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 28, 2018

Try To Avoid Remedial Math In College

Remedial math instruction has been a fact of life for many who start at two-year or four-year colleges. Colleges have offered non-credit remedial math instruction to help incoming students become more prepared for the more demanding academic work that happens in the later semesters. Depending on how these courses are […]
August 28, 2018

Are You a ‘Heavily Recruited’ High School Senior?

If you are a college-bound high school senior, regardless of grades and standardized test scores, you have likely received at least one brochure or letter from a college that is interested in receiving your application—to the point where the admissions office will even let you complete it on their Web […]
August 22, 2018

They’re Not ‘Dorms’, They’re Residence Halls

Residence halls are one of the most frequently mocked aspects of college life. But they are also one of the most important considerations for any family that is sending a child away to school. Residence halls are not called dorms anymore. Young children live in dorms when sent away to […]
August 14, 2018

How to Make Early Admissions Work For You

Early admissions have become a common trend as high school seniors consider where they might want to spend their college years. If you can get your applications completed before Thanksgiving, chances are that you will receive at least one acceptance before Christmas.  Colleges offer one or more approaches to early […]
August 13, 2018

Fountains May Tell You Something About a College Campus

Whenever you visit a college campus, chances are that you will run into a memorable landmark, quite often a fountain, spewing streams of water into the air. Some fountains that you see on a college campus are visually interesting, even beautiful, in their design. I used to be a city […]
August 6, 2018

Five of the Ugliest Features on a College Campus

Visit any college campus, even one known for aesthetic beauty, and you will find several features that make them appear less attractive. These features have little to nothing to do with architecture, but they may leave you with doubt as to how much care is taken to help the community, […]
July 30, 2018

Update: Is ‘Flagship Match’ An Admissions Success for the University of Maine?

The University of Maine has completed the second year of a student recruitment program called Flagship Match.  Developed to increase interest, applications and enrollment from the neighboring New England states, among others that have flagships with exceptionally competitive admissions, Flagship Match has achieved some successes in attracting new freshmen. Admitted […]
July 19, 2018

College Baseball or Pro?—Which Is The Healthier Option for Promising Players?

The best of the best high school baseball players have an advantage over their peers who play basketball, football and several other sports: they may have the option to play college baseball or sign a contact with a Major League team.  For those who are not expected to be drafted […]
July 16, 2018

Will the University of Wyoming Round Up More ‘Cowboys’?

Last week, the University of Wyoming launched an admissions advertising campaign under the tag line ‘The World Needs More Cowboys’. The original ad has a strong narrative, using the spirit of the cowboy from the Old West,  though the visual footage looks much like any other university ad that I […]
July 10, 2018

Five Tips For Submitting Graded Papers to Princeton University

Last week, Princeton University announced that all prospective students must submit a graded writing sample, preferably in English or History, as part of their application for admission.  While not the first school to ask for graded papers, Princeton University is the first to require them across a very large applicant […]

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