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Stetson University

When you visit Stetson University, Florida’s first private university, you’ll be greeted by palm trees, an outdoor pool, rocking chairs and hammocks.  Located in DeLand, central Florida, less than an hour from Orlando and 30 minutes from Daytona Beach, Stetson students enjoy a graciously comfortable 178-acre campus which is designated by the National Register of Historic […]

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Summer 2017 College Application Workshops

Magellan will host several college application workshops and college essay “boot camps” for Los Angeles-area students in June, and towards the end of the summer.  The purpose of each of our workshops is to help students get applications and essays done long before fall classes and senior year activities become intense. All events are three hours, […]

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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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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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University of Richmond

The University of Richmond is on the larger side of liberal arts colleges with 3,000 undergraduate students, but it’s a comprehensive university with graduate law and business schools.  With an 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio, UR has small classes and students enjoy close relationships with professors. Everyone starts in the School of Arts and Sciences, and 70% […]

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