Picking 8 First Choice Colleges

CAMBRIDGE USA - JUNE 9 2013: People visit Harvard University campus in Cambridge MA. Harvard was established in 1636. Its annual endowment is 36.4 billion USD.

Too often, teens and parents have an idealized view of the perfect college. They latch on to an Ivy League name or one amazing campus visit and decide that there is only one place they could possibly be happy. They put all their proverbial emotional eggs into one basket and wind up disappointed and angry.  [read more] …

Finding Your College Fit – Large Classes

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We talked last time about the pros and cons of smaller colleges with intimate class sizes. Today, let’s look at the opposite end of the spectrum! Large colleges have many advantages. There is any kind of major or minor or extracurricular activity that kids can imagine. There are numerous class options that are open to  [read more] …

Finding Your College Fit – Small Class Size

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For students in the process of figuring out the colleges they want to apply to, we’ve looked at the feel and location of various types of campuses. Next students need to think through the size of the school itself. Small class size is certainly a very compelling reason to consider a school. There is more  [read more] …

Urban Comfort

TIMES SQUARE, NEW YORK CITY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2009:  Thousands of tourists and pedestrians daily enjoy the open space, tables and chairs due to the closing of Broadway to traffic between 42nd and 47th St.

When high school students are making decisions about where to apply to college, it helps to spend some time thinking through what is personally important to them. While some students love the peacefulness of a protected and idyllic college campus, others crave the excitement of an urban or downtown campus (sometimes a total lack of  [read more] …