College Search Tips

I have  many FREE college search tips on Educated Quest related to admissions, choosing a major, comparing schools, visiting college campuses, financial aid, impending education policies, internship and entry-level job searches, and much more!

You won’t find many of these college search pieces on any other college admissions Web site or in the books and magazines at your nearest bookstore. These tips are based on my campus visits as well as my experiences doing business with colleges and universities. These tips may help you consider academic programs or to do your homework to find your “best fit” schools.

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July 23, 2015

The First Five Myths about College Admissions That You Should Know

Today, you will read about five myths that you hear or read about college admissions, as well as the truth. There are more than five, so watch for more posts throughout the summer. Myth Number 1. The best college for you is the one that will be hardest for you to […]
July 22, 2015

College Admissions and the ‘Cool Factor’

I am currently working on my First Impressions of the University of Cincinnati (UC), considered to be a “Hot College” by some media sources such as Forbes, U.S.News, PolicyMic and The Princeton Review for different reasons. Its not uncommon for a college admissions office to pull out the stops in its marketing material and […]
July 22, 2015

The College Admissions Process Is Like Buying a New House

Visiting colleges like a parent teaches you a great deal about the sales process that college admissions officers use to attract the best possible freshman class. It’s a sales process because the work that college admissions officers do is very much like real estate sales people do when they sell […]
July 20, 2015

Academic Advising and the Student-Athlete

I recently finished Cheated, an account of the academic “scandal” at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. The events led to the resignation of the university’s chancellor as well as the firing of a head football coach. The most serious issue brought up in Cheated is that athletes, mainly football and basketball players were […]
July 14, 2015

Money Magazine’s College Rankings Try to Define Value

I’ve never been a fan of college rankings. But they are a necessary evil for magazine publishers.It’s more challenging to define the “value” of a college education than it is for a house or a car, or anything else that involves a long term financial commitment. As college rankings go, […]
July 7, 2015

The Value of Cooperative Education

Cooperative education programs have become more popular with college-bound students because they help them the build an impressive resume while also allowing them to earn more money towards their education. They are mandatory for engineering and business majors at some schools, voluntary at others. The value of cooperative education depends […]
May 26, 2015

The Death of the Liberal Arts College Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

It’s been a little while since my last post, but I have a few surprises in store for readers in the coming weeks on EducatedQuest. The first, following a glorious Memorial Day holiday in my New Jersey home, is based on a visit to one of the next colleges I […]

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