One of the things that I considered when evaluating colleges was their proximity to my hometown. In doing so, I spent a lot of time worrying that if I stayed close to home, I was going to be too near my parents, never get to “spread my wings” and all that sort of stuff. Looking … Continue reading Priorities when picking colleges
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Regular readers of this blog know that good grades and standardized test scores aren’t enough for success in the college admissions process – you need to be likable, compelling and differentiated from other applicants. But how do you stand out from the thousands of other applicants who want to study the same thing as you? … Continue reading If you want to study X, do Y now
The pressure is mounting for rising seniors. School starts up again within a month, and if you’re a senior, you’d best get organized when it comes to college admissions. You’ll be busy – to put it mildly – with your classes and extracurricular involvement, so you won’t have time to dedicate to your college applications. … Continue reading Seniors, time to get started on your apps
Last week, we argued that choosing a small, liberal arts college might be better than a large university. Why, then, do so many more students apply to large universities – those with more than 20,000 students? Consider these 6 reasons why, for some, bigger is better. 1. Diversity. It’s simple math. Larger schools have more … Continue reading Thinking big (when it comes to college)
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