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Rankings-Schmankings: Why a College is More Than Just Its Numbers

US News. Forbes. Princeton Review. Each tells their own story of who is #1 for business, where you can find the healthiest campus food, and what student body has the best student section for college athletics. What if a school exists on one list, but not the other - is it still a great school? Is choosing a college really as simple as applying to the top programs featured in that year’s edition? ...
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Let's Get Started! Summer Tips for Rising Sophomores and Juniors

For those of us living in the northern half of the U.S., the weather makes summer feel like a LONG way off. But, in reality, it’s already April and school will be out before we know it. Summer is a great time for outdoor BBQs, swimming with friends, and catching up on some ZZZ’s after a busy end of the year. It is also the perfect time to work on your college planning process!
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Why an HBCU Could Be Right for You

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Thurgood Marshall Toni Morrison Spike Lee Alice Walker Senator Kamala Harris These are just a few of the many notable graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). This important segment of our nation’s higher education system originated back in the late 1800’s with the purpose of educating black Americans. In fact, in 1890, the Morrill Act required ...
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Why Choosing a College Is Like Buying Girl Scout Cookies

It’s that time of year, folks. That’s right...Girl Scout Cookie season is here! I had the pleasure some time ago to attend a talk during a conference given by Lidia Soto-Harmon, CEO of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital, the largest council in the United States. After listening to her inspiring talk about the effect Girl Scouts has had in creating young entrepreneurs with their cookie ...
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California Dreamin’? 5 Tips for Applying to a UC

  Is California on the list of places where you want to go to college? It’s a popular destination and even Californians want to stick around to enjoy the great weather and take advantage of in-state tuition at the many public universities and colleges. Students from around the world are drawn to the West Coast and, even though there’s every kind of college imaginable in California, many are drawn ...
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