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

August 22, 2018

They’re Not ‘Dorms’, They’re Residence Halls

Residence halls are one of the most frequently mocked aspects of college life. But they are also one of the most important considerations for any family that is sending a child away to school. Residence halls are not called dorms anymore. Young children live in dorms when sent away to […]
August 14, 2018

How to Make Early Admissions Work For You

Early admissions have become a common trend as high school seniors consider where they might want to spend their college years. If you can get your applications completed before Thanksgiving, chances are that you will receive at least one acceptance before Christmas.  Colleges offer one or more approaches to early […]
August 13, 2018

Fountains May Tell You Something About a College Campus

Whenever you visit a college campus, chances are that you will run into a memorable landmark, quite often a fountain, spewing streams of water into the air. Some fountains that you see on a college campus are visually interesting, even beautiful, in their design. I used to be a city […]
August 6, 2018

Five of the Ugliest Features on a College Campus

Visit any college campus, even one known for aesthetic beauty, and you will find several features that make them appear less attractive. These features have little to nothing to do with architecture, but they may leave you with doubt as to how much care is taken to help the community, […]
July 30, 2018

Update: Is ‘Flagship Match’ An Admissions Success for the University of Maine?

The University of Maine has completed the second year of a student recruitment program called Flagship Match.  Developed to increase interest, applications and enrollment from the neighboring New England states, among others that have flagships with exceptionally competitive admissions, Flagship Match has achieved some successes in attracting new freshmen. Admitted […]
July 19, 2018

College Baseball or Pro?—Which Is The Healthier Option for Promising Players?

The best of the best high school baseball players have an advantage over their peers who play basketball, football and several other sports: they may have the option to play college baseball or sign a contact with a Major League team.  For those who are not expected to be drafted […]
July 16, 2018

Will the University of Wyoming Round Up More ‘Cowboys’?

Last week, the University of Wyoming launched an admissions advertising campaign under the tag line ‘The World Needs More Cowboys’. The original ad has a strong narrative, using the spirit of the cowboy from the Old West,  though the visual footage looks much like any other university ad that I […]
July 10, 2018

Five Tips For Submitting Graded Papers to Princeton University

Last week, Princeton University announced that all prospective students must submit a graded writing sample, preferably in English or History, as part of their application for admission.  While not the first school to ask for graded papers, Princeton University is the first to require them across a very large applicant […]
July 9, 2018

Has ‘Fly in Four’ Succeeded at Temple University?

Temple University is one of the more popular universities with New Jersey’s college-bound students who wish to leave the Garden State, ranking as high as sixth behind the University of Delaware, Penn State-University Park, Drexel, NYU and Villanova. I have profiled Temple before, but the most significant update that I […]
June 27, 2018

When Should You Do Summer College Visits?

College visits can be an exciting time, when they’re taken at the right time. I learned this over 40 years ago when my mother and I came to visit Rutgers during the summer after my junior year. Back then, my mother and I did the campus tour in her car, using […]

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