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

June 6, 2017

Five Considerations About Campus Politics

During my freshman year in college, I covered campus politics for the Rutgers Daily Targum, one of the better college daily papers you will ever read. The stories of campus activism at Rutgers in the very late 1970s were much like they are on other campuses today, only there was […]
April 11, 2017

Lebanon Valley College (PA) Taught Me About College-Level Math

This past weekend, Lebanon Valley College (PA) held a Discovery Day program for prospective students, some already offered admission, others who are considering an application this fall or next. One highlight of Discovery Day was a presentation by three Mathematical Sciences professors. Mathematics and highlights might not seem like they […]
March 6, 2017

What Makes a Great State University?

Read college guides and visit college gossip sites and you will get different thoughts as to what makes a “great state university.” Some people might tell you that it’s the school with the highest rankings or the one that is the most selective. While those schools receive the most attention […]
March 6, 2017

Can the Trump Administration Make Good With HBCUs?

President Trump has signed a nationally publicized executive order that moved a small Federal office responsible towards Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) from the Department of Education to the White House. This was not the first presidential executive order focused on HBCUs, and it will not be the last […]
February 26, 2017

Is Flagship Match An Admissions Success for the University of Maine?

The last college admissions cycle was the first year for a new student recruitment program at the University of Maine called Flagship Match. In order to qualify for Flagship Match Tier One, students must have at least a 3.0 grade point average and SAT scores of 1,050 or higher. If […]
February 6, 2017

Three Liberal Arts Colleges That Could Be Colleges That Change Lives

Drew University, a National Liberal Arts College based in my home state of New Jersey, is one that should become one of the Colleges That Change Lives. It is already listed in another college book, Colleges That Create Futures, published by the Princeton Review. But the Colleges That Change Lives […]
February 1, 2017

Should Community College Begin Before High School Graduation?

One of the more interesting ideas that has reached into K12 and higher education are “2+2 programs” that allow high school students to pursue their diploma and a community college degree program at the same time. The community college courses are counted towards  high school graduation as well as the Associates […]
January 30, 2017

The Multi-Purpose Small Private College

It used to be that a small private college was considered to be specialized in the liberal arts. However, you are more often likely to see a small private college such as Cabrini University (PA), profiled on this site, offer a variety of undergraduate pre-professional degree programs. If you look at […]
January 18, 2017

Can Two Merged Vermont Public Colleges Work Better As One?

In November of 2016 the Board of Trustees of the Vermont State College system voted to merge two public colleges, Lyndon State College and Johnson State College, into a single school: Northern Vermont University. The merger will take effect on July 1, 2018. This is not the first time I […]
January 17, 2017

Rhode Island’s Proposed Twist on Free Public College Tuition

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo has proposed to have the Ocean State join New York to offer free public college tuition to the residents of her state, after eligibility for Federal and State need-based scholarships are considered. The presidents of Rhode Island’s three public colleges, the Community College of Rhode […]

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