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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April 9, 2020

A Data Dive Into Iowa State University

Iowa State University got on my radar this week. Katharine Johnson Suski, Executive Director of Admissions, wrote a kind and thoughtful letter to prospective students that went viral.  This large university is trying to be as fair as possible to help prospective students. The deposit deadline has been extended to […]
March 26, 2020

Virtual College Visits: How Much Do You Learn?

You’ll notice that I’ve recorded a few virtual college visits over the past two weeks. I had been scheduled to see these schools in person, starting with Tufts.  Virtual college visits are often the first impressions that college-bound students get about different schools. But you cannot limit yourself to viewing admissions […]
March 23, 2020

Could More Colleges Go Test Optional Post COVID-19?

Last week the admissions office at Case Western Reserve University announced that the university would offer test-optional admissions for the next admissions cycle. This will benefit high school juniors who might be considering the school for their lists next fall. Their opportunity to take the ACT or SAT has been […]
February 26, 2020

Can a Public University Drop Scholarship Intercollegiate Athletics?

I’ve always been a supporter of intercollegiate athletics under the right circumstances. Intercollegiate athletics offers opportunities for students to continue in their sport, and sometimes try a new one. They may also help to bond a campus community as well as town and gown. Four professors at Eastern Washington University […]
February 14, 2020

Student-Athletes Must Check Out A Coach’s Commitment

Student-athletes took a new stage this week as  New Jersey native and former Dallas Cowboy star Drew Pearson blasted Michigan State’s new head football coach, Mel Tucker, on Twitter. Pearson’s grandson, Toren Pittman, had been recruited to the University of Colorado by Coach Tucker. The coach had told Pittman, a […]
February 8, 2020

I Wish These Four Schools Got On More College Lists: 2020 Edition

Over 18 months ago I wrote a post where I suggested four schools that should appear on more college lists.  That’s been one of my more viewed posts. It’s now time to given props to four more schools that I have visited.  None of these schools are exceptionally selective. But […]
February 3, 2020

A Data Dive Into a ‘Basketball School’, Gonzaga University

I’ve recently finished a novel written partly around women’s basketball. While submitting the manuscript to publishers, I pay attention to colleges that call themselves a “basketball school.”  To me a basketball school has to have strong programs for the men and the women.  Looking at the top 15 men’s and women’s […]
January 31, 2020

Will ‘Test Blind’ Admissions Work at Northern Illinois University?

This week Northern Illinois University announced that admissions will be test blind for the Fall, 2021 admissions cycle. All applicants with a 3.0 GPA or higher in a college preparatory program will be guaranteed admission with no need to submit standardized test scores. The exception: applicants to the Nursing program […]
January 27, 2020

Should You Check Out Schools with Assured Admissions?

Want to get into the major you want, but not go through the headaches of college admissions? You might want to consider a public university that openly promotes assured admissions. Assured admissions means that if you meet or beat certain numbers in college prep—GPA, SAT/ACT score, maybe class rank—you’re in. […]
January 20, 2020

A Data Dive Into Louisiana State University (LSU)

Last week, Louisiana State University, more popularly called ‘LSU,’ won the NCAA Division I National Championship in College Football. I cheered on the LSU Tigers this season, even though I have no personal association with the school, or any of their usual sports rivals. I could not help but root […]

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