There’s A Lot To Appreciate At UMass Amherst

UMass is the third largest research university in the state.

The University of Massachusetts at Amherst is our state’s flagship university, meaning it is our largest, most selective public institution with the greatest variety of programs. Academic options span the colleges of agriculture, education, engineering, humanities and fine arts, information and computer sciences, natural sciences, nursing, social and behavioral sciences, management, public health and…

North Carolina College Road Trip: High Point University, UNC Chapel Hill, Davidson and Duke

At High Point University, Cottrell Hall includes The Flanagan Center for Student Success, which is known for experiential learning, including career and internship opportunities.

As college admissions experts, we are frequently invited to multi-day, immersive campus visits to learn about new developments and better educate our clients. Our recent re-visit to High Point University in North Carolina reinforced why it is essential to return to campuses as offerings can…

College Research: 5 Tips For Evaluating Fit

If you are a high school junior beginning your college search, you have probably perused a guide book such as The Fiske Guide To Colleges, visited college websites and maybe even logged into a popular college review site such as College Niche or Unigo. If you find that many of the college descriptions are starting to sound similar and you aren’t sure what to look for, you are not alone. Here are five tips for getting the most out of your college research.
  1. Check the List of Majors. This

Is a Women’s College Right for You?

By Margaret Nilson One often-overlooked option for college-bound women is a women’s college. While some young people may think such schools can be isolated from men and the “real world,” they actually can provide some of the finest undergraduate experiences as well as superior preparation for life after college. Many of this country’s women’s colleges are associated with coed institutions, therefore addressing the concern about isolation and allowing for cross-enrollment…

New Tools for the College Search

It is almost impossible to keep up with all the apps, books, search engines and websites about college. Here is a round up of some recent, noteworthy resources: YouVisit Video Tours offers the highest quality walking campus video tours I have seen. I watched the one for Indiana University in Bloomington since I will be visiting campus in April and wanted a preview. It felt very similar to a live tour given by a student. While there are many tours live on the site, others are…

College Research: Five Tips For Evaluating Fit

If you are a high school junior beginning your college search, you have probably perused a guide book such as The Fiske Guide To Colleges, visited college websites and maybe even logged into a popular college review site such as College Prowler or Unigo. If you find that many of the college descriptions are starting to sound similar and you aren’t sure what to look for, you are not alone. Here are five tips to getting to the important points.
  1. Check the List of Majors. This seems obvious,

Class of 2013 Admissions: Lessons Learned

Colleges continue to make admissions decisions based on their quest for the best possible students, those who they think will actually matriculate and to some extent, those who are able to pay. Here are some lessons learned from this year’s admissions cycle: Many Applicants Accepted Early Decision. Many colleges admitted a significant percentage of the class during early decision. While many students try to use early decision to gain an advantage at a college where admissions…

Capstone Projects Offer Real-World Experience

Many colleges and universities are now offering, and in some cases requiring, a senior project, also referred to as an independent study or a capstone project.

Capstone projects have a scholarly purpose, merging the concepts students learn throughout their undergraduate career with an authentic research question. Students also learn skills that are applicable to their lives after college; working alongside faculty and peers mimics the dynamics of working with a superior…

Wittenberg University Reception for Students & Families

Wittenberg University is hosting an area reception in Chestnut Hill, MA for students and their families. Admitted students and all prospective Wittenberg students are encouraged to attend this event to learn more about the university. All details are below:

Wittenberg Area Reception For Students and Families Tuesday, March 5, 2013 7:30-9 p.m. The Cottage Chestnut Hill 47 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

At this reception, students will hear from Wittenberg alumni

Colleges in The Big Sky State

Top-notch skiing, hiking, football games and school spirit, strong academic offerings, less selective admissions requirements, great value. If this list caught your attention then you may want to take a look at Montana universities—University of Montana in Missoula and Montana State University—as part of your college search. I just returned from visiting these campuses so here is a brief overview of each:

University of Montana

Missoula, Montana is a classic, small western…

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