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Remember to examine the curriculum and learning style of a campus when doing college visits. A recent visit to St. John’s College shows just how different a curriculum can be from other colleges.
Check out a pdf version of the 2012-13 Common Application to start familiarizing yourself with the application so you can be ready to start filling it out in August!
Go through this list of ten items that high school juniors should be thinking about before they head out for summer vacation.
This winter, the University of Northern Colorado hosted a great program for Colorado counselors to come and learn about their campus. We had the chance to speak with faculty, take a tour, visit the business school, and learn about their admissions process. The University of Northern Colorado is a midsize university of about 10,000 undergraduate […]
As college admissions offices turn to “Turnitin,” an anti-plagiarism service, make sure that you are writing your own college essay and not borrowing anyone else’s words.
Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan, is a beautiful liberal arts college with a very rigorous academic program. Surprisingly, perhaps, Kalamazoo also has a very strong international orientation, and a very large percentage of its students go abroad to study for part of their undergraduate experience.
Kalamazoo is also home to University of Western Michigan, so the sizable student population makes it a nice town in which to go to school. The neighborhood around Kalamazoo College is quite nice. The college has a fantastic tennis facility, too. The student center is relatively new. And the central quadrangle is lovely.
Kalamazoo College has an outstanding record of getting students into graduate school.
Hope College in Holland, Michigan, is a small liberal arts college of about 3,000 students on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan. Its strong Christian identity and strong academics make it a good choice for the right student.
For those seeking a medium sized college campus in an urban environment may find that Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, is a great option. Known for its programs in the sciences and engineering, Case has a beautiful urban campus–even though it is bisected by a very busy thoroughfare.
Case also is contiguous with some of the greatest artistic and cultural facilities in the world, including the Cleveland Institute of Music (where you can do a joint degree at Case), Severance Hall (home of the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra), and the Institute of Art.
So if you are interested in high culture and want an urban environment, Case is hard to beat. CWRU is also trying hard to lure liberal arts students to the campus to round out its student body.
The College of Wooster is a fantastic liberal arts college in a small town in Ohio. It’s a place that trains scholars–even students who are not scholars in high school. Wooster still requires a culminating research experience at the end of the four year Bachelors degree as a way to bring together everything one has learned.
Visiting a college is a good way to get a measure of the friendliness of a campus. Wooster gave me personalized attention when I arrived–even at 4:15 on a Friday afternoon in August.
If you want personalized attention and advice in choosing a college that is right for you, you might want to consult Montgomery Educational Consulting for some great college advice.