Class Size and Student-to-Faculty Ratios: What the Statistics Don’t Tell You

When a client asked me the other day about the importance of student-to-faculty ratios, I got to thinking about other supposed indicators of educational quality. The other oft-cited statistic when visiting an admissions office is “average class size.” As with student-to-faculty ratios, the size of the classes at a college is assumed to reflect the […]

Answering Coach Questionnaires for NCAA Recruitment

Nancy Nitardy, a former Division 1 coach at Harvard, Dartmouth, and Indiana University, works with Great College Advice to ensure that athletes get the best educational and athletic experiences possible. She applies her experience as a coach to advise students how to get their attention and get recruited for their teams. She and I work […]

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 […]

Colorado Crossroads Volleyball Tournament

If you’re looking for me in the coming days, you can find me at the Colorado Convention Center where I’ll be attending the Colorado Crossroads Volleyball Tournament hosted by the Front Range Volleyball Association. It’s a national qualifier, and I’ll be there to talk to students and families about college admission. I’ll be joined by […]