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.

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August 7, 2017

The Great Mistake or What Happens Going Forward after College Admissions Have Over-enrolled a Freshman Class?

Over the past two weeks you might have read that the University of California-Irvine has reinstated admissions for 290 students whose acceptances had been previously rescinded. The university had enforced close-of-year requirements that accepted students maintain their grades and submit their final transcript by a stated deadline. There was concern […]
June 7, 2017

Will Social Media Misconduct Always Lead to Revoked College Acceptances?

College acceptances are pleasant news in the college advising world, even when the stories are not about the students that you advised. We especially root for those who have truly worked hard to get into their “dream school,” and we do not like to hear that someone made a mistake […]
June 6, 2017

Five Considerations About Campus Politics

During my freshman year in college, I covered campus politics for the Rutgers Daily Targum, one of the better college daily papers you will ever read. The stories of campus activism at Rutgers in the very late 1970s were much like they are on other campuses today, only there was […]
April 11, 2017

Lebanon Valley College (PA) Taught Me About College-Level Math

This past weekend, Lebanon Valley College (PA) held a Discovery Day program for prospective students, some already offered admission, others who are considering an application this fall or next. One highlight of Discovery Day was a presentation by three Mathematical Sciences professors. Mathematics and highlights might not seem like they […]
March 6, 2017

What Makes a Great State University?

Read college guides and visit college gossip sites and you will get different thoughts as to what makes a “great state university.” Some people might tell you that it’s the school with the highest rankings or the one that is the most selective. While those schools receive the most attention […]
March 6, 2017

Can the Trump Administration Make Good With HBCUs?

President Trump has signed a nationally publicized executive order that moved a small Federal office responsible towards Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) from the Department of Education to the White House. This was not the first presidential executive order focused on HBCUs, and it will not be the last […]
February 26, 2017

Is Flagship Match An Admissions Success for the University of Maine?

The last college admissions cycle was the first year for a new student recruitment program at the University of Maine called Flagship Match. In order to qualify for Flagship Match Tier One, students must have at least a 3.0 grade point average and SAT scores of 1,050 or higher. If […]
February 6, 2017

Three Liberal Arts Colleges That Could Be Colleges That Change Lives

Drew University, a National Liberal Arts College based in my home state of New Jersey, is one that should become one of the Colleges That Change Lives. It is already listed in another college book, Colleges That Create Futures, published by the Princeton Review. But the Colleges That Change Lives […]
February 1, 2017

Should Community College Begin Before High School Graduation?

One of the more interesting ideas that has reached into K12 and higher education are “2+2 programs” that allow high school students to pursue their diploma and a community college degree program at the same time. The community college courses are counted towards  high school graduation as well as the Associates […]
January 30, 2017

The Multi-Purpose Small Private College

It used to be that a small private college was considered to be specialized in the liberal arts. However, you are more often likely to see a small private college such as Cabrini University (PA), profiled on this site, offer a variety of undergraduate pre-professional degree programs. If you look at […]