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

Colleges You’ve Never Heard Of Have a Lot to Offer!

You never really know what will bring a “hidden gem” college out into the limelight, but sometimes sports playoffs bring previously lesser-known schools to our attention. A few years ago, March Madness brought us Florida Gulf Coast University – a four-year college in Fort Meyers, Florida.  They beat basketball titans Georgetown and San Diego State … Read more

Interesting Majors (Part 2 in a 2-Part Series)

Last week, we posted a piece that highlighted some interesting majors we’ve seen at colleges we’ve visited lately. This post, the second in this series, focuses on some new interdisciplinary options.  Today’s students are multi-faceted and have different academic interests, and colleges have created opportunities for them to explore and expand their knowledge in multiple … Read more

Learn More About the University of Delaware, Bentley University and Gettysburg College

Just as you are invited to college information sessions, I’m invited to meet with Admissions Counselors from many colleges when they travel to our area in the fall as well! Over the past few weeks, I’ve met with Deans and admissions staff from a number of colleges across the country. Here are a few highlights: … Read more

Architecture Video (courtesy RPI)

I received this video from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in upstate New York – I visited a few months back.  It’s a beautiful campus known for its strong engineering programs.  Architecture is a blend of art and engineering and student don’t just learn how to design buildings and houses, but also other interesting areas like sound, … Read more

CTCL College Profiles – Part 1

This is the first of four posts with profiles of schools included in the book and organization Colleges That Change Lives.  This post highlights New College of Florida and the College of Wooster. New College of Florida  New College of Florida, located in Sarasota on Florida’s Gulf (west) coast, is one of the few public … Read more

The Fourteen Colleges of the Big 10

If you can’t actually fly all over the country and visit all of the colleges you are considering, college fairs and information sessions are a good way to get a little bit of information about the school, meet the person who may actually read your application, and help get a feel for the campus from someone … Read more

Student videos from Augustana College and Bradley University

I’ll post full reviews for the colleges I’m visiting this week by next week, but I shot just a few minutes of video of Los Angeles-area students at both Augustana College and Bradley University today.  GREAT KIDS!  No one can tell your teenager about a college like one of their peers who made the decision … Read more

University of Houston Student Interviews

I’ve spent the last two days visiting the University of Houston.  I asked both a recent graduate and a current student to talk to me about their experience here. Recent graduate Angelica spoke not only about the support from the academic side, but also about the University’s support for her test anxiety.  Sophomore Jill talked … Read more

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