August 24, 2020

The Good and the Bad About Big City Colleges

George Washington University (GW), my wife’s alma mater, is the perfect example of a big city college. It has risen in popularity as admissions to more selective schools have become more competitive.  GW is often cross-shopped against other big city colleges such as Boston University, Drexel University, Fordham University, New […]
August 21, 2015

Consider Public Universities that ‘Own’ a City and a College Town

If you’re shopping for a college, you are probably getting ideas as to which cities could be a “college town.” A college town could be a community dominated by a college that is the major catalyst for the local economy. State College, Pennsylvania, home of Penn State’s main campus, fits […]