Changes in How US News Calculates Rankings

US News & World Report’s infamous rankings system may include new sorts of data, according to an article today in Inside Higher Ed. They may add survey data collected from 1600 high school counselors, who are being asked to rate colleges on a scale of 1 to 5.  This data may–or may not–be used in […]

Division I vs. Division III: Sports as a Job, or Scholar-Athlete?

Today I spent another fun-filled day at the Colorado Crossroads volleyball tournament in Denver, where nearly 10,000 volleyball players are participating in this national qualifier event. Parents were steadily coming up to my booth at the tournament (where I was, of course, dispensing some great college advice) to talk about their concerns. The topic of […]

More on Picking the Right College: Large Universities like VCU

I visited Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) last week. It’s a large, public university in a dynamic, urban environment. Some students crave this sort of bustle and excitement. I enjoyed my time on campus, learning especially about its life sciences (a.k.a. biology) and arts programs. Listen to how important it is to find the right college […]