Tulane University Gives Back

Tulane Pays It Forward, Tulane University, Tulane Welcomes Students

Tulane University has set an example for our nation by welcoming in Puerto Rican college students after Hurricane Maria (photo credit: Aaron Charles).

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!). Read more >

How College Admissions Isn’t Like Dating

College Admissions and Dating, Ivy League Admission and Dating, Dating and Admissions

Colleges want to be loved.

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 insecurity is directly rooted in college rankings, specifically the “US News & World Report” rankings. Read more >

Visiting Colleges in September

College Visits, Campus Visits, College Campus Visits

When students visit colleges over the summer months, they don’t get the opportunity to interact with real, live students!

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. Read more >

The Psychology of College Tours

Psychology College Admissions, College Tours, Campus Tours

Highly selective college admissions is all about psychology (photo credit: Daderot).

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. Read more >

Best College Towns in America

Best College Campuses, Most Beautiful College Campuses, America's Best College Campuses

Durham, North Carolina is noticeably absent from this year’s “Business Insider” ranking of best college towns in America. We sure think Durham is worthy of a high ranking!

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. Read more >

American Flag on College Campuses

American Flag at Hampshire College, Hampshire College, Hampshire College Flag

Hampshire College should never have allowed the American flag above their campus to be lowered.

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 to the toxic tone of the months-long election and the escalating number of news reports from across the country over recent months and years of hate speech, harassment, and violence against people of color, immigrants, international citizens, and Muslims.” And on November 10th, “The College allowed the flag to remain at half-staff to honor the students’ expression and to facilitate a campus dialogue. Read more >

Annoying People on College Tours

College Tours, University Tours, Ivy League Tours

“The Huffington Post” has a good piece on the topic of annoying parents 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. Read more >

Least Happy Colleges

Unhappy Colleges, Least Happy Universities, Unhappy Students at Colleges

West Point is one of America’s most prestigious institutions, but apparently it’s also home to a number of unhappy students. We’ve certainly helped several transfer from West Point over the years to other highly selective colleges.

Yesterday, we posted about the happiest colleges in America, as according to an 80-question survey completed by 136,000 students. Read more >

Happiest College in America

Happy College, Happiest School in America, Happy College in America

According to one surgery, Vanderbilt University ranks as the 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. Read more >

College Selection

Selecting Colleges, Ivy League College Selection, University Selection

“The New York Times” has a great piece on which colleges students tend to choose to attend over others.

We recently wrote about college selection based on research conducted by Parchment as reported in an article on college selection in “The New York Times.” The research is based on the college choices of 114,119 students who have applied for college admission since the 2012-2013 admissions cycle. Read more >

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