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    Compare Your Campus

    Compare Your Campus
    Fastweb members share their schools! The size and location of your campus can make a big difference on your college experience. Fastweb users attend all types of schools—from big urban universities to small rural colleges. They share what they love about their schools. -- “I attend Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, NE. This is a small school maybe a ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Hope Revived: Finding a Way Back to the Classroom

    I find it ironic that my classroom windows overlook the Littleton Cemetery. Strangely enough, in a rare childless moment, I found myself meandering among those very headstones just three months ago. As I wandered aimlessly, I looked down the grassy burial grounds across the train tracks towards Arapahoe Community College disheartened and unsure if my dream to go back to school ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +7
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    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 different classes that reflect diversity, check out the student organizations," says John Kula, director of Penn State University's Upward Bound Program. Look for student-run clubs that interest you listed on ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Your Turn: The Perfect College - By Accident

    Your Turn: The Perfect College - By Accident
    I often get asked why I chose Dartmouth. In my mind, there are too many reasons to name. I guess I should start with senior year and the exciting, stress-free college application process. I had gone through high school with the dream/delusion that I would go to Harvard. I had been the classic overachiever in high school, taking part in everything ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +23
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    College Questions for Students with Disabilities

    College Questions for Students with Disabilities
    Picking out the school that's right for you isn't always easy. If you're a student with a disability, you want to find out if the school provides the accommodations and resources to make your educational experience a success. Here are some questions to ask up front to make sure a college can meet your needs: Academics and Life After College Does ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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    College Rumors Busted

    College Rumors Busted
    If your roommate dies, you’ll get a 4.0. You know you’ve heard that rumor—and wondered if maybe, just maybe, it’s true. What about other college rumors? Our experts debunk these myths and give you the real scoop. Rumor: I can’t afford college.Busted: With scholarships and grants, few students pay the entire advertised sticker price of college. And with a little thought ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +190
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    The Collegiate Matchmaker

    The Collegiate Matchmaker
    So many schools! So many choices! Take it step by step to find the right college for you. Step 1: Develop your ideal college profile You can't find your perfect college until you figure out what you want. Start by breaking it down. Make a list of the characteristics you want in a college. Think about: Size: Large schools can offer ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Senior Year Blog

    Closing Time: You Don't Have to Go Home, but You Can't Stay Here Feb. 17, 2006 Hola, ladies and gents. The good people at FastWeb have informed me that my contract is up! No more blogs from yours truly. Dry your eyes. It'll be okay, I promise. You can still believe in Santa. The past six months have gone by really ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Hispanic Friendly Colleges

    Hispanic Friendly Colleges
    Academics, living arrangements, and costs may be at the top of your list of factors in choosing the right school, but experts say you should pay attention to one more thing: a school’s efforts to welcome students of your heritage. "It is crucial for a college-bound student to select an institution that reflects his or her values, cultural heritage, and aspirations ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Obstacles to Hispanic Higher Education

    Obstacles to Hispanic Higher Education
    While some 98 percent of Hispanic high school students say they'd like to attend college, according to a new study, only 25 percent of Hispanics are currently enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report. There are many reasons for the low numbers. But one of the main factors is the responsibilities many Hispanic students say ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +24
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    The Future of Affirmative Action

    The Future of Affirmative Action
    With the first black president elected and affirmative action programs now defeated in four states, some are wondering the fate of the programs and how they'll be affected.  The programs, designed to level the playing field for perceived minorities, have been under attack for years, most actively by anti-affirmative-action guru Ward Connerly. In 2003, the Supreme Court affirmed the use of ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    How to Weigh College Rankings

    How to Weigh College Rankings
    If you're like most people, you flip to your prospective school when you see the college ranking editions of U.S. News, The Princeton Review and other publications. We all want to see how our choices measure up. But what do those numbers mean? How big of a role should a college's ranking play when selecting a school? Wealth of Information Want ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +106
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    Don't Quit Your Day Job -- Study Part Time

    Don't Quit Your Day Job -- Study Part Time
    Working and going to school at night is no picnic: Getting a degree seems to take forever, and the toll on social and home life should not be dismissed either. Nonetheless, working and being a part-time student is the best option for many ambitious employees. Bring the Work World into the Classroom Many graduate programs prefer that students have some work ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Surfing the College Website

    Surfing the College Website
    One of the best resources for students thinking about college is the college website (or portal). Here you’ll find the most distinctive and best features of each college – or at least what the college would like you to think are its best features. But no matter. With some skillful surfing, you’ll be able to examine the underbelly of that ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    How to Pick Colleges -- Like a Professor, Part I

    How to Pick Colleges -- Like a Professor, Part I
    More than 4,000 choices. Not sure of the price. Everyone telling you what to do. It’s picking a college! It’s amazing that anyone ever picks the right college. Let the PRO - fessors – the folks who know – give their best, insider advice about how to pick. Read on: 1. Never trust anyone over 30. It’s a good idea to ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +19
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    How to Pick Colleges -- Like a Professor, Part II

    How to Pick Colleges -- Like a Professor, Part II
    More than 4000 choices. Not sure of the price. Everyone telling you what to do. It’s picking a college! It’s amazing that anyone ever picks the right college. Let the PRO- fessors – the folks who know – give their best, insider advice about how to pick. Here are six more tips (go here for the original six): 1. Reach for ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +22
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    The Military College Drill

    Brian Donovan recently graduated 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 to challenge myself," Donovan says. "I didn't want to be just a normal college kid. I wanted to do something different." Every year, thousands of students make the commitment to attend ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Historically Black Colleges and Universities

    When picking out a college, you need to choose the institution that's best for you. Size, location and price are important. But for many black students graduating from high school today, an even greater consideration is whether or not to attend a historically black college or university. Check out the pros and cons to decide if one of these schools ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Women's Colleges

    Women's Colleges
    When choosing a college, you want to pick the school that fits you best. Size, location and price are important factors to consider. But many female students are considering an additional option: whether to attend a women’s college or university. With a little fewer than 50 women’s colleges across the country, chances are there’s one that’s right for you. Benefits of ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +15
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    Who's Really #1?

    Who's Really #1?
    In a move to court foreign students, US News and World Report has just released its first-ever issue of the World’s Best Colleges and Universities. These new rankings, released November 20th and based on the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings, are a befuddling play off of their annual America’s Best Colleges rankings, a 25-year-old who’s-who of the country’s top colleges. ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +13
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