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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.
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September 29, 2020
My Public Ivy post for this cycle got more buzz than any previous Public Ivy post. So I would like to list the schools that came close, but slightly missed on the four-year graduation rate. Every school had to meet my cost criteria: charge less for room and board than […]
September 28, 2020
Every year that I put up my annual list of the Public Ivies I receive a lot of comments as well as criticism. This year’s post was no exception. So I thought that I would take a re-visit at the schools that were the Original Public Ivies. The phrases, Public […]
September 17, 2020
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 […]
September 16, 2020
US News has just released its 2020-21 college rankings. So it’s time for me to announce which schools are my Public Ivies. This is one of my most-read posts. I have no doubt that some will agree with my list, and many will not. However, I have a very different view […]
September 10, 2020
Regardless of the size of the college, nursing admissions are going to be the most competitive. Undergraduate nursing programs need to often specialized coursework and smaller laboratory classes. They also need to be able to provide clinical opportunities to every student. But until now, most nursing admissions have been test […]
September 9, 2020
Test optional admissions have become a “new normal” for the upcoming college admissions cycle. They have presented many concerns and questions for parents and students alike. There is also uncertainty about upcoming test centers and test dates as high schools and colleges plan to reopen this fall. This post features […]
September 8, 2020
Over the past four years I have written two posts about test blind admissions. My first was about Hampshire College, a rather eclectic school that was once on the brink of closing. My second was about Northern Illinois University, a regional public university that recently made the decision to go […]
August 26, 2020
I cannot travel to college campuses during this COVID reality, only provide virtual updates. I wrote an update about Indiana University-Bloomington a short time ago. But I also have an opportunity to bring you a recent graduate’s perspective. This past May Jane Silverstein earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sport Marketing […]
August 13, 2020
In pre-COVID times college sophomores, juniors, seniors looked forward to living in off-campus housing. They looked forward to the opportunity to live independently, not be tied to communal living like Greek life, and not be tied to a dining hall meal schedule. At some colleges off-campus housing might be the […]
August 11, 2020
With the start of a new school year upon us in high schools and college, there’s little doubt that every student will have online classes. Parents and students complained, often publicly, about online classes in colleges. They asked: “Why should we pay the same tuition as we would if these […]