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University of Miami

The University of Miami, home of the Hurricanes, and better known as “the U,” is located south of Miami in the historic enclave of Coral Gables. This private university of 11,000 undergrads and 5,000 graduate students is a gorgeous spread of manicured green lawns and spacious sidewalks, banyan trees, palms, and lush, deep green vegetation. […]

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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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A Quick Word About Info Sessions and College Tours

With just a few weeks left before school starts, summer is a great time for touring colleges.  Having been on over a dozen college tours in the past 2 weeks, I wanted to offer a few words of guidance: •  Make sure to register and sign in when you arrive for an info session.  Some […]

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