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April 12, 2022

Getting To Know: Webb Institute (NY)

Webb Institute is the most unique college that I have ever visited. With just over 100 students– total– it’s also very small. There’s only one degree program: an ABET-accredited B.S in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.  Several schools also offer this degree as well as programs in Ocean Engineering. But […]
March 22, 2022

Getting To Know Cabrini University (PA)-Again

I now have the chance to get back to in-person visits. So, I dropped by to see my friend, Bryn Campbell, who recently became Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Cabrini University. Located in Radnor, Pennsylvania, a close suburb to Philadelphia, Cabrini is a small school with about 1,500 undergraduates. The […]
March 15, 2022

Getting To Know Union College (NY)-Again

I last visited Union College (NY) nine years ago.  I took advantage of the opportunity to attend a virtual counselors event so that I can give you an update. You can also check out my Pinterest page to see this beautiful campus. Union College is the fourth-oldest college in America.It […]
March 8, 2022

Getting to Know: Lake Forest College (IL)

Lake Forest College checks a few boxes for many students and parents who want a liberal arts college. It’s a small (1,600 undergrads) school with achievable admissions that’s close to a major city. Lake Forest College is 30 miles by car, one hour by Metra Rail, from Chicago. I earned […]
March 1, 2022

Getting to Know: College for Creative Studies (MI)

The College for Creative Studies (CCS) might have been one of my target schools if I was going to college in 2022. I wanted to design cars until I was 14. Unfortunately, there were fewer car manufacturers than there are now and fewer design studios. In 1974 a designer would […]
February 22, 2022

Getting to Know Ursinus College (PA)–Again

A liberal arts college with 1,500 students and one of America’s Colleges That Change Lives, Ursinus College is located less than an hour’s drive  from Philadelphia. This school takes a unique approach to admissions visits: a twilight tour and information session. The campus shows well in daylight, as you will see […]
February 21, 2022

UC Berkeley Might Need To Think Local In Admissions

To comply with a court order, UC Berkeley may need to welcome over 3,000 fewer freshmen and transfer students this fall. My past life was in urban planning and economic development. So, I was curious how this court order came about. It was the outcome of a case brought against […]
February 8, 2022

A Virtual Look at Eckerd College (FL)

I recently had a senior accepted to Eckerd College. So I attended a virtual live  information session and listened to several YouTubes to learn more about the school. One of the 40 Colleges That Change Lives, Eckerd College has a lot to sell itself. This college makes a nice viewbook, […]
February 1, 2022

Getting To Know The College of Wooster (OH)-Again

I visited the College of Wooster nine years ago as part of a trip to three ‘Ohio Six’ schools. Aside from accidentally locking my keys in my car, I really enjoyed this visit. Located about an hour’s drive from Cleveland, the College of Wooster has just under 2,000 undergrads. Everyone, […]
January 25, 2022

Getting To Know Denison University–Again

Cold weather and the Omicron variant have forced me back to virtual reviews for a little while. So, I contacted schools that I had visited before to ask if I could write an update. I’m very happy that Denison University was the first school to say yes. I took a […]