October 26, 2020

Distant Look: Clemson University (SC)

Clemson University has been a national power in college football. I might have been a little rough on the school last week, when I covered college towns and COVID. I’d like to make it up to their community by taking a distant look into the school. I also collected some […]
October 25, 2020

Second-Choice Admissions: Second-Choice Major or Second-Choice School?

My journey has taken me to public universities of various sizes, some popularly known for a given academic program within their school. It has not been unusual, for instance, to hear that students chose Virginia Tech for their architecture or engineering school, the University of Maryland-College Park for journalism or politics, Miami […]
October 22, 2020

The Affordable Four-Year College: Is It Really What a High School Senior Wants?

Whenever state or national elections come around I keep reading the promises and diatribes from candidates on both sides about the “value,” or lack thereof, of a college education as well “reasons” why college “costs so much.” It’s very easy for a politician who has never run a college to […]
October 21, 2020

How To Look At A Big School In A College Town

Clemson University made national news these past week that rocked their college town. The Tigers soundly beat then seventh-ranked Miami in football last weekend, then lit up Georgia Tech for 73 points to maintain their number one ranking. But Clemson also has taken the lead in having the largest number […]
October 21, 2020

What is an Open Curriculum?

Over the past few years I have visited schools such as Amherst College (MA) and Wesleyan University (CT) that offer an Open Curriculum. An Open Curriculum is one where there are: Very few (maybe one or two) or no specific individual course requirements. You choose your courses (with some limits) and […]
October 20, 2020

College Costs You Can Manage: Room and Board

Years before starting EducatedQuest I was a city planner.  So, when I started visiting colleges,  I became more interested in housing for college students. Housing is one of the few college costs that could go up or down, depending on how astute students and families are, even at the point […]
October 20, 2020

Rutgers Offers An Honors Level Engineering Education

Engineering education comes in different forms. A small number of small colleges offer engineering majors. There are also small and mid-sized (3,000 to 7,500 students) institutes of technology. Still others pursue their engineering education at large universities such as Rutgers-New Brunswick. Each has their pluses and minuses. Undergrads receive the […]
October 15, 2020

How to Use Aggressive College Admissions Marketing to Your Advantage

These days college-bound students have received, attractive and colorful mailings from and emails from colleges. I pick up the college admissions marketing materials at every school that I visit. Some are very good. They answer practically every question that a parent or student might have about the school. Others fall far […]
October 13, 2020

What Does It Take to Study and Work in Veterinary Medicine?

Considering a career in veterinary medicine? You might want to listen to this interview with Dr. Leah Knapp, veterinarian, college professor and pre-vet advisor. I went to high school with Leah, and she graduated as a co-valedictorian of her class. Back then I knew that she wanted to become a veterinarian. […]