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September 23, 2011

Money Increasingly a Driver in College Admission Process

College admissions officers admit there is increasing pressure to recruit students with the ability to pay, according to a new, anonymous survey.

September 20, 2011

Price Calculators Help Students Sort Through College Costs

Colleges are busy complying with a new federal requirement for a "net-price calculator" so students can get a better sense of the true cost of attending a particular institution.

September 16, 2011

Students Expected to Pay More as Economy Hurts Colleges

Two reports out this week reflect the tough financial reality that many colleges are facing in this economy and its impact on students.

September 13, 2011

U.S. News Best Colleges List Unveiled Today

It's out. U.S. News and World Report has posted its 2012 Best Colleges rankings.

August 31, 2011

Off-Beat Lists Rank Schools on Food, Rigor, Happiness

Looking for some quirky ways to pick a college? Check out Newsweek's Best Colleges For You,—25 lists ranking schools based on everything from best food to most beautiful. After all, the magazine notes, who wants to go hungry or spend four years in Uglyville? Some lists, however, are more seriou...

August 29, 2011

Top Ten Questions for Prospective Students to Ask Colleges

As Hurricane Irene was predicted to hit about the time many college students were moving into dorms, it was interesting to see the varying responses from institutions. Some evacuated or delayed arrivals on campus, while others went ahead with the scheduled move-ins or left it up to families. I know ...

August 16, 2011

New Book Demystifies College-Admissions Process

Getting into college is not rocket science. It is a lot of hard work, but it can be done. That's the mantra that authors Robin Mamlet and Christine VanDeVelde suggest to families in their book out today from Three Rivers Press, College Admission: From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step. Maml...

August 12, 2011

New Site Crowdsources Answers to College Search

Information on the college-search process shouldn't be available only to those who can afford it. That's the idea behind a new Q&A platform,, launched this week by the founders of AdmissionSplash. Here, prospective college students can pose questions about the search process for f...

August 11, 2011

What to Know Before an Overnight Campus Stay

Touring colleges during the day and watching students go to class is one part of campus life. But it is on an overnight stay where prospective students get a true flavor of a school. What to know before you go? Rather than visiting on your own, it's best if you arrange an overnight through the adm...

August 02, 2011

Figuring Out Personality Type Can Help in Choosing Major

Students choose colleges for a variety of reasons. While cost is a key factor in where they enroll, a recent survey shows the most-cited reason for students' decision is the strength of the college's academic major. But what if you don't know what you want to study? You could go for the most lucra...

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