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 […]
November 9, 2016

Which College is the ‘Harvard of the South?’

The strongest college brand names in the US are probably Harvard and Notre Dame. I have never heard of a college being labeled “the Notre Dame of the South.” But I have heard of colleges that have been called “the Harvard of the South.” I’m not crazy about this label. Founded […]
November 3, 2016

How Great an Academic School is the University of Alabama?

Today the New York Times ran a story about the growing popularity of the University of Alabama, not in the sports section, but in Education Life entitled How The University of Alabama became a national player. The thought behind the story is that excellent students from other states, even far […]
October 24, 2016

The ‘Smartest’ Power 5 Football Conference Is…

The powers-that-be who manage the major college football playoffs will soon be releasing their first rankings of teams; a few (probably 10 to 12) of the Power 5 football conference member schools still have a chance to be playing for the national championship. The Power 5 football conferences include the […]
October 18, 2016

Are Jesuit Colleges ‘Good’ Schools?

There are 28 Jesuit colleges in the United States of varying sizes. Georgetown University, founded in 1789, is the oldest. Wheeling Jesuit University (WV) founded as Wheeling College in 1954, is the youngest. These schools have undergraduate student body sizes ranging from just over 1,000 (Wheeling Jesuit) to more than […]
October 12, 2016

Are The Colleges That Change Lives ‘Good’ Schools?

There are many books you can buy that profile colleges and universities. Among the more notable is The Colleges That Change Lives.  There have been four editions of The Colleges That Change Lives since 1996; the most recent edition was released in 2013. The major purpose behind the book has […]
September 26, 2016

Did Villanova University ‘Rise’ or ‘Fall’ in the US News Rankings?

If you’re a college basketball fan, its no doubt that you know that Villanova University was the 2016 National Champion in the NCAA Men’s Final Four. I have no doubt that Villanova will see more applications for admission this year—from college basketball fans, for sure—because winning certainly helps to get […]
September 19, 2016

Is the College of William & Mary a ‘Public Ivy’ or ‘Duke At a Discount?’

Last week I “picked on” the University of Virginia and its non-resident charges. This week I would like to take a look at the College of William & Mary, a school that I visited several years ago before founding this site. William & Mary is a great school. It was […]
August 10, 2016

My Time on Campus: Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University was the last school that I visited in the spring. Located in Middletown, Connecticut, Wesleyan is considered to be one of the “Little Three” among the leading liberal arts colleges that compete in the New England School College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) along with Amherst College (MA) and Williams […]