Virtual Campus Tours

Virtual tours of college are becoming a thing. As colleges across America look for better and more efficient ways to reach out to prospective students to encourage them to apply to and to try to persuade them to attend in the event the students are offered admission, it was only … 

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Tulane University Gives Back

After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, many colleges opened their doors to students from Tulane University. After all, Tulane had to close for the second time in its history after the storm (the school also closed for the Civil War…an excellent reason for a school closing if you ask us!). After … 

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How College Admissions Isn’t Like Dating

In highly selective college admissions, interest matters. Colleges want to know that you love them. They want to know that you’ll choose them over any other school. As Meredith Grey told McDreamy in “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Pick me, choose me, love me.” You see, colleges are insecure like that and this … 

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Visiting Colleges in September

Thinking of visiting colleges in September or were you hoping to knock out college visits this August? Many students and parents choose to visit colleges over the summer months. It seems logical enough. School’s out. The sun’s out in the sky. College campuses look pristine. Students won’t have to miss … 

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The Psychology of College Tours

Regular readers of our college admissions blog know that the science of psychology quite frequently works itself into our posts. After all, highly selective college admissions is — in our view — a psychological science. It’s about persuading admissions officers to want to root for you. It’s about doing all … 

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Best College Towns in America

What are the best college towns in America, you ask? There’s a piece up on “Business Insider” by Abby Jackson entitled “The 20 best college towns in America” that we had to share with our readers. As we frequent a number of college town each and every year, we’ve got … 

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American Flag on College Campuses

Hampshire College, a small liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts, lowered the American flag on the eve of the presidential election. As the school writes on its website, on November 9th, “A group of Hampshire students lowered the campus flag in the evening, the day after the election, their reaction … 

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Annoying People on College Tours

Ann Brenoff has a good piece up on “The Huffington Post” entitled “The 6 Most Annoying People You Will Meet On Every College Tour” that we just had to share with our readers. Her slugline? “After a while, all college tours seem the same. And these pesky people are always … 

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Least Happy Colleges

Yesterday, we posted about the happiest colleges in America, as according to an 80-question survey completed by 136,000 students. So, naturally, today we’ll post about the unhappiest colleges in America, as according to The Princeton Review. We’ll leave out the colleges that aren’t highly selective (so our readers know, Manhattanville … 

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Happiest College in America

What is the happiest college in America, you ask? The Princeton Review conducted an 80-question survey of 136,000 students at colleges across the nation to figure out the answer to this question. And the college with the happiest students, according to the results of this survey is…drum roll please…Vanderbilt University. … 

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