College Insights

EducatedQuest is the rare college admissions site that addresses perceptions of “sacred cows” in the college search through unique college insights. My college insights explain the fiction and truth on these topics to help students and parents consider and compare colleges best fit to their interests and needs. EducatedQuest college insights are quite unique to Web sites that offer college admissions advise or college profiles. You will not find these college insights in college rankings books or the guides that you find on the shelves at your nearest bookstore.

As you read these college insights and continue on the journey to college, keep two things in mind:

  • It’s a college admissions officers job to “sell” parents and students on campus and community; and,
  • It is also their job to “sell” services performed by people

Some colleges build community and perform services better than others. My college insights can get you started. My college counseling services  give you further insights, personalized to your student’s and your family’s interests and needs. Have a comment on any of these College Insights? Please complete the comment box after you read it.

Have a question or would like to know more about how to consider or compare colleges? Contact me at stuart@educatedquest.com or call me at 609-406-0062

November 6, 2019
An engineering degree at Georgia Tech is a great credential

Engineering Degree + Extra Skills = Better Career

I never considered pursuing an engineering degree, even though I am the son of an engineer. An engineering degree requires a love for math and science that I never had through my K-12 education. I did okay in these subjects. Thankfully, no one pressured me to major in them. Unfortunately, […]
November 5, 2019

College Athletes Can Now Earn More Money Off the Field

Last week the NCAA’s Board of Governors voted to allow college athletes to be paid for the use of their name, image and likeness.  They can also hire agents and sign endorsement deals. I’m all for allowing college athletes to make money from video games, public appearances, autograph signings and commercials. […]
November 4, 2019

High Point University: Will Incentives Matter?

High Point University (NC) gained notoriety within the higher education press this semester when it openly announced incentives for prospective students to apply Early Decision.  The ethics of offering baubles such as a personal parking space or autographed books can come into question. But they are nothing compared with making […]
October 31, 2019

When Should You Consider Regional Public Colleges?

If you looked at four-year colleges as a selection of choices within a marketplace, which would you say have the largest market share of students?  If you guessed the large flagship state schools such as Penn State-University Park or Rutgers-New Brunswick you would be wrong. Over 40 percent of college […]
October 7, 2019

Who Were My College Advisors?

The field of college admissions counseling is fairly new. Most of us did not have the benefit of working with college advisors when we were applying to colleges. I was actually lucky I had two, my parents. My father passed away last week. He previously survived a heart attack and […]
September 18, 2019

Many Get A Discount at the University of New Mexico—More Might Get Free Tuition!

Since 1941 New Mexico license plates have featured the words: “Land of Enchantment.”  With a recent proposal for free public college, New Mexico might just live up to that nickname for higher education.  Today Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced a proposal to make free public college tuition a reality for […]
September 16, 2019

The Public Ivy Schools for 2019-20

The start of the new admissions cycle is also the time that I begin to compile my list of ‘Public Ivy’ schools. Only I have may have a different view of what makes a school a Public Ivy.  To me a Public Ivy should: Retain at least 90 percent of […]
September 9, 2019

Changes in College Admissions You Should Know

College admissions officers belong to a volunteer membership association, the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). The organization sets professional and ethical standards for the college admissions process and the admissions community. Beginning last year NACAC was the focus of an investigation by the US Department of Justice  (DOJ) […]
July 22, 2019

Why Does The George Washington University Need to ‘Right Size’?

I have visited The George Washington University several times over the past three decades. It’s my wife’s alma mater. She gave me my first tour the year after we were married. The George Washington University is the best located college in America for anyone who wants to become involved in politics […]
June 4, 2019

A College Town With Growing Pains

For the past 16 years I have lived in a college town that probably never intended to be a college town.  Home to The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) since 1935, Ewing is situated almost in the center between Princeton and Trenton. Between TCNJ and Rider University, located in nearby […]

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