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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., […]
December 16, 2015

My Time On Campus: The Johns Hopkins University

The Johns Hopkins University was the last school that I visited when I traveled through the Baltimore-Washington area at the beginning of November. I have visited Stanford this year, as well as Ivies on past travels. But I had never been to Johns Hopkins, a foolish oversight on my part, […]
December 16, 2015

My Time on Campus: Trinity College (CT)

In early October I made a trip to visit five New England colleges. Trinity College, located in Hartford, was the last on my trip. It was also my shortest visit, so my impressions will be briefer than most. I made a Pinterest page as well.  Founded in 1823, Trinity College […]
December 9, 2015

My Time on Campus: Howard University

I visited Howard University on the same day that I went to American. I spent only three hours there, but I gathered some interesting information and impressions. I also made a Pinterest page using some photos that I took and some taken by others. Founded in 1867, Howard came into […]
December 8, 2015

My Time on Campus: American University

I spent a week in November to catch up on campus visits to schools in the Baltimore-Washington area. American University was a school that I was anxious to visit. As Georgetown, George Washington (GW) and the University of Maryland-College Park, among others, have become more selective universities, American’s popularity is […]
December 7, 2015

My Time on Campus: Columbia University

The afternoon following my visit to Barnard, I went across the street to take a tour of the main campus of Columbia University. I did not spend enough time there to get more than some initial impressions. But I learned a few things that were worth of reporting and made […]
December 4, 2015

My Time On Campus: New York University (NYU)

I’ve visited many schools over the past two months and owe quite a few profiles. This week I went to visit New York University, more commonly known as NYU. I’ve walked around the neighborhood surrounding NYU many times. My first job after graduate school was about four blocks from there. […]

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