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Spotlight: Virginia Public Colleges and Universities

Rebecca Kenney

Earlier this month, I visited eight colleges and universities in the state of Virginia. There are many appealing schools in this warmer state and a surprising number of public ones. A few have a low price tag even for out-of-state students.

Did you know that the second oldest college in the nation, The College of William and Mary, is also a public school? William and Mary is located in historic Williamsburg, which is about an hour from Richmond (Virginia’s capitol)…

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Five Tips for College Visits

Chances are you’ll have the opportunity to visit at least some of the colleges you 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. Here are some tips to help you make the most out of your college visit:

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

College Search North Carolina

Rebecca Kenney

In early April I completed a college tour in North Carolina. Although Boston was still quite bleak after our atrocious winter, North Carolina was lush and green. Here is an overview of the campuses:

Elon University is home to just under 6,000 undergraduates and is located in Elon, NC, a tiny town situated between Greensboro and Durham. The campus is beautiful with a mix of old and new buildings in traditional red brick architecture. There are wide-open lawns across…

College Tour: Scotland

Joan Casey

Imagine attending college in a village reminiscent of Hogsmeade from Harry Potter, or in a bustling European city known for music, art and design. Sound appealing? Then you might consider Scotland, a college destination for many adventurous American high school students in recent years. One reason is that its universities align most closely with the American system of higher education compared to other universities in the United Kingdom where students must know…

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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 still being…

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