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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January 13, 2021

Beloit College Is Proactive-And Might Be Affordable, Too

The oldest college in Wisconsin, Beloit College is one of the Colleges That Change Lives. It has been so for nearly 30 years. I hope that you will listen to my conversation with Erin Guth, Director of Recruitment to learn more. Beloit College is a small school with less than […]
January 5, 2021

Here’s A Plug for Student-Athletes

Over 175,000 college student-athletes compete in NCAA Division I sports. Most compete at a  lower profile than the basketball and football players who get the most press. But that does not mean that their sport means less to these student-athletes, especially those who compete over long seasons. Matthew Lepine is […]
December 22, 2020

Food for Thought About the College Dining Hall

You might remember meals at your college dining hall fondly–or not so fondly. Back in “my day” at Rutgers I was greeted at the entrance to the dining hall with a sign that said: ‘Come Early, Avoid the Lines.’ I never thought that I would spend several of my post college […]
December 18, 2020

Colorado College, A Selective Liberal Arts College On Blocks

Colorado College, like Cornell College, uses a block plan schedule. However, Colorado College has about twice the number of students (just over 2,000), is less isolated, but far more selective. Located in Colorado Springs, this school is 40 minutes from Denver. One can easily imagine that a small college with […]
December 17, 2020
St. Olaf College in the snow.

St. Olaf College Offers ‘Minnesota Nice’ Surprises

It would have been tough to get to St. Olaf College (MN) for a visit, COVID or no COVID. I’ve been to Minnesota twice on business and visit family, and winter feels longer than it does in New Jersey. St. Olaf College is quite impressive, but it is also different […]
December 16, 2020

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, An Undergraduate Oriented STEM School

Engineering and the hard sciences are very demanding subjects at any school. But some, like Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN) stand out as great schools to learn them. I tend to like smaller schools when it comes to STEM, and I have visited a few where undergraduates get the lions […]
December 14, 2020

Cornell College Teaches ‘Round The Blocks

At the start of the pandemic I wrote about creative colleges that use a block plan. Cornell College, a liberal arts college located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, has operated on a block plan for over four decades. The college has a nice collection of YouTube productions on the campus, the […]
December 1, 2020

Centre College (KY) Does All A Liberal Arts College Should Do

If you visit Educated Quest, you probably know that I try to write about colleges that are good values. Centre College, based in Danville, Kentucky, has been on my radar for several years. I have not had the opportunity to visit, but I have tried to do the next best […]
November 10, 2020

Looking for Good Public College Values?

Since starting Educated Quest I’ve often given my opinion of “the good college.” To me a good college is does well by the students. A good college: Guides a clear majority of its freshmen and transfer students to a degree Helps them to set a direction for their future Provides […]
November 10, 2020

Chatham University Eden Hall: A Sustainable Campus Community

I visited Chatham University (PA) a few years ago. That was  shortly before the school opened Eden Hall, America’s first sustainable college campus. Located a half hour from Chatham’s main campus in Pittsburgh, Eden Hall is a living-learning community. Eden Hall is also host to unique bachelors and masters programs […]