November 9, 2016

Which College is the ‘Harvard of the South?’

The strongest college brand names in the US are probably Harvard and Notre Dame. I have never heard of a college being labeled “the Notre Dame of the South.” But I have heard of colleges that have been called “the Harvard of the South.” I’m not crazy about this label. Founded […]
April 13, 2016

My Time on Campus: Stanford University

Stanford University is the most selective private college in the US as of the conclusion of this year’s admissions cycle. Less than five percent of the students who applied to Stanford were invited to become part of its Class of 2020. I had the privilege of visiting Stanford last year. I […]
February 8, 2016

The Secret to Future College Admissions: Keep Cool and Be Kind

In previous post I gave some good reasons why Harvard might not be the best university in America. Now I have another one. With the endorsement of several colleges admissions directors, Harvard’s Graduate School of Education released a report called: Turning the Tide: Inspiring Concern for Others and the Common Good […]
January 28, 2016

Is Harvard ‘America’s Best Undergraduate University’?

If there is a school that I have no reason to visit it’s Harvard. It’s not because I have already been there. It’s because Harvard’s brand image is probably stronger than the undergraduate education really is. Unless you’re a football fan who grew up rooting passionately for Notre Dame or […]