August 3, 2020
Rutgers-New Brunswick opens many gates to learning

You’re From New Jersey, But You Don’t Want to Go To Rutgers?

Living in Central New Jersey I frequently bump into high school students who are looking forward to going to Delaware, James Madison and many other schools. I always ask if they considered Rutgers. They always tell me no. They thought that the school was too big or too close to […]
June 28, 2020

How to Choose a College of Engineering

I always like to visit the college of engineering at a large or mid-sized university, even though I was not educated as an engineer. My father and father in law were engineers, as well some of the college roommates. I heard about their struggles as well as their successes in […]
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. […]
May 29, 2020

TCNJ: The Emerging State College Goes Test Optional

For seventeen years I have lived near The College of New Jersey, aka ‘TCNJ’. TCNJ is to Rutgers-New Brunswick, our flagship state university, what the College of William and Mary is to UVa. or Virginia Tech. And like William and Mary, TCNJ has just announced that it will go test […]
May 5, 2020
Seminar room at IUP's Cook Honors College

Creative Colleges: Public Honors Colleges

Public honors colleges may become the next winners in our new reality. They offer a small residential college educational experience and the resources that you can only find at a larger school. As I mentioned in my previous post on creative colleges, the winners are going to be the schools […]
November 18, 2015

The Good That Comes from Major College Football

Among college counselors I would take it as a complement if I was considered to be the “pro football” counselor. That does not mean that I am a fan of the NFL, though I am. It means that I understand that college football brings considerable good to the life on […]
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 […]