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

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 […]
January 13, 2017

College Football Might Face Competition From A Pro Developmental League

A former NFL player and father of two college football players, a former NFL head coach who won two Super Bowls and NFL star Tom Brady’s agent have announced the formation of a developmental football league that is likely to attract high school football stars who do not want to […]
January 9, 2017

Is Tuition-Free Public College Workable In New York State?

New York’s Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a proposal to offer free-tuition public college education to resident students over the next two years. If approved by the New York State Legislature, the proposal would likely benefit around 200,000 full-time students, although the governor believes that it would benefit thousands more. […]
November 9, 2016

Which College is the ‘Harvard of the South?’

The strongest college brand names in the US are probably Harvard and Notre Dame. I have never heard of a college being labeled “the Notre Dame of the South.” But I have heard of colleges that have been called “the Harvard of the South.” I’m not crazy about this label. Founded […]
September 26, 2016

Did Villanova University ‘Rise’ or ‘Fall’ in the US News Rankings?

If you’re a college basketball fan, its no doubt that you know that Villanova University was the 2016 National Champion in the NCAA Men’s Final Four. I have no doubt that Villanova will see more applications for admission this year—from college basketball fans, for sure—because winning certainly helps to get […]
August 10, 2016

My Time on Campus: Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University was the last school that I visited in the spring. Located in Middletown, Connecticut, Wesleyan is considered to be one of the “Little Three” among the leading liberal arts colleges that compete in the New England School College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) along with Amherst College (MA) and Williams […]
July 13, 2016

Making State Universities Cheaper Will Not Necessarily Make Them Better

The North Carolina legislature has passed a measure calling for three of its state universities to charge in-state tuition of no more than $500 per semester at three campuses: Elizabeth City State University, the University of North Carolina-Pembroke and Western Carolina University beginning in 2018. Out-of-state tuition at these three […]
May 17, 2016

‘Back A Boiler’ Is Interesting Financial Alternative for Purdue University Students

About four years ago I visited Purdue University, a charter member of the Big Ten as well as one of the leading research universities in the United States, especially in the sciences and engineering. Last week, I read a USA Today story about an interesting approach to financial aid at […]
May 2, 2016

My Time on Campus: Amherst College (MA)

Amherst College was the third New England school that I visited, though I spent only three hours there, mainly taking the campus tour and sitting in a crowded information session in a conference room. Amherst is one of the most selective (less than 15 percent of those who applied for […]

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