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...

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

May 1 was Decision Day, the day that many students must decide which college or university they will attend in the fall (specifically, which schools require...

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

A guaranteed way to cut the cost of an undergraduate degree is to graduate in four years. But the vast majority of students do not manage...

September 17, 2018

If you aced high school, will graduate with a stellar academic record and have top test scores, should you aim for elite schools? Plenty of high...

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

What is a legacy student, why does it matter, when does it matter and what should you do if you aren't one? Read on to learn...

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 14, 2018

Students spent an estimated $470 million on application fees for undergraduate admissions in 2015, based on data from Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The...

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

The Cappex Application reached the coveted second place among application platforms in its second year of operation. The Cappex Application is a free, standardized and easy-to-use...

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 13, 2018

 

Colleges and universities host several free services that often are overlooked by students. These services can come in handy countless times throughout your time...

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

 

It can be daunting to head to campus while knowing only few people, or no one at all. So you should take advantage of...

September 12, 2018

 

As much fun as living on campus is, here are a few rules to keep you safe if you venture out on a weekend....

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 12, 2018

 

Getting involved on campus is fundamental to the undergraduate experience. You can build your resume, make new friends, contribute to a great cause and...

September 12, 2018

 

Unless you’re going to school in California, Florida or another sunny locale, it’s possible that your first campus winter will be a chilly adjustment....

September 12, 2018

 

Picking your freshman year residence hall is a decision that can shape your entire first-year college experience. Here are some tips on how to...

September 11, 2018

 

Moving into a college dorm can be a daunting but exciting experience for a first-year student. Here are answers to some of the most...

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

 

What is considered a good SAT score depends on the colleges and universities that you are applying to. The higher your SAT score, the...

September 11, 2018

 

Roughly three million college or university students have some type of learning disability, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. What is remarkable...

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

 

College isn’t only about taking classes and earning a degree. It’s also an opportunity for you to be a part of groups and programs...

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 11, 2018

 

Some students receive noncommittal letters in the mail, also known as a likely letters from colleges or universities. Although likely letters are positive, they...

September 11, 2018

 

When you discover where you get into school, let it sink in, be classy and be kind. Read on for some tips for handling your...

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 7, 2018

Are you going to be charged more for college tuition than you anticipated? Differential tuition, also known as tiered tuition, is a hidden college cost...

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

 

Attending a four-year college or university to obtain a bachelor’s degree costs thousands of dollars. So students should consider the free services their potential...

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

It’s quite possible that your freshman dorm room is going to have a cinderblock wall. At least one, if not all four, will be painted...

September 5, 2018

 

In that anxious period of time leading up to the release of college acceptance letters, students often wonder if they should contact the colleges...

September 5, 2018

 

What does it mean to be waitlisted? Most of the time, it means you have the academic credentials to be admitted, but for one...

September 5, 2018

 

Many colleges offer or require an admissions interview as a part of the application process. Many students, however, don’t realize that in addition to confidently answering...

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

 

The option to take a class online is a somewhat new idea. As a result, there are a lot of opinions regarding the quality...

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

 

Admissions decisions arrive in the spring for students who applied regular decision or who were deferred from the early admission pool. This marks a...

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

 

Colleges and universities with rolling admissions evaluate applications as they are received, instead of using a single admissions deadline. These institutions take applications until...

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 admissions committees value genuine interest in a few activities, or even just one that stands out. You don’t have to be involved in 15...

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 31, 2018

 

Each state has different residency requirements for a student to be eligible for state grants and in-state tuition. The state of legal residence also...

August 30, 2018

 

Undocumented students are not eligible for U.S. federal student aid, but are sometimes eligible for state and institutional financial aid. Students who are U.S. citizens or...

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 30, 2018

 

Before setting foot on campus, there are often application fees. Check these best practices to make sure you’re getting the most out of the...

August 29, 2018

 

Juggling multiple college application requirements, deadlines and fees just became a lot easier. Cappex has created the Application Manager to simplify the college admissions process, saving...

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

 

Choosing to go to the same college or university as your high school best friend can be an incredibly fun experience. It can also...

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

 

Attending a college or university will lead to a career in which you can succeed and love what you do. But school is so much more...

August 29, 2018

 

Getting a campus job is never a bad idea, whether you are paying your own way through school or would just like a little...

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 28, 2018

 

Your junior year is the most important time for college prep. It’s the time you’ll choose colleges to apply to, take admissions tests and decide what...

August 28, 2018

 

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

Q: Some of the colleges I'm interested in require prospective students...

August 28, 2018

 

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

Q: Some of the colleges that I'm looking at require an...

August 28, 2018

 

Even brand-new dormitories can be a little short on space, which can be a challenging when you're trying to fit multiple people into one...

August 28, 2018

If you're worried about all the words you don't recognize during the college application process, our admissions glossary is here to help. Review the glossary...

August 28, 2018

If you're struggling to comprehend all the unfamiliar words you come across in the college application process, you're not alone. Our admissions glossary covers the...

August 28, 2018

Need help better understanding all the complicated terms related to college admissions? Be sure to check out our full admissions glossary after you review G-I. 

GPA:...

August 28, 2018

Are you confused about the words you see as you apply to college? Here are some terms you'll need to know below, and be sure to review...

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 24, 2018

You made it! Your last year of high school is here, and while it’s tempting to let senioritis get the best of you, don’t get...

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

There’s a lot you’ll need to do before you send off your college applications. What if you forget an important requirement and don't get into...

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 23, 2018

We get it – student loans are confusing. Before you sign on the dotted line, review our glossary of student loan terms to make sure...

August 23, 2018

The start of college is just a few weeks away. The prospect of cool classes, new friends, and more independence are all exciting, but there’s...

August 23, 2018

The Cappex College Admissions Counseling Survey asked counselors about the number of college admissions applications they recommend students submit and the actual number of applications...

August 23, 2018

Even if it’s too late to sign up for any AP classes this year, it’s worth talking to your counselor about putting them on your...

August 23, 2018

It’s deadline time for early decision applications to college. Early decision is a college admissions process in which high schools students send their application to their...