How Many Colleges Should I Apply To?

Many experts come up with a formula to answer this question. I hear counselors say something like this all the time: 3 “stretches”, 5 “targets,” and 2 “safeties.” But the number of applications depends entirely on who you are and what you want. If you think things through carefully, perhaps you will need to apply to only one!

Swarthmore College – Take A Seat!

As you visit colleges take the time to observe where students gather together, where they are studying, hanging out, or meeting professors. It can give you a great sense of how students interact with one another on campus. The Adirondack style chairs on the Swarthmore campus are a perfect place to do just that.

Villanova University – Strong Community, Identity and Religious Foundation

Villanova University is a great choice for students looking for a campus with a strong community, identity, and religious foundation.

Do You Sing? Consider Joining An A Cappella Group In College!

Have you been watching The Sing Off this season? There were some great college a cappella groups on this season! College a cappella groups are a great way to get involved on campus, continue your love of singing, and make life-long friends.

Private University at Public School Price–Financial Aid for Smart Students

If you do well in school, you will be rewarded. Seton Hall has announced deep discounts for top students. You can now attend a private university at a public school price.

Cara Ray, Experienced College Admissions Professional, Joins Montgomery Educational Consulting

Cara Ray joins the Great College Advice team!

Choosing the Best Major for the 21st Century and the Quest for Relevance

The New York Times ran a story on Sunday entitled Making College “Relevant.”  The thrust is that consumers of higher education (i.e., primarily parents, but also students) are demanding clear links between the education one purchases and the job one lands after graduation. In some ways this makes perfect sense:  a college education is a […]