Spotlight on Interesting Majors: Functional Design

Who knew that fashion and engineering could be combined?  Introducing Functional Design.  It’s a “design process that begins with empathy,” says University of Delaware researcher Martha Hall, who has training in both fashion design and engineering.  Hall directs a research lab in which undergraduates use technology to design medical devices with a fashionable twist – … Read more

California Public University Applications UP UP UP

There are nine undergraduate campuses in the University of California system:  Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara.  There are 23 campuses in the California State University system (map to the right). California public schools graduate about half a million high school seniors every year – that’s just from … Read more

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% … Read more

College Scholarships

Most parents with high-performing students assume that their straight-A, top-scoring student will be offered many college scholarships.  They are frequently shocked and disappointed when they realize that many top-tier colleges don’t offer merit-based scholarships – getting in is the only reward these schools give! This article summarizes three mistakes and assumptions people make about financial aid … Read more

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