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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August 3, 2020
Rutgers-New Brunswick opens many gates to learning

You’re From New Jersey, But You Don’t Want to Go To Rutgers?

Living in Central New Jersey I frequently bump into high school students who are looking forward to going to Delaware, James Madison and many other schools. I always ask if they considered Rutgers. They always tell me no. They thought that the school was too big or too close to […]
July 28, 2020
Rutgers-New Brunswick opens many gates to learning

A Student Talks Up Rutgers-New Brunswick

The Rutgers-New Brunswick that I attended in the late 1970s/early 1980s is not the same school where I earned my MBA in the early 1990s. And no way is it the same Rutgers-New Brunswick current students attend today. Whenever you’re an alumnus of a college and you talk to a […]
July 16, 2020

How Catholic Do You Want Your Catholic College to Be?

Growing up Jewish in Central New Jersey, I admittedly did not know much about the traditions of other faiths. I take full blame as an adult. I could have taken religion courses at Rutgers or read more on my own. It would have given me a better perspective to understand […]
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 […]