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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January 23, 2017

If You Want A Liberal Arts Major, Go To A Liberal Arts College

Today I posted my First Impressions of Vassar College, among the best schools for students who are interested in a liberal arts college, and have the academic chops to get in. The most popular majors at most colleges, large or small, are likely to be in subjects in the liberal […]
January 11, 2017

Six Questions That Should Be Answered From Your Campus Visits

Visiting college campuses can be anything from exciting to shocking. But unless the schools that are of most interest are within very easy commuting distance to allow your student the option to live at home, campus visits are a necessity. Not every college campus is the same. Campus visits help […]
December 19, 2016

Deferred Admissions Still Mean Opportunity

College admissions officers like Early Decision or Early Action. The more students they can admit through these avenues, the faster they can fill their class. But not all applicants get accepted. Some are placed in limbo. Neither accepted nor rejected they are deferred for consideration against the larger applicant pool. […]
November 28, 2016

How Risk-Based Student Loans Could Conceptually Work

With the election of a Republican president as well as Republican majorities in Congress and among state governors much discussion has been raised about considering risk in student loans. While this is an unpopular concept among educational leaders, it is one that more conservative politicians and opinion leaders will give […]
November 28, 2016

Admitted Early Action? Congratulations But Choose Wisely!

As the holiday season approaches college-bound seniors find good news in their mailbox, online or on paper. Early Action acceptances have arrived. Unlike Early Decision admissions, which require a binding commitment to a first-choice school, seniors admitted Early Action can take their time to review their college options, all the […]
November 7, 2016

A Case For the Political Science Major

I am a self-confessed political junkie and have followed the electoral process for many years.  I totally understand, given the current presidential election cycle that many college-bound students might be apprehensive about careers and an education in government and politics. Today, as we head into the close of the cycle, […]
November 3, 2016

How Great an Academic School is the University of Alabama?

Today the New York Times ran a story about the growing popularity of the University of Alabama, not in the sports section, but in Education Life entitled How The University of Alabama became a national player. The thought behind the story is that excellent students from other states, even far […]
November 2, 2016

How Important Are Alumni Admissions Interviews?

Today, a Facebook friend shared an article in the Los Angeles Times written by a Yale alumnus, and former alumni admissions interviewer. He writes why he will no longer conduct alumni interviews. I occasionally see alumni admissions interviews being conducted in local bookstores and coffee shops. The interviewee is almost […]
October 31, 2016

Can Merit Aid Affect A Choice Between Similar State Universities?

There is a saying among North Dakota football fans when describing the rivalry between their state universities: If you want to work the farm, you go to North Dakota State. If you want to own the farm you go to the University of North Dakota. It’s a fair bet that […]
October 24, 2016

The ‘Smartest’ Power 5 Football Conference Is…

The powers-that-be who manage the major college football playoffs will soon be releasing their first rankings of teams; a few (probably 10 to 12) of the Power 5 football conference member schools still have a chance to be playing for the national championship. The Power 5 football conferences include the […]

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