September 18, 2018

There are always some mixed emotions about visiting a college or university that you’ve been daydreaming about when you’re supposed to be paying attention to...

December 3, 2019

 

Going to College With a Disability

According to Merriam Webster, a disability is defined as a physical or mental condition that limits a person’s...

November 27, 2019

 

Colleges for Native American Studies (A Thanksgiving Tale)

It goes under a lot of names. Whether it’s Native American Studies, American Indian Studies, Indigenous...

November 22, 2019

 

With the debut of Frozen II, The Walt Disney Company reaches 58 feature animated films. Pixar is currently at 21, and we haven’t...

November 19, 2019

 

2020 Best Colleges for Entrepreneurs

The world needs innovators. Can any of us imagine our life with RideShare services or 2-day delivery? Not anymore...

November 14, 2019

 

Movies make the world look so glamorous, don’t they? Especially when it comes to films featuring fast cars. The attractiveness of the actors and...

November 7, 2019

Science. Technology. Engineering. Mathematics. 

When we talk about STEM majors, we’re talking about a specific set of majors which are defined by the US Department...

October 31, 2019

 

Wanna get closer to having people celebrate you on a future National Author’s Day? Creative Writing is a great degree for anyone interested in...

November 29, 2018
It can be difficult to evaluate whether or not a college is right for you, especially if you can’t do an in-person visit . Especially if you’re applying to a lot of colleges that are scattered around the country, it can be almost impossible, both logistically and financially, to visit all of them in-person. Luckily, most universities post tons of information on social media that can give you insights into the school’s culture.
October 17, 2018

PREVIOUS ARTICLE: Campus Visits: The Total Breakdown

What Are My Visiting Options?

There are quite a few ways to go about visiting potential colleges and...

August 18, 2018

The creation of the term “Road Warrior” is often attributed to Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior. This is the movie where Mel Gibson wanders around a...

September 18, 2018

It’s hard to coax students into educational activities during a typical summer, but the warm months before senior year are especially hard, yet the most...

September 18, 2018

One of the ultimate victories for any admissions officer is when your prospects make that leap from computer screen to campus visit. They pick a...

September 18, 2018

There are honestly quite a few ways to go about visiting potential colleges and universities, so you can take advantage of as many as you...

September 18, 2018

Colleges and universities take every form you could imagine, from compact city buildings to spread-out rural campuses. Living in an entirely new environment is thrilling,...

September 17, 2018

Small colleges and universities, or institutions with 1,000 students or less, offer students a more intimate experience. Classes are small and less likely to be...

September 17, 2018

You should aim for your dreams in the undergraduate application process, but you can’t be certain of anything. It's important to apply to at least one college or...

September 17, 2018

If you're able to stay overnight at a campus you are interested in, that is a great opportunity to really imagine yourself living and studying there. Accordingly,...

September 17, 2018

A college or university tour will highlight the best things that a campus has to offer. You should ask questions beyond what’s presented in order to get...

September 14, 2018

As high school juniors and seniors begin to craft lists of colleges and universities they’d like to attend, it’s important to remember that not every...

September 13, 2018

The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) is an association of 11 private liberal arts schools in New England, specifically Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New...

September 13, 2018

In many ways, the East Coast and the West Coast have completely different cultures and lifestyles. New England is very different California. Even so, there...

September 13, 2018

Which of the following groups enjoys the greatest undergraduate admission advantage?

  1. Minority students
  2. Middle-income students
  3. Upper-class students

If you picked choice number three, then you...

September 13, 2018

Many potential artists pursue degrees in visual art or design at colleges or universities that offer non-related programs. Also, many schools allow students to pursue a...

September 12, 2018

 

The following is a short list of colleges and universities that are well known for the strength of their transfer programs. Additionally, these institutions consciously...

September 12, 2018

 

During your junior year of high school, you probably are starting to think about going to a college or university. Although most of the...

September 11, 2018

 

College fairs are a great opportunity to meet with representatives of many schools all at once. But you will get more benefits from a fair if...

September 11, 2018

 

The intricacies of being recruited as a student athlete largely depend on the sport you play. For a general overview of the process, including...

September 11, 2018

 

Before you apply for admission to a college or university, ask whether the institution and the specific degree program are accredited. Accreditation is a...

September 11, 2018

When visiting a college or university campus, you need to stay long enough to ask a lot of questions. That means that you should not...

September 11, 2018

 

Taking a walk around the town or city that surrounds a campus is almost as important as touring the school itself. Here are some...

September 11, 2018

 

The Big Ten Conference is a bit of a misnomer, since it’s actually made up of 14 universities from across midwestern and eastern America. Each...

September 11, 2018

What makes a university a research university? It's all about how the school prioritizes research, undergraduates and graduates. Read on to learn everything you need...

September 11, 2018

 

One thing that undergraduate applicants often forget to do is converse with students who are currently attending a college or university. By doing this,...

September 10, 2018

 

Most students seeking a bachelor’s degree attend a university, not a college. Although Americans use the words university and college interchangeably, they are starkly different in many respects. When exploring your...

September 10, 2018

Colleges that you’ve never heard of sometimes offer the most tantalizing bargains for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree. Plenty of families worry whether these colleges...

September 10, 2018

 

Students whose passions intersect in unrepresented ways sometimes create their own majors. By combining classes from various departments and proposing plans to their colleges or...

September 10, 2018

 

When it comes to kosher meal plans and dining options, many colleges and universities offer an array of choices for their students. So take...

September 6, 2018

 

One of the most common high school rumors is the myth that there is only one perfect school for each student. So it is...

September 6, 2018

 

About 100 U.S. colleges and universities provide need-blind admissions for U.S. students. But some colleges that offer need-blind admissions do not meet the full...

September 6, 2018

 

International students often want to know which U.S. colleges and universities charge the lowest tuition. This list of 82 low-cost, four-year U.S. colleges and...

September 6, 2018

 

Although colleges across the country are required by law to provide services to students with disabilities, some go above and beyond. If you’re a...

September 6, 2018

This is the time of year when plenty of super-achieving high school seniors are agonizing about their choices. Their parents are just as frazzled as...

September 6, 2018

 

So you found an undergraduate school that you think would be a good match, went for a tour and maybe even spent the night with a...

September 6, 2018

 

College campus tours usually feature an upbeat and motivated college student decked out in spirit gear walking backwards on a manicured path through campus. These tour...

September 5, 2018

 

Once you receive acceptance letters from colleges or universities, making the final decision is not easy. If you are accepted to two or more schools,...

September 5, 2018

 

Choosing among two or more schools can be challenging. You might find yourself flipping from one to the next because each is the best...

September 5, 2018

 

Maybe you read extensively about the college or university of your choice, or heard about it from current or former students. But nothing compares to seeing and experiencing...

September 5, 2018

 

U.S. colleges and universities are a popular destination for international students seeking to further their undergraduate and graduate education.

More than 1 million international...

September 4, 2018

 

If you always dreamed about attending one of the eight prestigious colleges that make up the Ivy League, you probably already know that admission to...

September 4, 2018

 

When a student visits a college or university campus, it demonstrates that the student is interested in the school. It also shows the admissions...

September 4, 2018

 

International students sometimes are confused by American culture, especially if their understanding of American culture is based on American films and a few boisterous...

September 4, 2018

 

Students (and their parents) often feel that they must choose the most prestigious college possible. But data demonstrates that you don’t need to enroll in...

September 4, 2018

 

The number of international students attending U.S. colleges and universities has skyrocketed. We’ve compiled a list of five colleges that cater to international students....

August 31, 2018

 

College-bound high school students (and their parents) are fascinated by college rankings, but college rankings do not help students find the right college for...

August 30, 2018

 

For some people, a gap year might be necessary. For others, it’s a desirable option before heading to college. If you are taking a...

August 30, 2018

 

One of the most common tools used by students to choose a college is a ranking system. College admissions counselors, however, warn students against...

August 29, 2018

 

Predictive analytics are becoming an increasingly important factor for college admissions modeling. They help predict the likelihood that a student will enroll if admitted. Predictive analytics...

August 29, 2018

 

If you’re like many high schoolers, at one point you had a vision: you and your best friend, boxes in hand and your parents...

August 29, 2018

 

Our college expert Mark Kantrowitz answers your questions about college and financial aid.

Q: What should I do during my college visits to get...

August 27, 2018

Choosing a major is a huge decision because it will impact your college years, internship options and your future career. That means it's not a decision...

August 27, 2018

Community colleges offer plenty of benefits; the costs are far below what you’d pay at a private school and often in-state public schools, they’re close to home and they...

August 27, 2018

One of the hardest parts of going to college is leaving your family. That includes your furry family members. Well, some colleges are trying to...

August 27, 2018

When you’re a freshman or sophomore in high school, it feels like you have forever until you need to start thinking about college. However, the...

August 27, 2018

Social media is a big part of everyday life. You use it to bond with friends, keep in touch with family, and even learn more...

August 27, 2018

Your college search comes with a lot of questions. For example: what’s the difference between public and private schools? How can I get scholarships? How are community...

August 24, 2018

You spent time looking at different colleges and universities to figure out which schools are a good fit. If you already found a few options, that’s great! Here are...

August 24, 2018

Women’s colleges have grown and changed over time. They’re no longer finishing schools for southern belles – they’re fun, academically challenging environments for strong, independent...

August 24, 2018

Have you been to a college fair yet? If not, it’s time to start thinking about attending one! College fairs are beneficial for all high...

August 24, 2018

As you build your college list, you need to think about schools a little differently. Having a favorite school doesn’t always mean you’ll get in.

You may have heard...

August 24, 2018

Private vs. public, junior college vs. four-year university, for-profit vs. non-profit; this college jargon is enough to make anyone’s head spin! Here’s a rundown of...

August 24, 2018

Chances are, you’ve thought about your college major. But what about your minor? While it’s not typically required to graduate, getting a minor in college...

August 24, 2018

Some of us are certain we want to be doctors or lawyers from a very young age. But what if you’re not one of those...

August 23, 2018

What are the highest-paying college majors? You may have heard STEM fields are where you want to look if you’re seeking a lucrative degree, but...

August 23, 2018

School breaks were made for rest, relaxation and college visits? There’s a reason every time you check social media lately you’re inundated with photos of your friends...

August 23, 2018

Once you’ve found your dream school the question becomes: will I get in? It’s hard to predict accurately, but the college’s acceptance rates can give...