January 23, 2017

If You Want A Liberal Arts Major, Go To A Liberal Arts College

Today I posted my First Impressions of Vassar College, among the best schools for students who are interested in a liberal arts college, and have the academic chops to get in. The most popular majors at most colleges, large or small, are likely to be in subjects in the liberal […]
January 18, 2017

Can Two Merged Vermont Public Colleges Work Better As One?

In November of 2016 the Board of Trustees of the Vermont State College system voted to merge two public colleges, Lyndon State College and Johnson State College, into a single school: Northern Vermont University. The merger will take effect on July 1, 2018. This is not the first time I […]
January 17, 2017

Rhode Island’s Proposed Twist on Free Public College Tuition

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo has proposed to have the Ocean State join New York to offer free public college tuition to the residents of her state, after eligibility for Federal and State need-based scholarships are considered. The presidents of Rhode Island’s three public colleges, the Community College of Rhode […]
January 13, 2017

College Football Might Face Competition From A Pro Developmental League

A former NFL player and father of two college football players, a former NFL head coach who won two Super Bowls and NFL star Tom Brady’s agent have announced the formation of a developmental football league that is likely to attract high school football stars who do not want to […]
January 11, 2017

Six Questions That Should Be Answered From Your Campus Visits

Visiting college campuses can be anything from exciting to shocking. But unless the schools that are of most interest are within very easy commuting distance to allow your student the option to live at home, campus visits are a necessity. Not every college campus is the same. Campus visits help […]
January 9, 2017

Profile: The Cooper Union (NY)

Today, I posted my take about free public college in New York State. I am also posting my profile of The Cooper Union, a small, extremely selective, private college, that until recently charged no tuition. I had the privilege to visit Cooper Union in December, to receive a very complete […]
January 9, 2017

Is Tuition-Free Public College Workable In New York State?

New York’s Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a proposal to offer free-tuition public college education to resident students over the next two years. If approved by the New York State Legislature, the proposal would likely benefit around 200,000 full-time students, although the governor believes that it would benefit thousands more. […]
December 19, 2016

Deferred Admissions Still Mean Opportunity

College admissions officers like Early Decision or Early Action. The more students they can admit through these avenues, the faster they can fill their class. But not all applicants get accepted. Some are placed in limbo. Neither accepted nor rejected they are deferred for consideration against the larger applicant pool. […]
December 6, 2016

The Business of Choosing Undergraduate Business Programs

This past spring Bloomberg Business Week announced that 2016 would be the last year that the magazine would produce a ranking of undergraduate business programs. This was not a bad idea. Seventy-five percent of the ranking was based on surveys from graduates and recruiters; the remainder was based on student […]