July 16, 2020

How Catholic Do You Want Your Catholic College to Be?

Growing up Jewish in Central New Jersey, I admittedly did not know much about the traditions of other faiths. I take full blame as an adult. I could have taken religion courses at Rutgers or read more on my own. It would have given me a better perspective to understand […]
July 15, 2020

What Exactly Do College Admissions Officers Do?

College admissions officers are the front lines not only for their schools.Those of you who work in traditional businesses might consider the college admissions officers to be the sales force.  If you are already into the college search, you’ve probably seen college admissions officers at college fairs or during your […]
July 14, 2020

Do Your Homework: The Ivy League Schools Are Not Alike

I enjoyed doing my interview with Joie Mills, a rising junior at Brown University, a member of the Ivy League. Joie is not only bright; she is also quite perceptive. She did her research and found that Brown was the best fit Ivy League school for her. I meet too […]
July 14, 2020

A Student Talks Up UC-Santa Barbara (UCSB)

The University of California-Santa Barbara (UCSB) has one of the most beautiful campuses I could ever hope to visit. Unfortunately, life in COVID times does not make it possible for me to visit now. So when I was offered an opportunity to talk about the UCSB experience with a graduating […]
July 13, 2020

What is a Land Grant University?

Visit my College Profiles and you can read about the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. The first is a flagship targeting mainly the excellent students in Illinois, with sizable contingents from other countries. The second targets the very good as well as the […]
July 10, 2020

Why are STEM Classes So Hard?

Six years ago I bought a book: The Secrets of Top Students. Written by Stefanie Weisman, a former valedictorian at New York’s Stuyvesant High School and high achiever at Columbia University, this is perhaps the best and most pragmatic guide to academic success I have read that is relevant to […]
July 9, 2020

Thoughts on College Return on Investment

In all of the noise on college admissions, you have probably read feature stories on the return on investment in a college education. To me, all of these stories are nothing but noise.I have to read these college return on investment stories. That’s part of my job. But I also […]
July 8, 2020

How Can You Plan for College Costs?

The new reality of COVID-19 has led families to consider college costs in a different light than before. Parents are questioning the “value” of a college education when it does not include the “college experience” outside of the classroom. But even if you intend to send your child to community […]
July 7, 2020

Must You Choose Only Brand Name Colleges?

Every spring parents and students go down to the wire, trying to select schools from those that have offered admission, and quite possibly those that have a waiting list. The very good student, as opposed to the best of the best, has an interesting choice. Go to any one of […]