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University of Colorado, Boulder

With about 25,000 undergrads, the University of Colorado at Boulder is a tier one research university that heavily encourages research at the undergraduate level – not just in the sciences, but also in the humanities.  Boulder has a strong, hands-on engineering programs with project-based learning, as well as work experience through co-ops. Despite its size, […]

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Arizona State University

A school of 90,000 students sounds daunting, to say the least.  However, the number starts to sound a lot less intimidating when you account for Arizona State University’s processes – technological and human methods – that keep students from being lost in the numbers.  For example, ASU provides an electronic Major map and the E-Advisor […]

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Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech is a surprisingly large and urban campus embedded into midtown Atlanta.  Known for its very strong engineering programs, Georgia Tech attracts students who are interested in making a difference in the world through science and technology in many different fields, including business, public policy and the health sciences.  “Our students view the world […]

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Christopher Newport University

Christopher Newport University makes it to our list of Hidden Gems!  It’s a liberal arts school, but it’s larger than most with just under 5,000 undergraduates.   The beautifully-manicured campus is in Newport News, Virginia, a little over an hour southeast of the capital city of Richmond, and about half an hour from the historic colonial […]

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Working With An Independent Educational Consultant

Many people think that only superstar, top-scoring students can benefit from working with an independent educational consultant (IEC).  Not true!  In reality, IECs help students at all academic performance levels find the best education for the best value. Independent educational consultants often have more flexibility and more time to spend with each student, as they […]

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Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University is a diverse, urban public research university located in Virginia’s capital city of Richmond.  With 24,000 undergraduate and another 7,000 graduate students, VCU has over two hundred academic programs in over a dozen areas of study.  Sixty percent of undergraduates major in the College of Humanities and Sciences, and all VCU students […]

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Old Dominion University

Founded as a campus of the prestigious College of William & Mary, Old Dominion University became independent in 1959 and now has a multicultural mix of 25,000 students. ODU has seven academic colleges, and offers 75 undergraduate majors.  Students may also design their own major, and the Center for Major Exploration helps students who are […]

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Bentley University

Founded in 1917 as an all-male business college, Bentley University has grown to a mid-sized co-ed university in which 60% of the 4300 undergraduates major in some type of business discipline.  Bentley students take courses in three categories:  general education requirements, the general business core, and specialized courses in their major.  Students here are not […]

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University of Virginia (UVA)

Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia (UVA) is considered a “public Ivy,” a nod to the rigor of the education it provides.  UVA is not actually a member of the Ivy League, which is a sports league with 8 private colleges. UVA has seven undergraduate colleges; incoming freshmen apply into four of them.  […]

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College Admission News: Magellan’s May, 2017 Newsletter

THE COLLEGE EXPLORER Congrats Class of 2017 This fall, our clients will attend the colleges to the left.  CONGRATS! School Profiles Colleges evaluate students in the context of what is available to them at their school.  Your child’s high school counselor will send a document called the School Profile with his/her transcript.  Learn more about School […]

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