College Search

Financial Aid: Panacea Or Prison?

Those of you high school seniors preparing your college applications are answering tons of questions as part of those applications: “Why do you want to go to [college name here]? “What elements of diversity will you bring to the [college name here] community?” “Where do you see yourself 10 years after graduating from [college name ...

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Affirming Your College Choices

If you’re a college-bound high school senior, you no doubt have a list of candidate schools to which you will be applying this fall and winter. At least you should have a list at this late point in the application season. Regarding the schools on that list, I want to ask you a question: Why ...

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Thinking about Transferring?

While college-bound high school seniors are working on their college applications, many first-year college students are heading into their second full month on campus. On the horizon is Thanksgiving then the year-end holiday break, Oh, let’s not forget about Halloween! I’ll be the first to admit that the reality of college sometimes doesn’t live up ...

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High-End, Low-Enrollment Colleges

For many of us, bigger is better. But, as they say, good things can also come in small packages. Those two opposing mindsets can apply to the college search, too. If you’re a college-bound high school senior, you no doubt have at least a partial list of candidate colleges in mind at this point in ...

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5 Key Criteria to Examine When Researching Colleges

Today’s article was written by David White. For those individuals planning to attend college in the next year or two, there are many things to consider when weighing one school against another. In fact, next to tests and finances, this could be one of the most stressful things about determining which school is right for you. ...

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6 Questions to Ask at a College Fair

Today’s article was written by David White. When it comes to choosing the college or university that’s right for you, there’s no better way to feel certain than to ask questions. Most, if not all, schools have a website, admissions brochures, and other media to introduce you to the institution. One of the best ways, however, ...

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College Rankings Rant

It’s that time of year again. It seems like everyone is talking about the latest U.S News college rankings. You’ll see the headlines in the newspaper and on the Internet. There will be brief stories on the evening news about who’s #1 and maybe who rose or fell in the rankings. Blah, blah, blah. In ...

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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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