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.

My college counseling services  at Educated Quest give you further insights, personalized to your student’s and your family’s interests and needs. I look forward to having you as a client and sharing my personal insights with you! 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.

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September 17, 2020

Five Mistakes to Avoid On College Admissions Essays

College admissions essays will become more important in the upcoming admissions cycle. Especially now that over half of US colleges have made the decision to go test optional. While more admissions offices will accommodate applicants who did not have enough opportunities to raise test score, most require essays. If you […]
September 16, 2020

The Public Ivies for 2020-21

US News has just released its 2020-21 college rankings. So it’s time for me to announce which schools are my Public Ivies. This is one of my most-read posts. I have no doubt that some will agree with my list, and many will not. However, I have a very different view […]
September 10, 2020

Nursing Admissions in the New Normal Called Test Optional

Regardless of the size of the college, nursing admissions are going to be the most competitive. Undergraduate nursing programs need to often specialized coursework and smaller laboratory classes. They also need to be able to provide clinical opportunities to every student. But until now, most nursing admissions have been test […]
September 9, 2020

The New Normal of Test Optional Admissions

Test optional admissions have become a “new normal” for the upcoming college admissions cycle. They have presented many concerns and questions for parents and students alike. There is also uncertainty about upcoming test centers and test dates as high schools and colleges plan to reopen this fall.  This post features […]
September 8, 2020

Can Colleges Go Too Far with Test Blind Admissions?

Over the past four years I have written two posts about test blind admissions. My first was about Hampshire College, a rather eclectic school that was once on the brink of closing. My second was about Northern Illinois University, a regional public university that recently made the decision to go […]
August 26, 2020

Talking Up Indiana University-Bloomington and Sports Marketing

I cannot travel to college campuses during this COVID reality, only provide virtual updates. I wrote an update about Indiana University-Bloomington a short time ago. But I also have an opportunity to bring you a recent graduate’s perspective. This past May Jane Silverstein earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sport Marketing […]
August 13, 2020

Here’s Help for Students Interested In Off-Campus Housing

In pre-COVID times college sophomores, juniors, seniors looked forward to living in off-campus housing. They looked forward to the opportunity to live independently, not be tied to communal living like Greek life, and not be tied to a dining hall meal schedule. At some colleges off-campus housing might be the […]
August 11, 2020

Online Classes Will Always Be Part of the College Experience

With the start of a new school year upon us in high schools and college, there’s little doubt that every student will have online classes. Parents and students complained, often publicly, about online classes in colleges. They asked: “Why should we pay the same tuition as we would if these […]
August 3, 2020
Rutgers-New Brunswick opens many gates to learning

You’re From New Jersey, But You Don’t Want to Go To Rutgers?

Living in Central New Jersey I frequently bump into high school students who are looking forward to going to Delaware, James Madison and many other schools. I always ask if they considered Rutgers. They always tell me no. They thought that the school was too big or too close to […]
July 28, 2020
Rutgers-New Brunswick opens many gates to learning

A Student Talks Up Rutgers-New Brunswick

The Rutgers-New Brunswick that I attended in the late 1970s/early 1980s is not the same school where I earned my MBA in the early 1990s. And no way is it the same Rutgers-New Brunswick current students attend today. Whenever you’re an alumnus of a college and you talk to a […]

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