Colleges

Colleges

Just as Tax Day (April 15) was delayed because of where it fell on the calendar, so will the work of many admissions offices who as of today, May 3, have the data they need to confirm the freshman classes of Fall 2016. Sunday was National College Decision Day, which falls on May 1 annually. This is the deadline by which almost all college applicants must choose an undergraduate school. Here are a few pointers to remember, now that you’ve likely made your decision about college. First – CONGRATULATIONS!
We take a look at two universities that fight every year for top honors in the rankings -- both for excellence and for value. As the flagship campuses of their respective states, both have long, proud traditions, and both have sterling reputations.
  Anna Sweeney may have a better understanding than most of how to decide on a college. That’s because her story is a transfer story and highlights how tricky it can be to understand, when coming out of high school, what’s really important in finding the right fit in a college.
Punxsutawny Phil is perhaps the worst meteorologist out there. His predictions for a long winter or early spring have only been accurate 39% of the time. Some recommend just taking the reverse of his predictions if you want to increase their reliability. This year he saw no shadow, which means an early spring. He could be right given the eerily warm temperatures most of the country has experienced. Still, I wouldn’t bet it on it, given the history.
Not all schools have high profile sports teams and big marching bands. Some just have stellar academics, and that’s true of Amherst and Williams. These are two small liberal arts colleges in Massachusetts that offer small campus intimacy and the best of a liberal arts education. These two, in fact, embody the very essence of what a liberal arts education should be. 
While this article first appeared in our January 2014 issue of our newsletter, the data has been updated. 
While this article first appeared in the May 2013 issue of our newsletter, the data has been updated. Harvard and Stanford are two giants in the field of education. Both have garnered accolades galore and are synonymous worldwide with excellence.
Note: While this article first appeared in the August 2013 issue of our newsletter, the data has been updated.  Southern Methodist University (SMU) and Tulane University have always had somewhat of a dual identity: enjoying a certain popularity but still looking for greater academic respect outside of the south. Well, times have changed, and there are a few things about these schools that might surprise you.
Thoughts of Colorado and Vermont are likely to evoke images of snow storms and ski slopes, but the flagship universities of these two states offer much more than the winter sports that attract outdoor-minded applicants.
On Memorial Day weekend, Washington, DC, and the surrounding areas look like the set of The Walking Dead. Almost everyone leaves town for places such as Ocean City, Rehoboth Beach, or Dewey Beach. It’s the perfect time to greet summer with rest and relaxation on the beach. It’s also the perfect time to include a couple of college visits to break up the itinerary of a trip or avoid traffic jams on your way to the ocean.
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