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

March 30, 2016

The University of California System is Not a System at All

This week I have read a story that the University of California system has supposedly relaxed admissions standards for non-residents who wanted to attend its member schools. While you might not read such a story about university systems in states such as Delaware, Michigan, Vermont and Virginia that have historically […]
March 29, 2016

The Good College President Revisited

Last year I wrote a post about The Good College President. Most recent travels have led me to write a new one. Last week I visited Lycoming College, a small (1,400 undergraduate) liberal arts college located in the heart of central Pennsylvania. Founded in 1812, Lycoming is one of the […]
February 2, 2016

Update: University of Maryland-College Park

The University of Maryland-College Park was one of the first large universities that I visited after starting EducatedQuest, and one of the best. I named the university a “Public Ivy” each year that I compiled the list, using different criteria each time. I had the opportunity to return to campus, […]
January 28, 2016

Is Harvard ‘America’s Best Undergraduate University’?

If there is a school that I have no reason to visit it’s Harvard. It’s not because I have already been there. It’s because Harvard’s brand image is probably stronger than the undergraduate education really is. Unless you’re a football fan who grew up rooting passionately for Notre Dame or […]
January 5, 2016

Public College Tuition Policies Touch All Politics

Given the interest in my post about the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, I took another look at the College Board’s table for in-state and out-of-state tuition at the flagship state universities in each U.S. state. I am amazed that states that have elected politically-conservative governors have managed to keep in-state […]
December 29, 2015

The Flagship State University That Is The Best Value for Non-Residents Is…

Since the 2008 recession, 48 of the 50 U.S state governments have cut funding for higher education, including their support for the flagship state university. The most common practice to offset the cuts is cut spending or to raise tuition and fees. Spending cuts are far more difficult to achieve […]
December 29, 2015

An Academic Look At the ‘Football Schools’ of 2015

I’m rare among college admissions advisors in that I am also a serious college football fan. Since politicians and pundits off pooh-pooh the idea that a “football school” can also be a serious academic institution.  I decided to take a quick look at the leading “football schools” in the U.S., […]
December 16, 2015

My Time On Campus: The Johns Hopkins University

The Johns Hopkins University was the last school that I visited when I traveled through the Baltimore-Washington area at the beginning of November. I have visited Stanford this year, as well as Ivies on past travels. But I had never been to Johns Hopkins, a foolish oversight on my part, […]
December 16, 2015

My Time on Campus: Trinity College (CT)

In early October I made a trip to visit five New England colleges. Trinity College, located in Hartford, was the last on my trip. It was also my shortest visit, so my impressions will be briefer than most. I made a Pinterest page as well.  Founded in 1823, Trinity College […]
December 9, 2015

My Time on Campus: Howard University

I visited Howard University on the same day that I went to American. I spent only three hours there, but I gathered some interesting information and impressions. I also made a Pinterest page using some photos that I took and some taken by others. Founded in 1867, Howard came into […]

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