Educated Quest College Insights 

Educated Quest is the rare college admissions site that addresses perceptions of “sacred cows” in the college search. These college insights separate fiction from the truth. They help students and parents consider and compare colleges best fit to their interests and needs.

Educated Quest 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. You will find them only here at Educated Quest.

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March 29, 2023

Is Duke the ‘Harvard of the South?’

About seven years ago, I wrote a post to help my readers decided which school would be the “Harvard of the South. I recently visited Duke to take a student-directed campus tour. So, I thought that I would revisit this post. I personally find the phrase Harvard of the South […]
February 20, 2023

How Could Change Happen at New College of Florida?

I wrote a review of New College of Florida as our world came out from pandemic times. I also mentioned the school in my book, The Good College. New College of Florida has also been one of the Colleges that Change Lives since 1996. New College’s leadership wants to “re-make” their college […]
February 13, 2023

Who Should Major in Computer Science?

Computer Science is one of the most popular, and often one of the most selective, college majors.  It is a restricted or impacted major at several schools, especially those in California. However, the best places to learn computer science and choose your specialty within it might not always be the […]
February 8, 2023

Original Research and the Liberal Arts

I have recently reviewed three liberal arts colleges that have different takes on independent research: Allegheny, Knox and Kalamazoo. All are deservedly Colleges That Change Lives, among the best liberal arts experiences in the country. These schools offer a supportive academic environment much like I have found at more selective […]
December 2, 2022

Rutgers Advocacy Corps Turns Students Into Lobbyists

I recently learned about a unique Rutgers class that you should know about called the Rutgers Advocacy Corps. It’s taught by Francine Pfeiffer, Rutgers’ Vice President for Federal Relations. Francine mentioned the Corps during a virtual presentation about the university’s lobbying activities and achievements in our nation’s capital. I wanted […]
November 17, 2022

Consider Public Universities that ‘Own’ a City and a College Town

Boston, Massachusetts has been historically called ‘America’s College Town.’ I won’t argue with the designation. But Boston might not be the best place for everyone to go to college. Some might find it too cold, too expensive, or too urban for their tastes. However, if you’re shopping for a college, you […]
November 1, 2022

UNC-Chapel Hill Admissions On Trial

I have been following the affirmative action cases under oral argument before the US Supreme Court. These cases involve Harvard and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Four years ago the Harvard case began its journey through the Federal court system. Back then, I wrote about Harvard, wondering why the […]
October 20, 2022

Seeking Truths About Test-Optional Admissions?

Test-optional admissions grew in practice at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. They are likely to be with us for years to come at many schools. I touch on test-optional admissions in my new book, The Good College. But I would like offer added thoughts for high school juniors and […]
September 25, 2022

Public Ivy Schools for 2022-23

The early fall has been the best time for me to announce my annual list of Public Ivy schools.  This is one of my most-read posts. I realize that some people may not like the phrase ‘Public Ivy’. That term was conceived by Richard Moll,  a former dean of admissions, to […]
September 13, 2022

Book Review: The Black Family’s Guide to College Admissions

The Black Family’s Guide to College Admissions is one of the newest, and more necessary, college advice guides around. It was one of the best college guides that I have read, because it presented new, unfamiliar viewpoints, at least for me. This is going to be a lengthy review. I had to […]