January 13, 2021

Beloit College Is Proactive-And Might Be Affordable, Too

The oldest college in Wisconsin, Beloit College is one of the Colleges That Change Lives. It has been so for nearly 30 years. I hope that you will listen to my conversation with Erin Guth, Director of Recruitment to learn more. Beloit College is a small school with less than […]
December 17, 2020
St. Olaf College in the snow.

St. Olaf College Offers ‘Minnesota Nice’ Surprises

It would have been tough to get to St. Olaf College (MN) for a visit, COVID or no COVID. I’ve been to Minnesota twice on business and visit family, and winter feels longer than it does in New Jersey. St. Olaf College is quite impressive, but it is also different […]
December 14, 2020

Cornell College Teaches ‘Round The Blocks

At the start of the pandemic I wrote about creative colleges that use a block plan. Cornell College, a liberal arts college located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, has operated on a block plan for over four decades. The college has a nice collection of YouTube productions on the campus, the […]
October 27, 2020

Clark University (MA) Changes Lives

Lydia Mann, director of admissions outreach at Clark University, put the COVID essay on the Common Application in proper perspective. Don’t feel pressured to write something, she says, or to try to find a “right answer.” Clark has also been test optional since 2012. If there is a school that is […]
October 12, 2016

Are The Colleges That Change Lives ‘Good’ Schools?

There are many books you can buy that profile colleges and universities. Among the more notable is The Colleges That Change Lives.  There have been four editions of The Colleges That Change Lives since 1996; the most recent edition was released in 2013. The major purpose behind the book has […]