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Big vs. Small, Urban vs. Rural: Consider College Campuses

Big vs. Small, Urban vs. Rural: Consider College Campuses

While not as attention-getting as academic quality or price tag, the size and location of a college have a big impact on your college experience. Take time to evaluate the pros ...

By Bridget Kulla
Published June 4, 2008
College Admission & Application Checklist

College Admission & Application Checklist

Check out this college admission and application checklist and stay on top of your college search.

By CampusCompare.com
Published March 9, 2009
Find a Diverse College

Find a Diverse College

When it comes to diversity on a college's campus, enrollment percentages and brochures can't tell the whole story. How can prospective students dig deeper? Courses and Programs "Check the availability of ...

By Chris Diehl
Published June 3, 2008
Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Hispanic-Serving Institutions

When researching colleges, you need to choose the institution that fits your needs. Size, location and price are important. But Hispanic students also have the option of attending a Hispanic-serving institution ...

By Chris Diehl
Published January 22, 2016
Down to the Wire

Down to the Wire

If you're down to the wire, learn how to make a college decision quickly.

By Ashley Miller
Published March 9, 2009
Packaging Academics with Excellence: Find the Right Fit

Packaging Academics with Excellence: Find the Right Fit

Packaging academics with excellence to find the right fit.

By Richard Pound
Published April 21, 2009
Common College Application Mistakes

Common College Application Mistakes

The best mistakes are those you learn from. Below, guidance counselors and admissions counselors from around the country reveal the most common college application errors. Follow Directions A lot of mistakes ...

By Roxana Hadad
Published December 4, 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
Quality Versus Costs in College Choice

Quality Versus Costs in College Choice

Distinguish quality versus costs in college choices.

By Pamela K. Fay-Williams
Published March 9, 2009
The Importance of Class Size

The Importance of Class Size

Learn more about the importance of class size.

By Stephen Pemberton
Published March 9, 2009
The Chess Match of Recruiting

The Chess Match of Recruiting

The chess match of recruiting college athletes.

By Richard Pound
Published April 21, 2009
Three Things I’ve Learned About College Professors

Three Things I’ve Learned About College Professors

One thing that has surprised me the most about going back to school as an older student is how my view of professors has changed. Though I had a good rapport ...

Published June 5, 2007
Your Turn: The Perfect College - By Accident

Your Turn: The Perfect College - By Accident

It's your turn to find the perfect college by accident.

By Tina Catania, Dartmouth College
Published March 9, 2009
Gap Year: Are You Ready to Take a Break?

Gap Year: Are You Ready to Take a Break?

Learn more about gap year and if you're ready to take a break.

By Phyllis M. Hanlon
Published March 9, 2009
The Online Application

The Online Application

Learn how to handle the online application.

By Michael Pugh
Published March 9, 2009
Write a Great College Admissions Essay

Write a Great College Admissions Essay

Learn how to write a great college admissions essay.

By Mike Pugh
Published March 9, 2009
Control the Process; Don't Let the Process Control You

Control the Process; Don't Let the Process Control You

Don't try to control the athletic recruitment process in your college search.

By Richard Pound
Published April 21, 2009
Why I Want an English Degree

Why I Want an English Degree

Clinging to the narrow railing, I eagerly waited for my turn to mount the remaining steps of the dilapidated book mobile. My seven-year-old eyes scanned the narrow shelves lining the trailer ...

Published June 5, 2007
The College Admissions Process

The College Admissions Process

Learn how to navigate and survive the college admissions process.

By CampusCompare.com
Published March 9, 2009
Deal with Overcoming a Low SAT or ACT Score

Deal with Overcoming a Low SAT or ACT Score

1. Take it again. Some colleges will accept the higher score. Some will combine your scores for the best possible number. If you didn’t do as well as you could have ...

By Laura Jeanne Hammond, NextStep
Published June 5, 2007