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College Choice Questions

College Choice Questions

Deciding between schools? Get the answers you need by asking the right questions from the right resources.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 20, 2015
Do Families Ultimately Choose a Student's College?

Do Families Ultimately Choose a Student's College?

A student going through the college search asks, "Do parents pick the college?"

By Kristin Drew
Published February 7, 2007
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 ...

By Kathryn Knight
Published December 10, 2010
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 ...

By Kathryn Knight
Published November 29, 2010
5 Black Colleges That Changed America

5 Black Colleges That Changed America

Discover five black colleges that made a big impact on the U.S.

Adam Starr, MonsterCollege
Published February 8, 2010
How to Narrow Down College Choices

How to Narrow Down College Choices

A student gives his account of narrowing down college choices.

By Jeremy Ogul
Published April 2, 2013
Epiphany at the Bookstore

Epiphany at the Bookstore

A student shares her college search experience. How do you relate?

Published June 5, 2007
Top 10 Fall College Campuses

Top 10 Fall College Campuses

Fall is the best time to start your college visits. Start with these beautiful campuses.

By Kathryn Knight
Published August 20, 2015
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
Behind the Rankings

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 ...

By Jennifer LeClaire
Published June 9, 2007
Going to an All-Women's College

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 ...

Making It Count
Published June 5, 2007
What Does Liberal Arts Mean?

What Does Liberal Arts Mean?

Find out what does liberal arts mean.

By Emilie Le Beau
Published March 9, 2009
Your Turn: A Word to the Freshman Class

Your Turn: A Word to the Freshman Class

A student shares his college search experience.

By Justin Ruehs, Grand Valley State University
Published September 5, 2008
Reaching and Playing It Safe: Choosing Colleges

Reaching and Playing It Safe: Choosing Colleges

Know the difference between reaching and playing it safe during your college search.

By Jennifer LeClaire
Published June 3, 2009
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
Making Up Your Mind (And Then Changing It)

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 ...

Published June 4, 2008
An Equation for Finding the Perfect Grad School

An Equation for Finding the Perfect Grad School

Is there an equation for finding the perfect school? A student searching for a graduate school attempts it.

By Ariana Finlayson
Published March 13, 2007
A Dream Deferred?  Aspirations and the Realities of Financing College

A Dream Deferred? Aspirations and the Realities of Financing College

Is your first choice a dream deferred? Aspirations and the realities of financing college from a student's perspective.

By Lisa Hardman
Published March 6, 2007
The Distinction Between Wanting a College and Loving a College

The Distinction Between Wanting a College and Loving a College

A student gives some wise advice on the distinction between wanting a college and loving a college.

By Kristin Drew
Published January 23, 2007
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