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

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 18, 2018

Five Tips For Crafting Your Pre-Law Experience

Ask any college admissions officer about the “pre-law” program at their school. You will likely get the same answer: there is no  pre-law major or any other specific college major that is required for law school admissions.  Some colleges offer guidance than others. Siena College, located near Albany, New York, […]
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 […]
June 6, 2018

College Rankings Do Not Make a College’s Reputation

I’m always concerned when a media source tries to determine a college’s reputation by using a survey of a single target population in its college rankings. US News, for example, places unfair weight on the results of “reputation surveys” of school guidance counselors as well as senior college administrators. I […]
May 30, 2018

Is a Graduate Business Degree Necessary If You Studied Business in College?

Binghamton University, where I recently visited, has one of the better organized undergraduate business degree programs around. Yet when I asked a panel of excellent students and a dean if they believed that they would need a graduate business degree for career success, the dean said that they would, in […]
May 23, 2018

I Wish These Four Schools Appeared On More College Lists

It’s been seven years since Educated Quest went live with its first college profiles. These days you can find profile pages posted since the start of last year. However, I have visited over 150 colleges across most of our country, and have only now started posting updates. In reporting on […]
April 18, 2018

Is An Undergraduate Journalism Education Worthwhile?

During my recent visit to Syracuse University I got to listen to a panel of undergraduate Newspaper/Online Journalism majors at the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications. Impressed by their diligence and college resumes, I asked them if graduate school was in their future. Possibly, they answered, but not in journalism. […]

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