March 6, 2017

What Makes a Great State University?

Read college guides and visit college gossip sites and you will get different thoughts as to what makes a “great state university.” Some people might tell you that it’s the school with the highest rankings or the one that is the most selective. While those schools receive the most attention […]
March 6, 2017

Can the Trump Administration Make Good With HBCUs?

President Trump has signed a nationally publicized executive order that moved a small Federal office responsible towards Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) from the Department of Education to the White House. This was not the first presidential executive order focused on HBCUs, and it will not be the last […]
February 26, 2017

Is Flagship Match An Admissions Success for the University of Maine?

The last college admissions cycle was the first year for a new student recruitment program at the University of Maine called Flagship Match. In order to qualify for Flagship Match Tier One, students must have at least a 3.0 grade point average and SAT scores of 1,050 or higher. If […]
February 26, 2017

Why Should Academic Advising Affect Your College Choice?

Visit any college campus for an open house or take in a tour and information session and you will hear a few comments about academic advising. While academic advising is not the most discussed topic on a college visit, it could turn out to be an important reason to choose […]
February 21, 2017

College Costs Are Not Estimated the Same From School to School

In theory, when students and their families apply for financial aid and make plans to pay for college, college costs should be represented as the total costs for attendance. This would include not only the charges that you see on a term bill such as tuition and fees, room and […]
February 21, 2017

The ‘Power Suit’ is a Necessary College Cost

Last week, the Daily Targum, the campus newspaper at Rutgers University – New Brunswick reported that 40 college students were turned away from an undergraduate business school job fair because they wore suits of a color other than black or charcoal gray.  Reading the article, it appears that university administrators […]
February 13, 2017

Five Questions a Prospective Computer Science Major Must Answer

Computer Science is one of the more popular intended majors of incoming first-year college students. But the number who enter college intended towards the Computer Science majors at most colleges is far smaller than the number who declare the major in the sophomore year. The expectations of the freshman were […]
February 12, 2017

How to Work an Accepted Students Day

By now many college-bound high school seniors have not only received acceptance letters; they have also received invitations to the Accepted Students Day for at least one college that admitted them. Each year, colleges host an Accepted Students Day one or more times during their admission cycle to welcome prospective freshmen. The Accepted Students Day helps students and […]
February 6, 2017

Three Liberal Arts Colleges That Could Be Colleges That Change Lives

Drew University, a National Liberal Arts College based in my home state of New Jersey, is one that should become one of the Colleges That Change Lives. It is already listed in another college book, Colleges That Create Futures, published by the Princeton Review. But the Colleges That Change Lives […]