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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College Selection

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. To jog your memory, “When interpreting

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Which Colleges Students Choose

“The New York Times” reports that a company named Parchment compiled the college choices of 104,119 students who have applied for college admission since the 2012-2013 academic year. Parchment analyzes how students chose a particular college to matriculate to when admitted to more than one institution. According to the piece

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Philosophy Degree

Worried a philosophy degree won’t lead to a great job? Think again. There’s a fantastic article in “The New York Times” entitled “How to Get a Job With a Philosophy Degree” written by Susan Dominus that we wanted to bring to the attention of our loyal readers. Many students —

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