College Search Tips at Educated Quest

Check out the many college search tips on Educated Quest. They’re  related to admissions, majors , schools, campus visits, financial aid, impending education policies, internships, entry-level job searches, and much more!

You won’t find many of these college search pieces on any other college admissions Web site or in the books and magazines at your nearest bookstore. Tips posted on Educated Quest are based on campus visits as well as my experiences doing business with colleges and universities. These tips may help you consider academic programs or to do your homework to find your “best fit” schools.

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July 2, 2020

When Big is Bad: The Disadvantages of the Large State Universities

I discussed why big is better, the best things about going to a large state universities in a previous post. Today I’ll discuss the disadvantages. If you’re from out-of-state, large state universities are rarely a ‘least cost’ option Admissions officers have made no bones about this: Out-of-state students pay higher tuition […]
July 1, 2020

Questions to Ask College Admissions Officers During COVID Times

College admissions officers have “opened their doors” to virtual information sessions for rising high school seniors. In some cases these doors are also open to recently graduated students who might be wavering on their commitments to a college. At the same time more and more colleges are announcing their plans […]
June 30, 2020

Why It Pays to Go Big: The Advantages of the Large State Universities

Higher education has been taking it on the chin with the media and politicians, especially the large state universities.  I’m well equipped to discuss the good, as well as the bad, about these schools. Each can make for a fairly long post. I’ll stick to the good points here. Large […]
June 23, 2020

Does it Pay to Attend a State University as an Out-of-State Student?

I live in New Jersey, a state that has a very good flagship state university.  But college-bound students love to become out of state students someplace else. New Jersey is a fairly small state, land area-wise.  It’s not like being from Philadelphia or Pittsburgh and deciding to attend Penn State. […]
June 23, 2020

The Dangers of the Tuition Discount and How to Avoid Them

When I started this site I frequently said that “Colleges are priced like houses, but sold like cars.” I still believe that. Car buying, like shopping for a college, favors the best-informed buyer. The best-informed buyer gets the largest discount. Colleges do much the same thing. Only they call the tuition discount a […]
June 22, 2020

What Do You Need to Know About Merit Scholarships?

More and more colleges offer merit scholarships to prospective students, whether they need them or not.  Merit scholarships will be the most likely source to reduce college costs for many families because it is not tied to income, only academic performance or talent. Some of these awards require no additional […]
June 21, 2020

Tips to Help You Look at Liberal Arts Colleges

Over the years I have posted many pieces to help parents and students consider publicly-supported colleges and universities. But I also wanted to help those who are looking at private liberal arts colleges. This is an oft-criticized segment of higher education. But it offers many advantages to the right student. […]
June 19, 2020

Colleges Think About the Future, But Families Must Think About the Now

Colleges think about the future in many ways. They invest, or divest in academic programs and facilities. They add services to better help their students to succeed, and make their lives more pleasant on campus.  But sometimes the ambitious plans of a college are not well timed with the ambitions […]
June 17, 2020

What Can You Do When You Can’t Take Campus Visits?

When it comes to getting first, or later impressions of a college there’s nothing like campus visits. But during these times there are other online tools, outside of my profiles and insights, that can help. Accepted Student Facebook Groups If you have received acceptance letters, but have not decided on […]
June 16, 2020

What Is The Best College For Someone Who Has Been Bullied?

I was bullied from grade school through the middle of high school. While you may read about bullying today in the context of race or sexual orientation, I am a  straight white male. I am Jewish, but I was never physically bullied because of my faith. I had crooked teeth […]

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