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 26, 2019

Rutgers’ Douglass Project Succeeds With Women in STEM

I probably write more about Rutgers than any other college advisor, but for good reasons. But the New Brunswick campus is the flagship state university in my home state, and it offers several benchmark academic programs that impact many students. One of the largest programs is the Douglass Project within […]
February 18, 2019

The Yet-to-Be Tamed World of Varsity College Esports

This past week NCAA president Mark Emmert addressed his annual convention and asked his audience a rhetorical question: Should the NCAA regulate college video game competition, aka varsity college esports?  As of today 128 colleges, small, mid-sized and large, belong to the National Association for College Esports (NACE). With few […]
February 7, 2019

Poets and Quants Serves Up Details on Business Schools

If someone was to use Poets and Quants to compare business school opportunities she could literally drown in information
January 30, 2019

Why Do Colleges Close Their Doors?

Last spring former NFL Hall of Fame player and Super Bowl champion coach Mike Ditka was a featured speaker at a dinner to try to save a college that was closing. It was not his alma mater, the University of Pittsburgh, but St. Joseph’s College (IN) where the Chicago Bears […]
January 23, 2019

Test-Mandatory Small Universities That Change Lives

Yesterday I updated a list of test-optional small universities that change lives that I started last month. Before writing my update, I had received comments on that post asking why some deserving schools were excluded. The main reason was that there were test mandatory. But test scores are not an obstacle […]
January 18, 2019

So You Want to Be a Psychology Major?

While the liberal arts are constantly under fire for the perceived value, the Psychology major is still one of the most popular choices on college campuses.  According to the National Center for Education Statistics, Psychology was a more popular major than Biology and Biomedical Sciences, Communications, and any other social […]
January 15, 2019

What Does It Mean to Be a Princeton University Tiger?

For 16 years I have lived near Princeton University as a shopper or tourist. Being one has certain privileges, especially when you can get a taste of what it means to be a Princeton Tiger. You get to attend amazing reunions Five and a half years ago, I “snuck into” […]
January 8, 2019

Division III Sports Through A Look At The College of New Jersey

Many high school student-athletes aspire to continue in their sport in college. But most are not likely to qualify for athletic scholarships. According to the NCAA nearly 450 four-year colleges compete in Division III sports and they offer no athletic scholarships at all. But among the vast majority of the […]
December 11, 2018

The Last Autumn: A Novel of a Princeton University Senior

I have not reviewed a book here for some time, but last week I finished The Last Autumn, a timely novel on the senior year of Alex Williams, Princeton University, Class of 2015. The author, Daniel Scavone, a college friend and a Henry Rutgers Scholar in English Literature, has sent […]
December 11, 2018

What Makes Princeton University Special Among Selective Schools?

Over the past couple of weeks I have spent almost a full day at Princeton University, only six miles from home. I have walked through the campus for 16 years, but never reviewed the university for this site. It’s really silly to cover Princeton as I would a lesser known […]

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