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.

College Admissions Expert Interviews Campus Tour Guide

Mark interviews Nathan, a tour guide at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California.

Educational Consultant on Co-Ed Bathrooms: You Get Used to ‘Em

Mark takes the mystique out of co-ed bathrooms, which are being adopted by many schools with no apparent ill effect.

Educational Consultant on Religious Colleges

Mark speaks about the options for religious students searching for colleges to attend.

Educational Consultant Says Research the Research Program

Mark advises students not to take “research” at face value when considering a college.

College Admissions Expert on the University of Southern California in Los Angeles

Mark says the University of Southern California in Los Angeles has every reason to be popular… or does it?

An Educational Consultant’s Thoughts on Vassar: a Very Liberal College

Mark visits Vassar College and talks about some of its more left-leaning tendencies.

Beware the Information Session, Says Expert Educational Consultant

Mark reminds students to take information sessions with a grain of salt and keep an eye out for the hard facts.

Expert Educational Consultant on the Importance of Visiting Colleges

Mark goes to Hamilton College in Upstate New York to talk about the value of a first-hand impression of a college.

Educational Consultant Asks: Are Books Obsolete at College Libraries?

Mark talks about the shift in the function of university libraries as less students use books for their research.