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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July 14, 2020

Do Your Homework: The Ivy League Schools Are Not Alike

I enjoyed doing my interview with Joie Mills, a rising junior at Brown University, a member of the Ivy League. Joie is not only bright; she is also quite perceptive. She did her research and found that Brown was the best fit Ivy League school for her. I meet too […]
July 14, 2020

A Student Talks Up UC-Santa Barbara (UCSB)

The University of California-Santa Barbara (UCSB) has one of the most beautiful campuses I could ever hope to visit. Unfortunately, life in COVID times does not make it possible for me to visit now. So when I was offered an opportunity to talk about the UCSB experience with a graduating […]
July 13, 2020

What is a Land Grant University?

Visit my College Profiles and you can read about the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. The first is a flagship targeting mainly the excellent students in Illinois, with sizable contingents from other countries. The second targets the very good as well as the […]
July 10, 2020

Why are STEM Classes So Hard?

Six years ago I bought a book: The Secrets of Top Students. Written by Stefanie Weisman, a former valedictorian at New York’s Stuyvesant High School and high achiever at Columbia University, this is perhaps the best and most pragmatic guide to academic success I have read that is relevant to […]
July 8, 2020

How Can You Plan for College Costs?

The new reality of COVID-19 has led families to consider college costs in a different light than before. Parents are questioning the “value” of a college education when it does not include the “college experience” outside of the classroom. But even if you intend to send your child to community […]
July 3, 2020

The Good and the Bad about Greek Life on Campus

Greek life is an important part of the campus culture at many schools. I have visited schools, Miami University of Ohio and Union College, among others, that host “mother chapters” of national fraternities. Ideally, students should be free to choose their friends and social setting, as long as they do not […]
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 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 […]

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