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The 20 Top Public Universities

Posted by Melissa Brinks | Oct 16, 2019 2:00:00 PM

General Education

Top public universities are often ranked alongside private colleges in lists, but these publicly funded schools can be overlooked for the prestige of private schools. No matter what program you’re pursuing or what your dream career is, the best public universities can help you get there!

In this article, we’ll be covering what a public university is and our own ranking of the best state schools around the United States, combining criteria from a variety of lists. Ready to learn why a public college may be the right choice for you? Read on!

 

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The 11 Best Pre-Law Schools

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Oct 15, 2019 1:00:00 PM

General Education

If you plan to practice law in the United States, you must earn a law degree and pass the bar exam. While that may seem a long way off for an aspiring lawyer, your journey to your law degree and your dream career starts with your decision in your college and your major in your undergrad years. There are lots of factors to consider if you one day plan to be a lawyer and want to start your education off right. It’s a big decision since the right school can help your chances of getting into your top law program, which can in turn help you land the job you’ve been thinking about for years. To help you out, we've compiled a list of the best colleges for pre-law.

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The 12 Best Accounting Schools in the United States

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Oct 14, 2019 5:00:00 PM

General Education

If you’re looking into majoring in a business-related field, you might find yourself looking into accounting programs. And accounting is a great choice: not only are accounting degrees in demand, but accounting is a field that tends to remain stable even during economic recessions. After all, businesses still need to make sure they’re running payroll, auditing their finances, and paying their taxes on time. 

If you’re thinking about majoring in accounting, there are a lot of benefits to attending one of the top accounting programs in the nation. Not only will you get a top-rate education, you’ll also have access to top-level faculty, networking events, and internships (among other perks). 

In this article, we’ll give you the inside scoop on the 12 best accounting colleges in the United States. We’ll also share our top tips for getting into competitive accounting programs. 

 

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The 5 Best Business Majors to Launch Your Career

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Oct 14, 2019 3:00:00 PM

General Education

Some students know exactly what they want to major in long before applying to college. For the rest of us, choosing a college major is a big decision, and we have to consider future job prospects as well as the coursework you’ll encounter while at school. Business majors open the door to jobs that require a Bachelors’ degree, and they will allow you to secure a wide range of jobs in the corporate world.

The great thing about top business majors is that you get a well-rounded education, and get to learn about the cross-section of creativity and data, all while preparing for a rewarding career where you get to see the results of your hard work on a daily basis. The other awesome thing is that “business” is broad and there’s a lot of different industries, so by majoring in business you can give yourself the opportunity to work in a field you’re passionate about.

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The 11 Best Undergraduate Business Schools

Posted by Carrie Cabral | Oct 14, 2019 1:00:00 PM

General Education

Business is a great college major, especially for those who are creative, innovative, and see themselves as leaders. A business major is the best of both worlds because a student will leave school with a degree that is both broad and practical. Like any other major, the school you attend will give you an advantage as you set out on your career one day.

Attending a school with a strong business undergraduate program will give you a leg up in your experience, potential job offers and even your starting salary, so it’s important to choose wisely. Your future is a marathon, not a sprint, so take your time to research and visit schools if you’re set on majoring in business and attending one of the top undergraduate business schools.

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Expert's Guide to the AP Literature Exam

Posted by Ellen McCammon | Oct 13, 2019 8:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

If you're planning to take the AP English Literature and Composition exam, you'll need to get familiar with what to expect on the test. Whether the 2020 test date of Wednesday, May 6, is near or far, I’m here to help you get serious about preparing for the exam.

In this guide, I’ll go over the test's format and question types, how it's graded, best practices for preparation, and test-day tips. You’ll be on your way to AP English Lit success in no time!

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The Best HiSET Practice Tests to Help You Ace Your Exam

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Oct 13, 2019 7:00:00 PM

General Education

If you’re reading this, you probably already know what the HiSET is and have decided that taking the HiSET Exam is the correct decision for you. That’s a great first step on the journey to earning your high school equivalency! 

As you’re probably aware, the HiSET Exam is not cheap (it can potentially cost as much as $125 after administrative or testing center fees), so you likely will not want to take it multiple times. It’s definitely better to prepare beforehand so you’ll only need to pay that fee once.

That’s why we’re going to cover the following in this article to give you a full overview of the HiSET practice tests: 

  • What the HiSET Exam is
  • Why you should take a practice test
  • How this article can help you prepare for the HiSET practice test
  • A list of available HiSET practice tests
  • How to get the most out of the HiSET practice test

We’ve got a lot to cover, so let’s get moving!

 

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The Expert's Guide to the AP Biology Exam

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Oct 13, 2019 7:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

If you're taking AP Biology, it's a good idea to familiarize yourself with the exam before you get too far into the course. Preparing ahead of time for the AP exam format and fully understanding what concepts are covered on the AP Biology test can go a long way toward earning a high score (and potentially getting college credit!).

This article will take you through the structure and scoring of the AP Bio exam and give you some key tips on the best ways to study for AP Biology.

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3 Tips for Writing a Stellar Why Boston University Essay

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Oct 13, 2019 3:00:00 PM

College Essays

If you're applying to Boston University, you'll need to respond to the Why Boston University essay prompt. The Why BU essay is a required element of your application and a great way to show the BU admissions committee why Boston University is the right fit for you, and vice versa.

In this article, we'll break down the Why Boston University essay prompt, give you ideas for what to talk about in your own essay, and offer tips for writing an essay that's sure to wow the admissions committee.

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4 Tips for Writing a Stellar Boston College Essay

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Oct 13, 2019 12:00:00 PM

College Admissions, College Essays

Ranked among the top 50 colleges nationwide, Boston College is an excellent college choice, especially if you're hoping to attend a religious institution. As part of the application process, you'll need to submit a Boston College essay. So what should you write about in your essay to raise your chances of getting admitted here?

In this guide, we closely analyze all Boston College essay prompts, providing you with our best tips and advice. We'll also take a look at real Boston College essay examples to give you an idea of what a successful Boston College essay can look like.

So let's get started!

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4 Tips for Writing a Johns Hopkins Essay That Works

Posted by Melissa Brinks | Oct 13, 2019 12:00:00 PM

College Essays

Johns Hopkins University is considered one of the top-10 national schools in the United States. As the country's first research university, Johns Hopkins is interested in fostering lifelong learning and research. Although their medical school is perhaps their most famous department, Johns Hopkins has many prestigious programs—and their reputation means that admittance is extremely competitive, with just an 11% acceptance rate.

If you want to join the band of Blue Jays, you'll need to be a stellar student—and you'll need to write a killer Johns Hopkins essay. This guide will walk you through the Johns Hopkins supplement, including best practices for answering the prompt, how to plan your essay, and analyzing essays that got other applicants in.

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When Is the Next SAT Test Date?

Posted by Allen Cheng | Oct 13, 2019 12:00:00 PM

SAT Logistics

Here's a guide on when the next SAT test is happening and deadlines for signing up.

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You Can Get Into These Highest Acceptance Rate Colleges

Posted by Justin Berkman | Oct 13, 2019 8:30:00 AM

College Info

Colleges with high acceptance rates can be good options for you when you're selecting schools you want to apply to or attend. If you have low grades or poor standardized test scores, or need to add safety schools to your list of colleges, these schools can give you more confidence that you'll be able to gain admission to a four-year college.

In this article, I'll give you a list of colleges with the highest acceptance rates, explain why they have such high acceptance rates, and introduce the pros and cons of attending these schools.

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Is AP Biology Hard? An Expert Discussion

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Oct 13, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Advanced Placement (AP)

AP Biology is a popular AP class, and many students are curious about the challenges it presents. Is AP Biology hard? Will you spend hours upon hours studying for the class? Are you likely to fail the exam? Or are AP tests much easier than they seem?

In this article, we'll look at statistics, course material, and student perceptions to present you with a clear picture of the difficulty level of the AP Bio class and exam. We'll also give you some tips for figuring out how challenging AP Biology will likely be for you based on your academic strengths and weaknesses.

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18 Critical To Kill a Mockingbird Quotes, Explained

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Oct 9, 2019 3:00:00 PM

General Education

Not only is Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird one of the most widely taught books in American high schools, but it's also one of the most popular books in general. In fact, it was just recently voted "America’s favorite novel"! Its popularity has endured for decades, and it’s still taught in schools across the United States today.

That’s why we’re explaining the top 18 To Kill a Mockingbird quotes for you. In addition to becoming familiar with the stand-out moments of the novel, by the end of this article you’ll have a deeper understanding of the book’s themes, characters, and most important elements.

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