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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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 […]
June 15, 2020

What Do You Get For Your Tuition and Fees?

I’ve seen many comments on Facebook lately from different groups talking about college tuition and fees. The feeling is that college is “not worth as much” if classes are brought online. A Montclair State University (NJ) student and New Jersey resident has recently filed a lawsuit around this point.. Students […]
June 15, 2020

College Search Considerations In a COVID-19 World

COVID-19 has upturned many lives. There’s no doubt this pandemic will affect decisions for college-bound juniors and senior. I raised a few questions, with answers to help. Please raise others. I will keep updating this post as I learn more, and will share more.  Are costs a major concern? Do not […]
June 9, 2020

Can a College Own Your Intellectual Property?

There are brilliant college students. Then there are creative and brilliant college students who introduce entertainment and new products to the world. Do colleges hold a student’s intellectual property rights, or do the students? It depends on the school and the student’s work. The University of California system, as one […]

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