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The Best College in Every State

The Best College in Every State

Which school ranked top in your state?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published May 5, 2016
Women's Colleges

Women's Colleges

Find out why a women's college could be right for you.

By Mike Pugh
Published August 15, 2014
Q&A: How Many Schools Should Your Student Apply To?

Q&A: How Many Schools Should Your Student Apply To?

Q: How many schools should my junior apply to? Is there really such thing as a “safety” school? What does that mean? A: Trying to decide how many and which colleges ...

By Sean Brian Dermody
Published March 6, 2009
College Planning for Rising Seniors

College Planning for Rising Seniors

It's important to remember that the sooner you begin mapping out your own individualized plan for the college admissions process, the sooner you'll be on your way to college success!

Fastweb Staff
Published August 30, 2016
College Fairs

College Fairs

When choosing a college, you need all the information you can get. But visiting each campus can be expensive. And who has time research hundreds of Web sites or call each ...

By Elisa Kronish
Published September 4, 2008
The Military College Drill

The Military College Drill

Brian Donovan is a graduate from the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He made the decision in high school that he wanted to go to a military college. "I wanted ...

By Chris Diehl
Published January 22, 2016
What’s a “Good” Score on the ACT, Anyway?

What’s a “Good” Score on the ACT, Anyway?

Where do you stand compared to students across the nation?

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 6, 2016
How to Successfully Parent Your College Student

How to Successfully Parent Your College Student

Once your student leaves for college, it can become one of the most challenging times as a parent.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published July 26, 2016
Deal with Drop-Off Day

Deal with Drop-Off Day

Parents, brace yourself for college move-in day.

By Stephen Borkowski
Published April 21, 2009
Break the Mold: Unique College Choices

Break the Mold: Unique College Choices

When it comes to your college search, break the mold with unique college choices.

By Emilie LeBeau
Published March 9, 2009
Common Application is Out – Ready, Set, Apply!

Common Application is Out – Ready, Set, Apply!

Common application is out -- get started on your college search.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published August 3, 2012
AP Courses - Accept the Challenge

AP Courses - Accept the Challenge

To improve the college search process, look into advanced placement courses.

By Kay Peterson, Ph.D.
Published September 4, 2008
Campus Tour Do’s and Don’ts

Campus Tour Do’s and Don’ts

Remember, the campus tour is really for your benefit.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published June 10, 2015
Grad School or the Real World?

Grad School or the Real World?

After finishing her journalism undergraduate degree in 2004, 24-year-old Laurie Duffy went straight to graduate school. On the other hand, 33-year-old Carolyn Kaufman worked in information technology for two years after ...

By Peter Vogt, MonsterTRAK Career Coach
Published September 3, 2008
This is Only a Test: Keeping College Exams in Perspective

This is Only a Test: Keeping College Exams in Perspective

Glancing up from my exam, I noticed two of my classmates handing in their blue books to the professor and leaving the classroom. We were only fifteen minutes into the testing ...

Published June 5, 2007
America's Most Expensive Colleges

America's Most Expensive Colleges

Students attending one of these schools on the list can expect to pay more than a quarter of a million dollars for a four-year degree when tuition increases are taken into account!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published December 16, 2014
How to Weigh College Rankings

How to Weigh College Rankings

Find out how to weigh college rankings in your college search.

By Chris Diehl
Published June 18, 2009
Understanding the Rise in Rejection Rates

Understanding the Rise in Rejection Rates

You may have seen the headlines: College Rejection Rates at Record Highs. With schools like the University of Pennsylvania and Pomona College admitting less than two out of every 10 people ...

By Bridget Kulla, edited by Kathryn Knight
Published September 3, 2008
Taking Time Off from School: Interim Programs

Taking Time Off from School: Interim Programs

While most 18-year-olds were packing bags for college, Bathsheba Demuth was packing bags for the Yukon. "I had spent my entire life studying," Demuth said. "I wanted to take a break ...

By Roxana Hadad
Published September 4, 2008
Understanding the Early Decision Debate

Understanding the Early Decision Debate

Asking for a college commitment so early in the senior year may rush a decision when a student does not have all the information needed to make an informed decision.

The Fastweb Team
Published August 26, 2016