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.

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June 23, 2021

Getting to Know The College of William & Mary

I was not a college advisor when I first set foot on the campus of the College of William & Mary. But I did visit campus with my parents years before as part of touring Colonial Williamsburg. . I’m hoping to tour campus in post-pandemic times, but for now I […]
June 22, 2021

PASSHE Consolidation Plan Is All Wrong

As a New Jersey resident close to the Pennsylvania border, I must read news stories about the state and state-related universities in two states. There’s one good reason: some schools in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, aka PASSHE, offer tuition reductions for New Jersey residents. Qualified Garden State […]
June 16, 2021

Getting to Know North Carolina State University

Back in December I did an interview with Jalen McGee, a recent graduate of North Carolina State University, who told me about how the university helped him on his way to an engineering career. More recently, I had an opportunity to attend a virtual  Out-of-State Counselors session hosted by the […]
June 8, 2021

Is Flagship Match Still Working for the University of Maine?

The University of Maine has been through four years of a student recruitment program called Flagship Match.  It was developed to target students from states that have flagships with exceptionally competitive admissions. Qualified students come from California, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. […]
June 2, 2021

Getting to Know Michigan State University Honors College

Too often Michigan State University gets overshadowed by its Big Ten sister school, the University of Michigan. But Michigan State’s Honors College offers enough to make prospective Wolverines consider becoming Spartans. Admission to the Honors College is by invitation. But prospective freshmen can submit an additional essay and mid-year senior […]
May 25, 2021

Getting to Know Elon University (NC)

Elon University gets on quite a few lists in Central New Jersey. There are good reasons why. Elon has a beautiful campus and as you will read further, it has some impressive student services. Currently, just over ten percent of Elon undergrads come from the Garden State, second only to the […]
May 18, 2021

Getting to Know the University of Denver

I had hoped to visit the University of Denver at a conference last June. But that was cancelled due to COVID. The opportunity to visit in person could come next year, but in the meantime I took a virtual visit. I gathered some photos on Pinterest for you. There’s also […]
May 10, 2021

Getting to Know Wheaton College (MA)

Wheaton College (MA) is an excellent liberal arts college that gets lost among the more famous names in New England. I have gathered a few photos of Wheaton College on Pinterest. There’s also a nice 2.5 minute commercial for the college that was made by students in the Film and Media […]
May 5, 2021

Getting to Know UMass Commonwealth Honors College

During the fall I wrote that public honors colleges could be winners within our COVID reality. I have had the privilege to visit some in person, but none as large as the Commonwealth Honors College at UMass-Amherst. I had an opportunity to take a short virtual tour of the Honors […]
April 28, 2021

Getting to Know Belmont University (TN)

Belmont University is located in Nashville, one of America’s fastest growing cities and entertainment capitals. It has attracted attention out my way for music and music business, so I was motivated to learn more.  I gathered a few photos of Belmont University from Pinterest so you can see some of […]