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The Right College: Seek And Find

Now that it’s August, and the start of school (your senior high school year!) is fast approaching. I want to discuss the most important aspect of your college process: creating the best group of schools for you to apply to. [Apologies for ending that sentence with a preposition!] So, this blog post addresses the major component of that process: ...

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Higher Ed Amenities

What is an “amenity”? Let’s formally define that term: Google tells us that it’s “a desirable or useful feature or facility of a building or place,” or “the pleasantness of a place or a person.” For the purposes of our discussion today, let’s combine and specify those definitions in terms of my post’s title: “A ...

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Help! So Many U.S. College Names Sound Alike!

Question: I am an international student who wants to attend a university in the U.S.  A friend of mine suggested the University of San Diego and a relative suggested the University of California San Diego. I’m confused … is this two different universities or the same one?  It seems like a lot of American colleges ...

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Summertime College Visits

I get a lot of email from all kinds of people who are eager to inform me about their ideas, products, services, or articles related to college. This is both informative and inspiring for me, since I get to see what’s happening out there in the greater realm of all things college. One of the ...

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What’s Wrong with College These Days?

Okay. What is wrong with college these days? Well, for starters what, exactly, is a seller’s market? Here’s a good definition, in terms of home sales: A seller’s market is one in which there are more buyers than homes for sale. Since supply is less than demand, homes will be higher priced and more attractive ...

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Sneak Peek at Greek Life

If you just graduated from high school and you’re heading to college, you will no doubt encounter the world of fraternities and sororities when you land on campus later this summer. In light of that, here are some questions you may wish to ponder: – Have you thought about whether or not you are Greek ...

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College Consequential

Pardon the play on words in my title today. College Confidential would be the first to admit that college is consequential, in one way or the other. I think about this quite a bit. When I do, the questions that most frequently come to my mind are: Why do we want to go to college? ...

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Temple or Penn State for Confused Future Doctor?

Question: I’m currently stuck between a rock and hard place I feel like my life is falling apart. I made a decision to go to Penn state but my parents are totally against it and wanted me to go a much more adorable school like Temple. Penn state is a well know degree and I ...

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College Knowledge Nirvana

One of my best friends and I are always debating our favorite topics, one of which is baseball. He knows far more than I do about it, but now and then I come across some arcane fact, statistic, or anecdote and I love to taunt him with it. For example, Mickey Mantle was my childhood ...

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The Gap Year Choice

Not all college-bound high school seniors will be on a campus this fall. Some will be pursuing a Gap Year. For the uninitiated, let’s explain the Gap Year. Could there be a better place to discover what a Gap Year is than gapyear.com? Probably not. So what does that site have to say about Gap ...

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