Essay for the Common App About a Belief or Idea

How do your beliefs and ideas shape who you are as a person? The Common Application prompt that focuses on how those beliefs or ideas were challenged can reveal a lot about you.

Great College Essays — How to Address the “Background” Prompt

Mark offers advice on how to write a great college essay based on your background, identity, interests, or talents.

MIT Admissions and Superheroes

You don’t have to be a superhero to get into MIT, but you might have a classmate who is! Each year, MIT produces a video to let applicants know when admissions letters will be delivered. The videos are released on March 14 (3/14… also known as Pi Day), and this year’s features someone that comic […]

Take a look at the 2017-2018 Coalition Application essay prompts!

The Common Application essay prompts came out last week; today, we wanted to take a look at a list of the Coalition Application essay prompts. The Coalition Application website recommends that each prompt be answered in  300-400 words, and strongly recommends that you do not exceed 500-550 words. Here are the prompts: Tell a story from your life, […]

Finding Oneself in the Liberal Arts

An international student describes the difficulties of his complex origins, and the solace he found in a liberal arts major.

Lehigh University Plans Building Boom as St. Joseph’s College Closes

Lehigh University aims to grow, while St. Joseph’s College closes its doors.

Can a Liberal Arts Education Pay Off Financially? Yes.

Is a liberal arts major or degree worth the price? A recent study says yes.