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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.

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May 12, 2024

Girls for Algorithmic Justice Helps Lead The Way To Improve AI

My hometown, Matawan, New Jersey, has produced many exceptionally bright, interesting people, including Anika Dugal. Anika is founder of Girls for Algorithmic Justice. This is a global grassroots coalition of young women taking political action and advocacy to address the gender and racial disparities in artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. Prudential […]
May 12, 2024

I Don’t Buy Into the Forbes Definition of a Public Ivy

Forbes magazine recently came out with a list of schools that were considered to be a Public Ivy. The story also covered private institutions that were considered to be ‘New Ivies’. However, since I have written about my own definition of a Public Ivy before, I’ll stick to the public colleges […]
March 18, 2024

The Campus Visit Experience: How Should It Go?

There’s a saying that eyes are the windows to a person’s soul. But if that’s true then the front lobby and waiting area for the college admissions office is the front door to most campus visit experiences. Visit your friends in their homes and you can tell how they treat […]
August 21, 2023

How Could State Politics Affect College Decisions?

Politics at the federal level have always had major impact on college admissions, most specifically issues about financial aid. More recently, coming off two victories before the U.S Supreme Court, Students for Fair Admissions, a non-profit that filed suit against Harvard and the University of North Carolina system, and U.S. […]
August 11, 2023

Your diverse campus should be your ‘Camelot’

The most recent commentaries about diversity in college admissions took me back, way back to the spring of 1975. I was a freshman in high school involved in publicity and stage crew for the first large-scale musical in our school’s history, Camelot. This show was a great choice. Most of […]
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 […]