Campus Life

A Summer College Visit Resource

Although fall is probably the best time to visit colleges that are on your list for potential applications, summer is a good time too. Fall offers the advantage of having the student body present, which is one way to get the “vibe” of a college’s atmosphere. Summer, however, has its advantages. First of all, you ...

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Dorm Life vs. Off-Campus Living

Many colleges require freshmen and sometimes sophomores to live on campus. Juniors and seniors usually have the option to live off campus, which may be a way to save money and possibly improve social and academic circumstances. I’ve experienced both sides of that coin. I lived in a dorm my first year of college and ...

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Know Thy Professors

Well, May 1 is history. Most high school seniors have sent their enrollment deposits and are now focused on having a strong finish to their senior year. It’s also time to start thinking about signing up for classes at college. Back in the day, before computers and the Internet, class registration was held on campus ...

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Spring Cleaning: 3 Tips to Organize Your Study Space

Today’s article was submitted by Tiffany Sorensen from Varsity Tutors. Spring is here, and what better time to organize your school supplies? As you prepare to clean your study spot, aim to be both tidy and loyal to your personal needs with these tips: Choose an organizational system that suits you Every student has a different ...

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Choose the Right Courses for Your Senior Year

Today’s article was submitted by Tiffany Sorensen from Varsity Tutors. Your senior year of high school is a year of balance—in other words, you should balance classes that will challenge you with ones that will delight you. Your final year is the perfect time to be both productive and exploratory, so here are three strategies to ...

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Free Speech on Campus

I have always been a proponent of free thinking, especially when it comes to the concept of higher education. Although we all have certain ideological polarizations, a healthy attitude for approaching college might well be something like, “I know what I like and believe, but I am certainly willing to keep an open mind and ...

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From Here to Fraternity

Here’s a question for high school seniors headed to college this fall and for college freshman who are now into the second half of their first collegiate year: Have you thought about joining a fraternity or sorority? In other words, is college Greek life for you? I remember one event from my dim college past: ...

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Resolution Revolution

It’s early January, the beginning of a new year. College students have returned to campus after what may have been a long holiday break and are ready to undertake what seems like the longest stretch of the academic year. In other words, it’s back to business … big time. Of course, this time of (New) ...

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Colleges with The Best Food

I’ll bet that most high school students researching prospective colleges don’t give a lot of (or any) thought to how good a college’s food program is as one of their selection criteria. When you think about it, food quality is a very important aspect of college life. Many high schoolers come from homes where good ...

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Is Your College Student Wasting Money?

Parents, if you have a child who is also a college student, especially if this is his or her first college year, you may be wondering about how s/he is handling finances. You may already have a clue, based on what you have observed about their spending habits at home. However, being away from home, ...

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