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

February 14, 2020

Student-Athletes Must Check Out A Coach’s Commitment

Student-athletes took a new stage this week as  New Jersey native and former Dallas Cowboy star Drew Pearson blasted Michigan State’s new head football coach, Mel Tucker, on Twitter. Pearson’s grandson, Toren Pittman, had been recruited to the University of Colorado by Coach Tucker. The coach had told Pittman, a […]
February 8, 2020

I Wish These Four Schools Got On More College Lists: 2020 Edition

Over 18 months ago I wrote a post where I suggested four schools that should appear on more college lists.  That’s been one of my more viewed posts. It’s now time to given props to four more schools that I have visited.  None of these schools are exceptionally selective. But […]
February 4, 2020

Could the University of California System Go Test Optional?

The University of California System is one of the more interesting, and educationally successful experiments in public education. Most recently, a task force for the system investigated the possibilities for its schools to switch from test mandatory to test optional admissions. . The task force report advised against going test optional […]
February 3, 2020

A Data Dive Into a ‘Basketball School’, Gonzaga University

I’ve recently finished a novel written partly around women’s basketball. While submitting the manuscript to publishers, I pay attention to colleges that call themselves a “basketball school.”  To me a basketball school has to have strong programs for the men and the women.  Looking at the top 15 men’s and women’s […]
January 31, 2020

Will ‘Test Blind’ Admissions Work at Northern Illinois University?

This week Northern Illinois University announced that admissions will be test blind for the Fall, 2021 admissions cycle. All applicants with a 3.0 GPA or higher in a college preparatory program will be guaranteed admission with no need to submit standardized test scores. The exception: applicants to the Nursing program […]
January 27, 2020

Should You Check Out Schools with Assured Admissions?

Want to get into the major you want, but not go through the headaches of college admissions? You might want to consider a public university that openly promotes assured admissions. Assured admissions means that if you meet or beat certain numbers in college prep—GPA, SAT/ACT score, maybe class rank—you’re in. […]
January 20, 2020

A Data Dive Into Louisiana State University (LSU)

Last week, Louisiana State University, more popularly called ‘LSU,’ won the NCAA Division I National Championship in College Football. I cheered on the LSU Tigers this season, even though I have no personal association with the school, or any of their usual sports rivals. I could not help but root […]
December 3, 2019

A Look At The University of Alabama

The  main campus of the University of Alabama has been recruiting non-resident students quite aggressively since I have been a college advisor. While I have not had a chance to visit the school, I was curious to learn what some of the attractions might be.  I looked at data on […]
December 2, 2019

Can A Football Coach Reboot His Team and a Campus Culture?

When I was a junior in high school I regularly watched college football. I liked the pace of the game and the atmosphere around it. Two players from our  high school team went on to play at the University of Michigan, one of my target schools at the time. I […]
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. […]

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