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Campus Spotlight: University of Florida

Overview

The University of Florida is a large, public research university. Founded in 1853, UF now ranks in the top five of public universities according to U.S. News and World Report (2022). Located in the quintessential college town of Gainesville, UF is home to more than 52,000 students, of which a little over 37,000 are undergraduates. UF offers more than 120 undergraduate majors across 12 colleges and schools, as well as four pre-professional advising programs for students…

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 campus is 20 minutes from the airport. Although OSU is located in the city of Columbus, which is quite large with…

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 …

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Spotlight: North Carolina State University

This spring, our consulting team has continued to attend virtual college visits including an in-depth view of North Carolina State University. Located just two miles outside of downtown Raleigh, the university is part of Research Triangle Park, one of the largest research hubs in the nation, offering NC State students a wide range of internship, research and career opportunities. There are free shuttles to downtown and through the park. Getting to the area is easy with the…

College Profile: Grinnell College

 

While visiting colleges in person has not been an option in the past year, our team has been busy with virtual conferences and webinars with college admission professionals and faculty. Here is an overview of our recent virtual visit to Grinnell College.

 

Grinnell College

Despite its location in rural Iowa, Grinnell draws students from major cities across the USA and the world to its vibrant campus and charming town. It is a politically active and engaged community…

College Profile: Southern Methodist University

 

While visiting colleges in person has not been an option in the past year, our team has been busy with virtual conferences and webinars with college admission professionals and faculty. Here is an overview of our recent virtual visit to Southern Methodist University.

 

Southern Methodist University

A beautiful green campus near the heart of Dallas, Southern Methodist University hosts 6710 undergrads, 37 percent hail from Texas and five percent are international.…

College Profile: Penn State University

 

While visiting colleges in person has not been an option in the past year, our team has been busy with virtual conferences and webinars with college admission professionals and faculty. Here is an overview of our recent virtual visit to Penn State University.

 

Penn State University

A multi-campus university with over 95,000 students, most out-of-state applicants are drawn to the University Park campus which hosts 46,000 students. The highly regarded Schreyer…

College Profiles: Penn State, Southern Methodist, and Grinnell College

While visiting colleges in person has not been an option in the past year, our team has been busy with virtual conferences and webinars with college admission professionals and faculty. Here is an overview of recent virtual visits.

Penn State University

A multi-campus university with over 95,000 students, most out-of-state applicants are drawn to the University Park campus which hosts 46,000 students. The highly regarded Schreyer Honors College at University Park offers…

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 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 seems
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Navigating A College Website: 10 Tips for Getting the Answers You Seek

Most college websites are chock full of useful information if you know what to look for. Whether you are a junior just beginning your research or a senior starting to analyze admissions offers, these tips might help you get some answers.

1. News You Can Use – Look at the news on the home page to see if the college seems like a lively, active place. It’s a positive sign if faculty, alumni and student work and research are highlighted and if interesting guests are visiting campus (or doing…

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