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.
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February 8, 2020
Over 18 months ago I wrote a post where I suggested four schools that should appear on more college lists. That’s been one of my more viewed posts. It’s now time to given props to four more schools that I have visited. None of these schools are exceptionally selective. But […]
February 3, 2020
I’ve recently finished a novel written partly around women’s basketball. While submitting the manuscript to publishers, I pay attention to colleges that call themselves a “basketball school.” To me a basketball school has to have strong programs for the men and the women. Looking at the top 15 men’s and women’s […]
January 31, 2020
This week Northern Illinois University announced that admissions will be test blind for the Fall, 2021 admissions cycle. All applicants with a 3.0 GPA or higher in a college preparatory program will be guaranteed admission with no need to submit standardized test scores. The exception: applicants to the Nursing program […]
January 27, 2020
Want to get into the major you want, but not go through the headaches of college admissions? You might want to consider a public university that openly promotes assured admissions. Assured admissions means that if you meet or beat certain numbers in college prep—GPA, SAT/ACT score, maybe class rank—you’re in. […]
January 20, 2020
Last week, Louisiana State University, more popularly called ‘LSU,’ won the NCAA Division I National Championship in College Football. I cheered on the LSU Tigers this season, even though I have no personal association with the school, or any of their usual sports rivals. I could not help but root […]
December 3, 2019
The main campus of the University of Alabama has been recruiting non-resident students quite aggressively since I have been a college advisor. While I have not had a chance to visit the school, I was curious to learn what some of the attractions might be. I looked at data on […]
December 2, 2019
When I was a junior in high school I regularly watched college football. I liked the pace of the game and the atmosphere around it. Two players from our high school team went on to play at the University of Michigan, one of my target schools at the time. I […]
November 5, 2019
Last week the NCAA’s Board of Governors voted to allow college athletes to be paid for the use of their name, image and likeness. They can also hire agents and sign endorsement deals. I’m all for allowing college athletes to make money from video games, public appearances, autograph signings and commercials. […]
November 4, 2019
High Point University (NC) gained notoriety within the higher education press this semester when it openly announced incentives for prospective students to apply Early Decision. The ethics of offering baubles such as a personal parking space or autographed books can come into question. But they are nothing compared with making […]
October 31, 2019
If you looked at four-year colleges as a selection of choices within a marketplace, which would you say have the largest market share of students? If you guessed the large flagship state schools such as Penn State-University Park or Rutgers-New Brunswick you would be wrong. Over 40 percent of college […]