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May 2, 2016

My Time on Campus: Amherst College (MA)

Amherst College was the third New England school that I visited, though I spent only three hours there, mainly taking the campus tour and sitting in a crowded information session in a conference room. Amherst is one of the most selective (less than 15 percent of those who applied for […]
April 27, 2016

UMaine’s Flagship Match Might Boost Non-Resident Student Recruitment

Next year the University of Maine (UMaine) launches a program called Flagship Match. Admitted students who come from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania will pay no more in tuition and fees than they would pay to attend their flagship state university. There is a provision: they must have […]
April 13, 2016

My Time on Campus: Stanford University

Stanford University is the most selective private college in the US as of the conclusion of this year’s admissions cycle. Less than five percent of the students who applied to Stanford were invited to become part of its Class of 2020. I had the privilege of visiting Stanford last year. I […]
March 30, 2016

The University of California System is Not a System at All

This week I have read a story that the University of California system has supposedly relaxed admissions standards for non-residents who wanted to attend its member schools. While you might not read such a story about university systems in states such as Delaware, Michigan, Vermont and Virginia that have historically […]
March 29, 2016

The Good College President Revisited

Last year I wrote a post about The Good College President. Most recent travels have led me to write a new one. Last week I visited Lycoming College, a small (1,400 undergraduate) liberal arts college located in the heart of central Pennsylvania. Founded in 1812, Lycoming is one of the […]
February 2, 2016

Update: University of Maryland-College Park

The University of Maryland-College Park was one of the first large universities that I visited after starting EducatedQuest, and one of the best. I named the university a “Public Ivy” each year that I compiled the list, using different criteria each time. I had the opportunity to return to campus, […]
January 28, 2016

Is Harvard ‘America’s Best Undergraduate University’?

If there is a school that I have no reason to visit it’s Harvard. It’s not because I have already been there. It’s because Harvard’s brand image is probably stronger than the undergraduate education really is. Unless you’re a football fan who grew up rooting passionately for Notre Dame or […]
January 5, 2016

Public College Tuition Policies Touch All Politics

Given the interest in my post about the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, I took another look at the College Board’s table for in-state and out-of-state tuition at the flagship state universities in each U.S. state. I am amazed that states that have elected politically-conservative governors have managed to keep in-state […]
December 29, 2015

The Flagship State University That Is The Best Value for Non-Residents Is…

Since the 2008 recession, 48 of the 50 U.S state governments have cut funding for higher education, including their support for the flagship state university. The most common practice to offset the cuts is cut spending or to raise tuition and fees. Spending cuts are far more difficult to achieve […]
December 29, 2015

An Academic Look At the ‘Football Schools’ of 2015

I’m rare among college admissions advisors in that I am also a serious college football fan. Since politicians and pundits off pooh-pooh the idea that a “football school” can also be a serious academic institution.  I decided to take a quick look at the leading “football schools” in the U.S., […]

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