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Asking Right Questions of Unsuspecting People

When visiting a college campus, it is often difficult to get a straight answer from people in the admissions office about student life. So if you really want to learn what students are like, you need to ask random people, like the people working the counters at the cafes and bookstores. Ask them about whether students are intellectually serious or more interested in partying. You'll often get a straight answer from people who really have no vested interest in giving you the "party line." So if you want the straight scoop about a college campus, ask the right questions of unsuspecting people. You'll be surprised how much you can learn.

Mark’s Musings on Higher Education

Mark Montgomery, college admissions expert, shares his opinions about navigating high school, the college admissions process, and the world of higher education.

Educational Consultant Warns of College Spin

Mark goes to Dartmouth College to advise students looking for the perfect college that the admissions department is essentially a college's sales and marketing division. Don't take for granted what you hear on tours.