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The 12 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America – #11 University of Washington in Seattle

On the rainy west coast one school stands out as a diamond in the rough. The University of Washington in Seattle has a beautiful campus with views that seem to be something out of a movie. The amazing architecture is Gothic in nature but goes well with the natural elements. The campus seems to be an extension of the nature that surrounds it, with its large open common space, large tree, water fountains and jaw dropping mountain views. Click here to view #12 on our list!  Read More →


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The 12 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America – #12 University of Colorado – Boulder

The beauty of a college campus extends past superficial aesthetics. A gorgeous quad or stunning architecture sets the tone of the campus climate and inspires students. Considering you will be (presumably) living there for four years, you should consider the appearance of the school when deciding whether it is a good fit for you. Does it inspire you to learn? Does the Hogwarts-esque library create a stirring inside you to dive into old philosophy texts and get inside the head of Plato? Here are 10 of the most beautiful college campuses in America:   12) University of Colorado – Boulder As long as you aren’t a little afraid of snow, you might be able to see yourself enjoying...



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8 Not So Obvious Items You Need to Bring to School as a First Year College Student

Packing (and shopping) for your first year of college can be quite a challenge. What do you need to bring? How much can you fit into your tiny dorm room? I once knew a girl who brought a U-Haul full of belts to school but forgot a toothbrush. Here is a list of oft-forgotten but oh-so-important items you need to bring for your first year of college: 1. Bed Risers You may be surprised at how little space you will actually have in your dorm room. You and one or more roommates will be sharing a 12 x 15 foot concrete box with limited storage space, so you’ll need to get creative with where you will store some of your personal items. Bed risers add about 6 inches of space underneath your bed,...



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2 Most Important Things to Consider on Your Campus Visit

Gauge student happiness while on your campus visit. Choosing the right college to attend or even apply to can be a confusing and stressful experience. The campus tour typically ends up becoming a HUGE factor in deciding which college is the right fit for you. But how should you really approach the campus tour? Most parents and students come to the campus tour and treat it as more of a Q&A session than anything else. As a former tour guide and someone who toured tens of colleges during my own college search, I am here to share with you the 2 things you really should be doing on your college tour. 1) Are they smiling? One thing I always took careful note of was whether students and faculty...



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What I Wish Someone Had Told Me…Reflections of First Year College Students

Things to know as a first year college student What I wish someone had told me… There is no shortage advice and stories for prospective college students.  You will hear plenty of about how you “should” do the college application and selection process, as well as what you can expect when you finally arrive on Move-In Day for your first semester. As a faculty member I work with First-Year students, and speak to parents of these students.  I encounter story after story from new students who reflect back on the process of getting to college from the vantage point of 2-3 months of college under their belt.  Their stories are often very similar; so much so, that I asked several of them to...



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Why You Should Take AP Tests

        Why You Should Take AP Tests         May is AP testing month. Why should you take Advanced Placement tests?   Seniors – By the time you take AP exams in May, you have probably sent in your acceptance to your chosen college, so your test scores are not likely to change your admission status. However, depending upon your school, and your scores, you MIGHT receive equivalent course credit for classes and/or place into advanced classes. This may also allow you to save on tuition, or graduate early. You can find a college’s credit policy on the College Board’s website; however, you should always confirm the policy on the school’s own website. Here...



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Three Things to NEVER Do On The SAT

Three Things to NEVER Do On The SAT   SAT advice is usually about what to do—the books to use, the strategies to follow, and the best way to get out of a scoring plateau. But there are some things you want to make sure you never do, both when prepping for the SAT and when taking the actual SAT. 1. Circle the answers in your book This one may confuse you, but think about it—you are so engrossed in the test that you are a lot more likely to make careless mistakes. Like skipping a number as you bubble in answers. That’s right! I’ve seen many a student flub up transferring the answers they have circled in the booklet to the bubble in sheet. Bubble in your first time around so you don’t...



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Finally chose where you’re going to college? Great! What’s next?

So, you finally chose which college you’ll be attending, and you’re PUMPED! No more applications, running to the mailbox everyday and essays!…well, at least not until the fall 😉   It sounds like you’ve earned the opportunity to do the Wayne Brady, over and over again. Congrats, young lad.   But, what’s next? After the celebratory dance, the calls from the grandparents and that aunt you haven’t seen since RocketPower was still on, it’s time to enjoy your acceptance, but to remember that you’ll be entering an exciting and very different phase of life. The part of college that most people forget about is the early days, meeting friends,...



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Pay For College: How to earn more money, scholarships and build some skills while you’re at it

  I recently came across an interesting story about a kid from Oklahoma paying off his college tuition with 500 pounds of pennies.   It was one of those ‘you had to click on’ stories on the internet, and it was really awesome to hear this kid’s story. I highly recommend it.   Beside the fact that he saved a ton of pennies ($974 worth!) he worked for ever dollar. He painted houses, mowed lawns, budgeted, and picked up any job he could. That’s it. Plain old hard work, basic personal finance skills and determination to execute on this plan.   With all the hoopla about college loans, rising tuition prices and a lack of jobs out there, it makes you wonder...



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University of Florida: GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

  University of Florida is a large public institution, and it’s a very competitive school. Often times with larger state schools, GPA and SAT or ACT scores are weighed even more heavily than smaller private schools due to state regulations and the sheer amount of applicants they receive per year.  That being said, U of F is still going to be looking at a lot of other variables too, but being able to earn a competitive GPA and test scores is priority number one. So, what exactly do you need to get in? Getting into the University of Florida The University of Florida is one of the largest institutions in the United States considering it has over 50,000 students enrolled. As noted above,...



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