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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June 4, 2019

A College Town With Growing Pains

For the past 16 years I have lived in a college town that probably never intended to be a college town.  Home to The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) since 1935, Ewing is situated almost in the center between Princeton and Trenton. Between TCNJ and Rider University, located in nearby […]
May 13, 2019

An Honors Building and Hopes Rise At Rutgers-Newark

Rutgers-Newark recently hosted a Spring Reveal for the new residence/academic building that will be dedicated to its Honors Living Learning Community this fall. A formal dedication ceremony will take place in mid October. I had the opportunity to attend the Reveal through the Rutgers Alumni Association. I took a few pictures to […]
April 29, 2019

What is Your Total Cost of Attendance?

When students and their families apply for financial aid and make plans to pay for college, college costs should be represented as their total cost of attendance. What does total cost of attendance include? The charges that you see on a term bill: tuition and fees, room and board.  Costs […]
April 8, 2019

Choosing a College-and a College Town

“You can live in a city any other time,” said the tour guide who led me and a small army of parents and prospective students around the campus of UMass-Amherst. She had chosen the home state university in a college town over Boston University or Northeastern University, and probably saved […]
March 19, 2019

Distant Revisit—Hampshire College (MA)

If you have worked as a college admissions advisor, you have probably heard a good “Hampshire College story” about a student or alumnus who has made good. A friend in the college advising world, Laird Durley, told me of a Hampshire graduate who worked on a dairy farm while she was […]
March 13, 2019

Today I’m Proud of My Public High School Class

Forty-one years ago I graduated within one of the brightest classes in the history of my Central New Jersey public high school.  As I read about yesterday’s unraveling news and Federal indictment around Rick Singer, Edge College and Career Network, the Key Worldwide Foundation, coaches who were bribed to endorse […]
March 4, 2019

Will The ‘Career Course’ Hurt or Help On the Journey to College?

Back in my day, the only career courses that a college-bound student were likely to take were in accounting, computer programming, foods and personal typing. These courses were electives. I knew several bright classmates who suffered in typing. I join them in being thankful for computers and spell-check.  Forty years […]
February 18, 2019

The Yet-to-Be Tamed World of Varsity College Esports

This past week NCAA president Mark Emmert addressed his annual convention and asked his audience a rhetorical question: Should the NCAA regulate college video game competition, aka varsity college esports?  As of today 128 colleges, small, mid-sized and large, belong to the National Association for College Esports (NACE). With few […]
February 7, 2019

Poets and Quants Serves Up Details on Business Schools

If someone was to use Poets and Quants to compare business school opportunities she could literally drown in information
January 30, 2019

Why Do Colleges Close Their Doors?

Last spring former NFL Hall of Fame player and Super Bowl champion coach Mike Ditka was a featured speaker at a dinner to try to save a college that was closing. It was not his alma mater, the University of Pittsburgh, but St. Joseph’s College (IN) where the Chicago Bears […]

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