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    College Choice Questions

    College Choice Questions
    Eureka! The perfect college – but is it too good to be true? Maybe it’s the pessimist in you, but you want answers and you want them NOW. Some are harder to find than others, especially in those oh-so-impressively-glossy brochures. So, where can you get the answers? Contacting the school and asking the right questions in the right way will give ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +79
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    Do Families Ultimately Choose a Student's College?

    Do Families Ultimately Choose a Student's College?
    When I was little, my parents would never allow me to make decisions. At restaurants, I had to eat the vegetable medley instead of those delectable french fries. When we went shopping, we had to buy life’s necessities instead of going to the toy store. At the movie theater, I couldn’t see those PG-13 movies which looked so cool. Eventually, I ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +30
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    Go to College for $0 – 13 Free Tuition Options

    Go to College for $0 – 13 Free Tuition Options
    Throughout the past decade, the average cost of tuition has been steadily increasing at 5.6% each year, according to College Board. College costs continue to outpace inflation rates, causing families to make tough calls when searching and choosing the best education experience. Sometimes it results in students having to sacrifice their first choice. Other times, the decision is even more difficult, ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +227
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    Exploring Winter Term

    Exploring Winter Term
    Winter Term may be a foreign concept to you, but the trend is catching on at colleges across the country. Some college students don't jump right back into economics and art history at the beginning of January. Instead, they're encouraged to take part in Winter Term, which offers students the chance to explore education outside of the classroom. In fact, Winter ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +22
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    5 Black Colleges That Changed America

    5 Black Colleges That Changed America
    “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically… Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” Martin Luther King Jr. February is Black History Month, and MonsterCollege is celebrating the event by taking a look at the most famous black colleges in the nation. Long before Barack Obama was President, these ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +268
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    How to Narrow Down College Choices

    How to Narrow Down College Choices
    One of the most important steps in applying to college is figuring out which ones you're going to apply to (go figure). I haven't made up an official list of colleges I'm applying to yet, but I do know what I'm interested in. My views have gone through a long evolution, and if you look at the past three years, I've ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +393
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    Epiphany at the Bookstore

    Epiphany at the Bookstore
    On one very lazy Sunday afternoon, I went shopping at one of my favorite stores, Barnes and Noble. I could get lost and spend hours looking at random books, CDs, journals and other various accessories in this magnificent store. However, the biography section of the bookstore caught my immediate attention during this shopping trip. On each biography, I saw the pictures ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +69
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    Top 10 Fall College Campuses

    Top 10 Fall College Campuses
    There’s a saying that if you visit a campus in the fall, you’re sure to “fall for it.” While that may be true, the chance that you might sell your soul to a school too early shouldn’t keep you from visiting college campuses. In fact, the fall semester is the best time to visit, whether you’re a junior or senior in ...
    Published 26 days ago | Rated: +31
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    Break the Mold: Unique College Choices

    Break the Mold: Unique College Choices
    During her first semester of college, Veronica Sorce and her dorm friends sat in the audience at the “Jerry Springer” show in Chicago. The college kids watched as couples on stage broke up and threw down. “The guys were getting in fights,” says Sorce, a graphic design major from Peoria, Illinois. Checking out the “Springer” show is just one of the ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Behind the Rankings

    U.S. News & World Report. The Princeton Review. The sheer number of college rating systems published around this time of year can be downright dizzying. Some rankings rate doctoral programs. Others focus more on careers. Some take a look at do-good colleges. Others focus more on faculty. Some shine a spotlight on academic programs ... and so on. What’s a curious, ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Going to an All-Women's College

    During my senior year of high school, I was very thorough in my college search. There were many important factors for me to consider when choosing a college: location, cost, size and enrollment, professor/student ratio, resources, opportunities to study abroad and athletics, just to name a few. I looked at everything from public universities, to technical schools, to private institutions with ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +8
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    What Does Liberal Arts Mean?

    What Does Liberal Arts Mean?
    Insects and people. Crop sciences. Cinema studies. What do these things have in common? All are classes taught in liberal arts and sciences colleges. Many students aren’t clear about the liberal arts and sciences—and why majoring in liberal arts may be advantageous to their careers. Most universities have a college of liberal arts and sciences that offer a wide range of ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +41
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    Your Turn: A Word to the Freshman Class

    Your Turn: A Word to the Freshman Class
    This December, I'll be graduating from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, with a B.S. in Health Communications with minors in public relations and chemistry. It's been a long road but the reward is in sight. It's such a feeling of accomplishment to know you've succeeded in meeting one of your goals and that you're qualified to enter the field ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +30
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    Reaching and Playing It Safe: Choosing Colleges

    Reaching and Playing It Safe: Choosing Colleges
    Are you a realist or a go-getter? The answer could define your strategy for selecting your college of choice. There are three legs on the college application stool. You could apply to a "reach" school -- one you might get in. You could apply to a "safety" school -- one that you should easily get in. Or you could go after ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +87
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    Do Your Homework Before You Enroll

    Do Your Homework Before You Enroll
    You don't expect to have homework until after you enroll in school. But if you're looking to learn a new trade and boost your standard of living you've got an important assignment to tackle before you step foot in class. There are many vocational and technical schools that train new chefs, automotive technicians, medical assistants, hair stylists, interior designers, electronics technicians, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Quality Versus Costs in College Choice

    Quality Versus Costs in College Choice
    As a student choosing a college to attend, you become a consumer. As you make this important decision in your life, you want to be aware of costs and attentive to your own needs. In order to assure that you will thrive at the college you select, you want to decide on a college with qualities that match your wants, needs ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    The Importance of Class Size

    The Importance of Class Size
    Before you start researching the average class sizes at your top choice colleges, you should assess your own learning style. Do you prefer a small environment with an emphasis on discussion? Or would you rather be in a large class with a lecturing professor? Both class sizes have their advantages and disadvantages, and knowing the style that fits you can help ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Making Up Your Mind (And Then Changing It)

    We all have talents as humans. Some people can sing. Some people have the ability to walk a tightrope. Some people can knit sweaters. When faced with a decision – pick either this or that – I have the amazing ability to choose both options. It seems that I'm really good at making up my mind and then unmaking it. So ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Senior Year Blog

    Senioritis Oct. 14, 2005 Last week I was stressed out to no end. I had to finish a six page religion essay, an English essay, and a lab report in science. I guess it's my fault that I was so stressed, since I waited until the last second to get everything done. I was in a very bad mood at the ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +6
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    The Distinction Between Wanting a College and Loving a College

    The Distinction Between Wanting a College and Loving a College
    As I was translating Latin this week, I came across one of my favorite Latin words: cupio. Cupio literally translates to, “I want” or “I desire.” While a myriad of derivatives come from this Latin word, my favorite is Cupid, the infamous deity of love. Most people recognize this deity around Valentine’s Day as the annoying diaper-clad baby who shoots love ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +13
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