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    America's 10 Best Colleges & Their Scholarships

    America's 10 Best Colleges & Their Scholarships
    How do you classify the college experience? It’s not easy but, apparently, is possible. Keep in mind that experts urge students to take all college rankings with a grain of salt - because not everyone is the same person, so the "best" fit for an individual will naturally differ. It's still fun to see who made the list, though! In addition ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +22
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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 about 1 year ago | Rated: +393
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    Warm Winter College Choices

    Warm Winter College Choices
    With most of the country covered in snow, your college search may have taken a turn. If you’re a fair-weather kind of student, you should consider some of the hottest college campuses in the country…literally. These colleges aren’t just a draw for their warm weather either. Some are hot spots for brainiacs and others bring in a big crowd because of ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +51
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    Top 15 Mistakes to Avoid in Choosing a College

    Top 15 Mistakes to Avoid in Choosing a College
    Choosing a college is stressful and making sure you make the right decision can often feel like a daunting task. To help out with the process, here are some common mistakes to avoid along the way: [gate] 1. Rushing the process. Finding the right college takes time and effort, not to mention research and an often lengthy application process. Waiting until ...
    Published 15 days ago | Rated: +27
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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 and cons. Large Schools vs. Small Schools One size doesn’t fit all. Don’t expect college life at a school of 50,000 to be the same as life at a campus ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +27
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    Virtual Campus Tours

    Sometimes traveling halfway across the country to check out all the campuses on your college list isn't possible. You can still learn your way around the quad and see what dorm rooms really look like with online college tours. in Ithaca, New York, offers slide shows, video tours, audio clips and commentaries from students on topics ranging from academics to social ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: -26
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    Help Your Guidance Counselor Help You

    When it comes to selecting and getting into a college, guidance counselors are invaluable. But they can't help you unless they know what you're looking for. Help them give the guidance you need by following these tips from counselors across the country. Visit early and often. Get to know your counselor during your freshman year. Check back with them at least ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +29
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    10 Completely False College Myths

    10 Completely False College Myths
    Whether you believe them or not, these myths are always lurking around the corners of college discussions. Academically-focused or regarding the college experience, these falsehoods detract students from great opportunities every day. It’s time to stop the lies and start getting real. We’d like to put some of these rumors to rest so that you can sleep soundly in knowing the ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +19
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    April Checklist for Seniors

    April Checklist for Seniors
    It can be difficult to stay on track during the lengthy college application and admissions process. Now, more than ever, it’s important to focus on your future and think about what you’d like in a college, despite where others would like for you to go. Remember, it’s ultimately your decision and your life! Here's a useful college checklist high school seniors ...
    Published 22 days ago | Rated: +27
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    Drop In On a College During Vacation

    Drop In On a College During Vacation
    Key West. Myrtle Beach. Yosemite National Park. A college admissions office. Maybe that last one isn't a top vacation destination but it's worth a visit. Just as you wouldn't waste precious vacation minutes sitting in a hotel room figuring out what attractions are in the area, some planning before you head for campus will help you maximize your visit. Pick Up ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Campus Tour Do’s and Don’ts

    Campus Tour Do’s and Don’ts
    The campus tour – your time for Q&A, to learn everything you have ever wanted to know from an insider that actually attends the college you’re thinking about. Keep in mind that this isn't an interview. They aren't deciding your fate; it’s really for your benefit. The tour is to see if you can actually see yourself living and learning on ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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    Being There: Musings on Campus Visits

    Being There: Musings on Campus Visits
    I'll never forget the feeling I got as I walked onto Hofstra's campus. It felt like a match made in heaven. Before visiting Hofstra, I had originally wanted to attend Syracuse University. I had considered Syracuse for its journalism program, and learned about it through a writer who I had shadowed at my town's local newspaper. Syracuse looked great on paper-even ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Valuable Visits

    Valuable Visits
    Let's be honest, most college tours are standardized. The tour guides, though students, are most likely employed by the admissions department at the college and therefore are given instructions on what to do and say on the tours. While the information on tours is helpful, there is so much more to know about a school, especially if you’re seriously thinking about ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +16
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    Up Close and Personal with Campus Tours

    Up Close and Personal with Campus Tours
    You've thumbed through the glossy brochures and visited the Web sites. But beyond the pictures, what's life on a college campus really like? The best way to get the inside scoop is to go offline and take a campus tour. After all, there's nothing virtual about your college choice. Scheduling Your Trip Pick a normal school day when the regular flow ...
    Published almost 6 years ago | Rated: +14
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    What Should I Do on My Campus Visit

    What Should I Do on My Campus Visit
    Spring is a great time for high school juniors to visit college campuses. Here are some “Dos & Don’ts” that students and their parents need to know before visiting universities. 1. *Do visit campuses during your Junior year, but don’t miss any classes*. Holidays, spring break and weekends are a perfect time to plan those college road trips. Before you leave, ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +26
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    April Checklist for Juniors

    April Checklist for Juniors
    OK, juniors, it’s time to begin organizing and getting ready for the lengthy college application and admissions process. Your senior year of high school is just around the corner and things will become chaotic quite quickly come fall, so the more prepared you are for it, the more ahead you’ll be. Here's a useful college checklist high school juniors can utilize ...
    Published 22 days ago | Rated: +24
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    The College Admissions Process

    The College Admissions Process
    Ah yes, the college admissions process can be considered a full-time job in itself. Between the deadlines, filling out the applications and deciding which school to go to — not to mention taking the SATs – prepping for college can be overwhelming to say the least. Surviving college is one thing. Surviving the college admissions and application process is a whole other ballgame. CampusCompare’s ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +23
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    College Tour Secrets

    College Tour Secrets
    College tours provide a great opportunity for you to visit campus and learn more about what a college has to offer. However, tour guides are told to stick with talking points and established routes to pass through the nicest parts of campus. To become an astute prospective student, you’re going to have to investigate off the beaten path. Here are ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +29
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    A Guidance Counselor’s Secrets

    A Guidance Counselor’s Secrets
    Early decision deadlines are almost within sight. Now, more than ever, is the time that rising juniors and seniors need to take advantage of summer break to visit college campuses. We’ve said that and you’ve probably heard it from your parents, teachers and counselors as well. But what haven’t you heard? When it comes to college admissions, your guidance counselor may ...
    Published 9 months ago | Rated: +20
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    Mastering Summer College Visits

    Mastering Summer College Visits
    Summer college visits are just plain easy for a variety of reasons. There is more time for you to explore a variety of campuses, including those that are far from home. You don’t have to worry about missing a day or two of classes just to find your perfect college match. And vacation plans might allow you to visit campuses that ...
    Published 2 days ago | Rated: +20