs at Portillo's, hung out in the student lounge, and walked along the lake. Everything just seemed so amazing. I could see myself there doing all of it as a freshman.

When Choosing a College, Is Geography Destiny?

Stephen Beal | Posted 12.03.2012 | College
Stephen Beal

Would Larry Page and Sergey Brin have founded Google if they had gone to an Ivy League school instead of Stanford? Perhaps. But Stanford's ties to Silicon Valley are legendary, and opportunities for innovation were literally all around them. Maybe geography is indeed destiny.

They Come for the View but Stay for the Transformation

Andrew Benton | Posted 09.24.2012 | College
Andrew Benton

Choosing where to attend college based on the relative strength of a particular major is like deciding on what to order at a fine restaurant before going in the front door.

College Is All About Having Fun

Diane Gayeski, Ph.D. | Posted 05.29.2012 | College
Diane Gayeski, Ph.D.

It's that exquisitely anxious time of the year when high school students applying to colleges are getting their acceptance letters and trying to decide where to spend the next four years of their time and most of their parents' life savings.