Students Are Leaving the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. Why?

An article in today’s Chronicle of Higher Education (registration required) highlights the ways in which the state of Illinois has been bleeding students for years.  There are lots of reasons why students in Illinois are avoiding state universities, despite moves to freeze tuition increases for the past three years. There are attractive alternatives in other, […]

Chinese Say That Williams College Ranks Higher Than Harvard and Princeton

The Chinese are discovering liberal arts colleges…finally. Most Chinese have never heard of Williams, and have little idea about what the liberal arts are all about. But things are changing.

Chinese Students and Beloit College–The Case for A Liberal Arts Education

In researching notable Chinese people who have attended liberal arts colleges in the United States, I came across this honors term project written in 1993 by a student at Beloit College, entitled (appropriately enough Chinese Students and Beloit College. Written by Xinwei Cai, this article is thorough study of Beloit’s history of interaction with China, […]

International Applicants: What Will You Study?

How do you determine what you will study if you attend a college or university in the U.S.? Learn how students in the American higher education system pick a major and how your major will influence your future career path.

International Applicants: How Do Your Grades Compare?

One of the most difficult aspects of the application process for international students is determining how your academic profile compares to other students. This post will discuss how your GPA, academic transcripts and curriculum will be viewed when applying to colleges in the U.S.

International Applicants: How the Application Process Works in the U.S.

The college application process in the U.S. is not exactly transparent. An educational consultant can help you determine what the application requirements are for the colleges and universities that interests you. We can tell you what aspects of your application admission officers will focus on and how make sure your application meets all of the necessary requirements.

International Applicants: What Type of Institution is a Good Fit for You?

One of the most important steps in the college application process is determining what type of school is a good fit for you. This post will describe the different types of educational institutions that are available in the American higher education system.