Sewanee does a great job of di...

Nov 2, 2017 by

Liberal Arts colleges can tend to sound the same. Sewanee’s video has fun breaking the mold!

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Be Pragmatic about your Freshm...

Oct 29, 2017 by

Yes, the transition to college can be rocky, but most push through it with time.

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Making the Case for Liberal Ar...

Jan 9, 2017 by

Scott Jaschik from Inside Higher Ed reports that a study finds positive impact graduates’ life experiences, including leadership, civic mindedness and yes, financial success.  Read more…

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Fresno State and Cal Poly SLO ...

Sep 11, 2016 by

Firetail, a UK-based strategy consulting firm, has named Fresno State and Cal Poly SLO as part of their “Class of 2030” with the potential to become globally renowned in the next decade or so.  Read more…  

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San Francisco State and CSU No...

Sep 11, 2016 by

Two California State universities have been recognized among the top 25 film schools by Hollywood Reporter.  Read more…

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Why You Should Visit as an Adm...

Apr 18, 2016 by

The reasons for not making one last visit to a campus you’ve been admitted to can pile up: time, cost, you’ve seen it already, etc.  Nancy Griesemer gives you seven huge reasons why you should.  Read more…

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5 Hidden Gems of the UC

Oct 21, 2015 by

If you’re one to avoid the well-trodden path, check these programs out:  Read more…

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What colleges are doing to sup...

May 29, 2015 by

Nancy Griesemer writes,”…for families that consider on-time graduation an important, if not financially necessary, element in their college search, some effort should go into reviewing and taking note of published data found using the Common Data Set, College Navigator, or And if the numbers look a little low, ask what the college is doing to improve four-year […]

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Experiences in college vs. bra...

Apr 18, 2015 by

A 2014 Gallup-Purdue study of under 30,000 respondents with a bachelor’s degree or higher concluded that what students do in college and how they experience it is a better indicator of engagement and well-being in the workplace than a college’s brand name or selectivity.  Read more…

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UC Berkeley Completes Campaign...

Nov 7, 2012 by

In an effort to stop the  migration of its best professors to private universities, Cal created 100 endowed chairs by matching an over $100 million grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.  More…

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Creative Ways Teens Can Serve ...

Jun 25, 2012 by

“Not everyone is a joiner.”  Nancy Griesemer, an independent college admissions counselor in Maryland, gives us 12 creative ways teen entrepreneurs can serve their community.  Read more…

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Safest California Public Unive...

Dec 10, 2011 by

CSU San Marcos is the safest public university in California based on FBI crime information.  Read more…

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University of Arizona

May 9, 2011 by

Located in Tucson, the University of Arizona’s 380-acre campus is surrounded by the beautiful Sonoran Desert and Galiuro mountains.  The UA offers over 100 majors and is one of the country’s top research public universities.  The Eller School of Management’s entreprenuerial program is ranked

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University of Nevada Las Vegas

May 5, 2011 by

The University of Nevada at Las Vegas is a public research university located approximately 1.5 miles east of the Las Vegas Strip.  The main campus sits on 332 surprisingly lush acres with large grassy areas, shade trees, and high desert plants.

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CSU Long Beach

Apr 26, 2011 by

California State University at Long Beach is located three miles from the Pacific Ocean and 25 miles from Los Angeles.  The University’s 323 beautifully landscaped acres are divided into an upper and lower campus and its sporting complex,

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CSU Sonoma

Mar 26, 2011 by

Nestled in the foothills of Sonoma County, Sonoma State is located in the heart of Northern California’s beautiful wine country. Its 269 park-like acres include redwood groves, two lakes, a creek and large grassy areas for kicking back.

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College Athletic Scholarships

Mar 18, 2011 by

According to the NCAA, about 2% of high school athletes are awarded scholarships to compete in college.  Read 3 must-knows for athletic scholarships from

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Students Expect to Cover Part ...

Mar 2, 2011 by

Good news, bad news…More high school students are saving for college but that’s because most parents can’t keep up with ever increasing costs.  Read more…

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Gap Year Option

Jan 31, 2011 by

In the South Bay, a Gap Year Fair is coming to Los Altos High School on February 11th from 4:30 to 7:30pm.   Read more…

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Positive Reviews for D2 Scaled...

Jan 25, 2011 by

So far the NCAA is getting positive reviews for a decision to scale back D2 seasons.  Now if only the D1 would follow suit so that we could put the “student” back in “student-athlete”.  Read more…

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High Point University

Jan 11, 2011 by

High Point University is a small liberal arts college in High Point, North Carolina located 15 miles from both Winston Salem and Greensboro, and 80 miles from Raleigh-Durham. 

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12 Reasons College Freshmen Lo...

Nov 24, 2010 by

As college students crowd highways, train stations and airports to make it home for Thanksgiving, read Nancy Greisemer’s 12 reasons why college

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