Student-to-Faculty Ratios: A Bogus Statistic You Should Ignore

Student-to-faculty ratios mislead. While they are oft-cited indicators of teaching quality, these ratios have no bearing on an individual student’s educational experience.

Visiting College Campuses: A Tour Guide Shares Tips

Sometimes campus tour guides go above and beyond.  While on the University of Alabama campus recently, I was treated to a private tour by a polite, knowledgeable, and good humored young gentleman.  He gave me the grand tour, and fielded my penetrating questions very well.  So I asked him whether he thought it would be […]

The College Application Review Process Unmasked

Brad Ward and his colleagues in the admissions office at Butler University put together a short, little video about what happens to your college application when it arrives in their office. While the video is meant for students applying to Butler, it’s a great explanation of the process in place at most smaller, privat colleges. […]


A couple of great carnivals are up that you might want to check out. Check out the Carnival of Homeschooling at Apollo’s Academy where my post about how the credit crunch may affect college admissions this cycle. The same post was featured in the Carnival of Linked-In Users at Janet Barclay’s blog.  This is an […]

How Competitive is College Admissions? Enough to Tempt Parents to Behave Badly

The Chicago Tribune ran a story on Monday about the lengths to which some parents will go to get their darlings into college.  The whole process of selecting and applying to college is certainly stresseful.  And there is no doubt that the competition is fierce. It’s also true that in some school communities, the competition […]

Carnival of College Admission | Third Thrilling Edition

The Third Edition of the Carnival of College Admission is our best yet.  We continue to receive more and better submissions with each edition, and I’m happy that we are building a community of bloggers that want to share their content related to the transition between high school and college.  If you missed the first […]