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Campus Spotlight: Clark University

Students who are interested in a strong liberal arts education and also want options such as business, data science or game design should check out Clark University in Worcester, MA. Prospective Clark students apply to the university overall and can enter any one of the four undergraduate schools—Arts and Sciences, the Becker School of Design and Technology, the School of Management, and International Development, Community, and Environment. It’s easy for students to …

Spotlight: Villanova University

This is the third in a series of three articles about some of the best colleges and universities in Pennsylvania. You can read the first, Lafayette College, here, and the second, Lehigh University, here.

The first time that I became aware of Villanova University more than 15 years ago was in the context of the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament. But while that may be one of ’Nova’s claims to fame, the university is far from a one-trick pony. With an ideal suburban location,

College Spotlight: Worcester Polytechnic Institute

“I am going to make a robot that delivers pizza to students,” said one ambitious Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) student at the start of his seven-week project. Our tour guide, (a biology and biotechnology double major) was delighted to share this story as she ushered our group into the Innovation Studio building, featuring a makerspace for students to develop any project their minds can conjure up. The Innovation Studio, a 78,000-square-foot residential and classroom

Spotlight: Lehigh University

This is the second in a series of three articles about some of the best colleges and universities in Pennsylvania. You can read the first, Lafayette College, here to help you decide between Lafayette vs Lehigh Colleges.

 

Nestled in Pennsylvania’s beautiful and populous Lehigh Valley, just down the road from Lafayette College, is Lehigh University. Located in Bethlehem, PA, Lehigh attracts a diverse and talented student body from across the country and around the world.…

Spotlight: Lafayette College

 

 

Spotlight: Lafayette College

Last fall, I had the pleasure of traveling to Pennsylvania to tour several colleges that are perennial favorites of many students: Lehigh University, Lafayette College and Villanova University. As a group, these three schools offer excellent academic experiences, beautiful campuses and thriving social scenes. While there are many similarities, there are also distinctive attributes that distinguish each school. This three-part…

Spotlight: Colorado Colleges

On a trip to Colorado recently with my family, I decided to take side trips to visit three schools: University of Colorado Boulder (30,300 students), University of Denver (5,700), and Colorado College (2,025). Visiting  large, medium, and small schools in three different parts of the state gave me a quick initial read on Colorado the place and its range of educational options.

CU Boulder is located right outside downtown Boulder, an appealing city of 100,000 ringed by mountains…

Ode to Colby

What lured me to Waterville, Maine on a Friday afternoon in April wasn’t a fool’s errand, nor a professional endeavor; it was to satiate a personal curiosity. I wanted to walk upon the same path as one of the most compassionate and altruistic friends I have known, Abe. As a competitive masters swimmer, I met Abe at a Charles Rivers Aquatics Masters swimming practice at Harvard University. For several years, he offered his coaching skills for masters swimmers and triathletes alike.

Campus Spotlight: The Ohio State University

Campus Spotlight: The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University is a leading research institution with more than 46,000 undergraduates on its Columbus, OH campus. While many prospective students are drawn to OSU for its engineering and other STEM majors, OSU offers a wide range of disciplines, from business and nursing to music, theatre, dance, and more.

The Ohio State University’s main campus is 20 minutes from the airport. Although OSU is located in the city…

Researching Colleges in Four Steps

Even as the seniors begin the agonizing wait for their college admissions letters, juniors are starting to think about the college process. Devoting a couple of hours to researching colleges will help you evaluate which colleges meet your criteria for the college search and will help you decide which colleges to visit.

Get a Good Guidebook: Although a lot of information is readily available online, a good college guidebook, such as the Fiske Guide (which clients can find in …

Five Tips For College Visits

Students should plan to visit at least some of the colleges they are considering. In fact, campus visits can be the most important factor in helping prospective students assess whether a college’s location, academic offerings, atmosphere, and community are a good fit.

  1. Visit at the Right Time.

So you have an upcoming break from school—that’s an obvious time for a college visit, right? Not so fast. If you have a long holiday weekend, or a school vacation, the college you plan to …

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