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.

My college counseling services  at Educated Quest give you further insights, personalized to your student’s and your family’s interests and needs. I look forward to having you as a client and sharing my personal insights with you! Have a question or would like to know more about how to consider or compare colleges? Contact me at stuart@educatedquest.com or call me at 609-406-0062.

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June 25, 2020

Listen to a Student’s View of Brown University

Brown University is a school in many dreams. Aspirants dream about Brown not only because it is in the Ivy League, but also because of its open curriculum. For over fifty years, Brown has probably offered the most flexible education that you can get at a mid-sized research university. Brown […]
June 22, 2020

What Do You Need to Know About Merit Scholarships?

More and more colleges offer merit scholarships to prospective students, whether they need them or not.  Merit scholarships will be the most likely source to reduce college costs for many families because it is not tied to income, only academic performance or talent. Some of these awards require no additional […]
June 19, 2020

Colleges Think About the Future, But Families Must Think About the Now

Colleges think about the future in many ways. They invest, or divest in academic programs and facilities. They add services to better help their students to succeed, and make their lives more pleasant on campus.  But sometimes the ambitious plans of a college are not well timed with the ambitions […]
June 15, 2020

Five Mistakes to Avoid On College Admissions Essays

College admissions essays will become more important in the upcoming admissions cycle. Especially now that over half of US colleges have made the decision to go test optional. While more admissions offices will accommodate applicants who did not have enough opportunities to raise test score, most require essays. If you […]
June 14, 2020

Could Colleges Teach Everyone Online This Fall?

It is quite possible at some point this fall that colleges will need to teach everyone online. But colleges face will different issues than they did this spring. Colleges must offer more course sections and courses to accommodate them. . I’d like to share some issues and thoughts as to […]
June 12, 2020

What Do Colleges Do When They Don’t Have Space In Residence Halls?

Most recently many colleges have announced plans to reopen in the fall. Some of these plans call for residence halls to have fewer residents. Double rooms could become singles. Triples could become doubles. Quads could become doubles, too. College administrators have not faced a pandemic like COVID-19 before. But they […]
June 11, 2020

What is a Living-Learning Community?

The living-learning community was one of the topics that I covered during an interview with Dr. Cynthia Colon, host of Destination YOUniversity. No matter the size of the college, there will usually be more than one on campus. Rutgers, for example, has more than 70. So, what does a living-learning […]
June 10, 2020

College Football Recruiting: A Look Back at the Past

Right now college football recruiting is in a dead period.” But  college football recruiting is literally a second sport after football in many states.  I though that I would take a moment to show how it was done in the past. I picked up a biography of Harold “Red” Grange, […]
June 7, 2020

How Did Colleges Survive the Pandemic of 1918?

As colleges make their plans for the fall, I felt that it would useful to share information on how they handled pandemic conditions in the past. The Pandemic of 1918 stretched into two years, killing over 675,000 Americans. While scientists knew a lot less than they do today, many of […]
June 5, 2020

New York’s Washington Square, Benchmark of a Festive College Community

Whenever I visit New York City I have found no better place to meet friends than near NYU and Washington Square Park. During one visit I spent some time taking pictures of the neighborhood. Check them out on my Pinterest page. If you love cities and have the money for […]

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