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Topic: Choosing A College

Choosing a College

To Do Great Research, Try Thinking Smaller
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By Ian Parker
March 17, 2021 | 7 minute read

I’m a professional college counselor, so I know a thing or two about colleges. But when you live in a country with over 4,000 degree-granting institutions, there’s always more to learn.

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How to make a final college decision (without visiting)
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By Patti Miller
March 3, 2021 | 4 minute read

We’re getting closer to Decision Day, the deadline for seniors to officially submit their acceptance to their college of choice. With that on the horizon, lots of students are asking how...

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Choosing a College College Research

Spring Campus Visits Are Probably Overrated
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By Arun Ponnusamy
February 17, 2021 | 3 minute read

As a college counselor in a precedented year, my meetings with juniors right now would include planning spring break campus visits, maybe even one of those full-fledged road trips that’s...

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The Pre-Decision Pause: Waiting On College Application Results
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By Meredith Graham
December 10, 2020 | 5 minute read

Look at you, getting your college applications done and submitted! Congratulations! I’m really proud of you. Thank you—I’m pretty proud of my work and my applications, too. So, what’s...

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A Hot Take on College Rankings
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By Noor Haddad
November 18, 2020 | 4 minute read

The world of admissions is perceived to be a competition, and hyper-selective schools are perceived to be the prize. That’s why the U.S. News and World Report rankings have gotten...

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Debunking Myths about HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)
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By Christopher Logan
September 30, 2020 | 4 minute read

Yes, they are a thing. Yes, they are awesome. Every year, students ask “how about Howard?” want to hear “more about Morehouse,” or need me to “speak on Spelman.” Though I did not attend...

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