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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September 30, 2015

Recruiting for the Public Honors College

Last week I paid a visit to the new Honors College building at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. It’s an impressive student-oriented public honors college facility, as you will from the pictures that I have added to my Pinterest page. I wouldn’t mind living there myself as a guest faculty member (there […]
September 18, 2015

A College Ranking Source Admits That College Rankings Are Misleading-While Publishing Misleading Rankings

USA Today has released its new college guide, using a new data collection partner. In prior years the publisher had worked with the Princeton Review to compile college rankings. That’s a huge mistake. Their data is poorly checked. This year they chose College Factual which does a much better job at […]
September 17, 2015

Rutgers and the Art of College Football Recruiting

This week I wanted to add a post about college football recruiting. I wanted to do it because my undergraduate alma mater, Rutgers University, has made the sports news pages for the wrong reasons. These incidents will be devastating for a college football program that had shown promise and gained […]
September 17, 2015

A New York Times College List That Makes Some Sense

Today I saw a different college list on the New York Times online. This college list, prepared by The Upshot, a regular column, ranks colleges for accessibility to students from low and middle-income families. The main determinant of the ranking on this college list, the College Access Index, is based on the […]
September 13, 2015

Why Do Colleges Use Six-Year Graduation Rates?

This is college rankings season when different “college guides” release their data based on how they rank. It really bothers me to see that these so-called guides use the six-year graduation rate, when they should be reporting on how effective colleges are, and have historically been, at graduating their students […]
September 1, 2015

What if a College Does Not Play College Football?

I just finished reading a very interesting book about college football, Billion Dollar Ball, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gilbert Gaul. This book talks about the costs of college football to larger universities, especially to fans, students and their families. This book will help anyone who hates college football to make a […]
August 31, 2015

What Do Standardized Test Scores Have To Do With the Quality of a College?

Last week I wrote an opinion piece about college rankings that received a little more attention than others that I write on EducatedQuest. I simply don’t believe that published college rankings should hold much sway in a family’s decision to choose a college. Today, I’ll cover an area that falls […]
August 31, 2015

A Value-Based College Ranking That Made Sense–for Public Colleges

Consumer Guide publishes one of the earlier college rankings you will find. Their value-based college ranking came out in June. Other publications wait until August or September. I found a copy of the June issue of Consumer Guide at my local Barnes and Noble this past week, so I took […]
August 26, 2015

College Rankings Are What They Are: College Rankings

The fall semester or quarter is upon us at colleges across the country. So is college rankings season. College-bound students and their families want to know which colleges are hot and which might not be. No doubt the discussions about college rankings will push the servers at College Confidential, as […]
August 26, 2015

Questions to Ask About a Public University Honors Program

I recently purchase A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs edited by John Willingham, and written with the help of a PhD statistician. While each public university honors program is rated in this book, the programs are not ranked against each other. That would make little sense. Different public universities have different […]

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