March 25, 2021

Talking Up Davidson College (NC)

Davidson College was one of those schools that I had heard of, but knew nearly nothing about until now. Located about 20 minutes from Charlotte, Davidson is a selective liberal arts college much like Amherst or Williams, only larger, and without the snow.  But it offers an astounding selection of […]
December 18, 2020

Colorado College, A Selective Liberal Arts College On Blocks

Colorado College, like Cornell College, uses a block plan schedule. However, Colorado College has about twice the number of students (just over 2,000), is less isolated, but far more selective. Located in Colorado Springs, this school is 40 minutes from Denver. One can easily imagine that a small college with […]
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 […]
August 27, 2020

What is ‘Holistic Admissions’?

Holistic admissions, in admissions officers lingo, means that the content of the entire application package is considered, not just grades and standardized test scores. This term will become more important in our new reality since more schools are going to be test optional during this upcoming admissions cycle. What happens in holistic […]
May 2, 2016

My Time on Campus: Amherst College (MA)

Amherst College was the third New England school that I visited, though I spent only three hours there, mainly taking the campus tour and sitting in a crowded information session in a conference room. Amherst is one of the most selective (less than 15 percent of those who applied for […]