college research

Crafting Your Ideal College List

With over 3500 colleges in the United States to choose from, it’s no surprise that many students struggle to decide which of them to apply to. This blog will provide a step-by-step guide to making this process effective and even fun! We recommend that you explore and visit colleges throughout ...

A Summer Timeline for Starting Your College Applications

You’re about to finish a hectic junior year of working hard at school and participating in extracurricular activities—not to mention going on college visits, taking standardized tests, and possibly learning to drive! As your summer stretches before you, here are some ways to consider getting a jump start on your ...

Choosing a College: Why Graduation Rates Matter

When considering colleges, students look at many factors – location, size, academic programs, athletic spirit, and financial aid packages. One important factor that often gets overlooked, however, is how long it takes students to graduate. It may not be obvious, but a college’s 4-year and 6-year completion rates can actually ...

Attention High School Juniors: How to Visit Colleges

Juniors! By now you have begun to research colleges and develop a preliminary list of schools to which you may soon be applying.  It’s now time to plan some college visits! Here are some suggested steps to help you get started: Look up the Academic Calendar of each college to ...

Transfer Admissions Part I: Your Chances

An increasing number of students are seeking transfer admissions, according to Alexander Ott, a past president of the New York State Transfer and Articulation Association. In fact, about a third of all college students transfer at some point in their college career, including transfers between community colleges and four-year colleges, ...

Trends in International Students at US Colleges

The U.S. enrolled the highest number of international students in its history during the 2012-2013 school year, with China as the top source. For the first time, the number of international undergrads exceeds the number of international grad students on US campuses. 819,644 undergraduate and graduate students from other countries were enrolled ...

How (and Why) You Should Demonstrate Interest to Colleges

Why is it important to demonstrate interest to colleges? “Demonstrated interest” has become increasingly important in the college admissions process over recent years.* But the importance placed on demonstrated interest varies greatly depending on the type of college. Demonstrated interest typically is more important to colleges that are private, smaller ...

2013-11-04T11:00:00-05:00November 4th, 2013|Categories: College Academics, college admissions, college research, college visits, Fit|

A Primer on College Admissions Plans

Need help sorting out the different ways you can apply to college? Admissions plans include early, rolling, and regular. Each plan has its own timetable regarding when students apply, when students receive decisions, and whether students are required to confirm attendance.  Each plan has its own requirements about whether students ...

Colleges Receive Top Donations

Nearly half of the 65 gifts of $5-million or more in 2010 went to colleges and universities, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy.  Knowing which colleges are well-endowed and which colleges receive ear-marked funds can provide useful information about the financial health of each college, the ability to provide financial ...

2011-02-07T15:32:21-05:00February 7th, 2011|Categories: College Finances, college research, Uncategorized|