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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October 20, 2020

Rutgers Offers An Honors Level Engineering Education

Engineering education comes in different forms. A small number of small colleges offer engineering majors. There are also small and mid-sized (3,000 to 7,500 students) institutes of technology. Still others pursue their engineering education at large universities such as Rutgers-New Brunswick. Each has their pluses and minuses. Undergrads receive the […]
October 6, 2020

What Are Some Challenges In Moving from High School to College?

One thing that is true for college-bound high school seniors. No matter whether they are at home or on campus, there will be challenges in the transition from high school to college.  Some will be academic; others will be social. Still others will be something completely different. Using my personal Facebook […]
September 30, 2020

LeMoyne College President Lives By Her Students

Located in Syracuse, New York, LeMoyne College is a smaller Jesuit school with around 2,700 undergraduates. It’s one of only 27 Jesuit colleges in our country, one of three in New York. Canisius College in Buffalo and Fordham University in the Big Apple are the others. I only recently came […]
September 29, 2020

Educated Quest’s Public Ivy Schools for 2020-21:The Runners Up

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

The Original Public Ivies Revisited

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

Five Mistakes to Avoid On College Admissions Essays

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

The Public Ivies for 2020-21

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

Nursing Admissions in the New Normal Called Test Optional

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

The New Normal of Test Optional Admissions

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

Can Colleges Go Too Far with Test Blind Admissions?

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 […]