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What Are the Ivy League Schools? Should You Go to One?

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Apr 4, 2021 8:00:00 AM

College Info

When we hear the phrase "Ivy League", most of us probably think of rich people who tie sweaters around their necks. Believe it or not, there's a lot more to it than that. The Ivy League is a group of elite colleges that have a long history of impressive achievements and notable alumni. But how did this come about? And what are these schools really like? Read on to learn more about the formation of the Ivy League, its member schools, and whether you should consider applying.

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What Is a BS Degree? Is It Right for You?

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Mar 31, 2021 3:00:00 PM

College Info

What is a BS degree? You've probably heard of this degree, especially if you're researching colleges and the majors they offer. However, what does "BS" stand for, and how does a BS degree differ from other types of college degrees you can get? In this guide, we explain the BS degree meaning, subjects and skills BS students learn in college, popular BS degrees to get, how this degree type differs from other degrees like BA and BFA, and how you can decide if a BS degree is the best option for you.

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BA vs BS Degree: Which Is Better for You?

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Mar 30, 2021 2:00:00 PM

College Info

You'll have lots of decisions to make when you begin college, and one of them is the degree you want to earn when you graduate. BA and BS degrees are the two most popular degrees for undergrad students to get. But what is the difference between BA and BS degrees? How will they affect which classes you need to take? And is one more degree impressive than the other? Read this guide for answers to all your BA vs BS degree questions.

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Complete List of SUNY Schools: How to Pick the One for You

Posted by Justin Berkman | Mar 10, 2021 12:38:00 PM

College Admissions, College Info

If you're interested in going to college in New York, you may want to consider a State University of New York school. Unlike The City University of New York (CUNY) colleges, the majority of SUNY schools are outside of New York City, and many of them are in rural areas.

In this article, I'll describe the SUNY system, profile the 4-year SUNY schools, and explain how to decide which SUNY to attend.

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When Do College Acceptance Letters Arrive for Regular Decision? For Early Decision or Early Action?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Mar 5, 2021 1:32:00 PM

College Admissions, College Info

Applying to college is a confusing and stressful process, but waiting to hear back from the colleges you applied to can be just as anxiety-inducing. When do college acceptance letters arrive?

In this guide, we explain when to expect to receive your college decision notifications. We also give you a chart of estimated college acceptance dates for 2021 and offer helpful tips on what to do as you wait for your college acceptance letters.

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The 14 Most Unusual College Majors: Is One Right for You?

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Mar 2, 2021 9:00:00 AM

College Info

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the top five most popular college majors are business, health profession-related majors, history or social science majors, psychology, and biology. But what if none of those pique your interest? What if you want to major in something more off-the-beaten-path, or even just get a broader idea of what options you have for potential college majors? We're here to help! We've compiled a list of 14 unusual yet cool college majors, ranging from bagpiping to puppetry. After looking through our list of the most unusual college majors, you'll also learn which colleges allow you to design your own major, and what the pros and cons of getting an unusual major are.

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The 13 Hardest College Majors to Challenge Yourself

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Feb 10, 2021 12:00:00 PM

College Info, General Education

What are the hardest college majors? You might assume it's all those complicated STEM majors—and you wouldn't necessarily be wrong.

In this article, we look at the various factors normally used to determine whether a major is hard before going over the 13 most difficult majors based on how many hours students typically spend each week preparing for classes. We also give you a few tips for finding the right college major for you.

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Ivy Day 2021: What Is It, When Is It, and What to Do Next

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Jan 26, 2021 12:30:00 PM

College Admissions, College Info

If you've applied or are currently applying to Ivy League schools, you've likely heard the phrase "Ivy Day." Ivy Day, or Ivy Admissions Day, is when all the Ivy League schools announce their admissions decisions for regular decision first-year applicants. This year, Ivy Day is April 6, 2021. This date is slightly later than usual, and we'll explain why later on in the article.

Keep reading to learn more about what to expect on Ivy Day, how to predict future Ivy Day dates, and what to do with your admissions decision(s) once Ivy Day is over.

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The 7 Steps to Becoming a Doctor: A Complete Guide

Posted by Francesca Fulciniti | Jan 16, 2021 10:00:00 PM

Other High School, College Info

Medicine is one of the most challenging yet rewarding fields a student can enter. But before you decide whether becoming a doctor is right for you, it's important that you know every step you'll have to take along the way.

Here, I'll walk you through exactly how to become a doctor, starting with high school. This career is definitely not for everyone—it requires huge investments of time, money, and effort—but if this path is right for you, this guide is what you should read to start preparing yourself early for a successful career as a doctor.

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The 19 Steps to Becoming a College Professor

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Jan 16, 2021 12:00:00 PM

Other High School, College Info

Do you love conducting research and engaging with students? Can you envision yourself working in academia? Then you're probably interested in learning how to become a college professor. What are the basic requirements for becoming a college professor? What specific steps should you take in order to become one?

In this guide, we start with an overview of professors, taking a close look at their salary potential and employment growth rate. We then go over the basic college professor requirements before giving you a step-by-step guide on how to become one.

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What's Brown PLME? Acceptance Rate, Requirements, and How to Get In

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Dec 27, 2020 3:00:00 PM

College Admissions, College Info

Have you heard of the Brown University PLME program and want to learn more about it? As the only BS/MD program in the Ivy League, the PLME program can be a great way to attend excellent schools for both undergrad and med school without worrying about med school applications down the line. However, the Brown PLME program is quite unique in its academic requirements (or, rather, lack of requirements), and it's definitely not the best choice for everyone. How can you know if it's right for you? Read this guide for everything you need to know about the PLME program, including what it is, the Brown PLME acceptance rate, the questions to ask yourself before applying, and what your application needs to shine.

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What Are the Claremont Colleges? A Guide to the Claremont Consortium

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Dec 21, 2020 2:00:00 PM

College Info

The Claremont Colleges—which are also known as the Claremont Consortium or the 7Cs—are a group of private liberal arts schools in Southern California. As a consortium, these universities work together to provide common resources and a wide range of academic opportunities for their students. 

If you're not 100% sure what a college consortium is or how it works, don't worry. In this article, we’ll teach you everything you need to know about the Claremont Consortium. We’ll explain: 

  • The history of the Claremont Colleges
  • Which colleges are part of the Claremont Consortium
  • The essential stats for each Claremont College, including admissions rate, enrollment numbers, and national ranking
  • The features that make each Claremont College unique
  • The benefits of attending a Claremont College

We’ll wrap up with our five top tips for getting into a Claremont College. Now, let’s get started!

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The 5 UC Application Tips You Need to Get Into University of California

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Nov 15, 2020 11:00:00 AM

College Admissions, College Info

If you're applying to one or more of the UC schools, you want to make sure you get the application right. This step-by-step guide will walk you through everything you need to know about the UC application, from the time you decide to apply to a UC school to when you submit the final piece of the application.

Keep reading to learn when the most important UC application deadline is, which documents you need to submit to complete your application, if you need a separate application for each UC school, and how you can make sure every part of your application sets you apart from the crowd.

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Ultimate Guide to the University of California Schools

Posted by Justin Berkman | Nov 15, 2020 9:00:00 AM

College Info

The University of California schools are widely regarded as some of the best public universities in the nation. Because I have provided college counseling to hundreds of students in California and chaperoned college visits to UC campuses, I'm very familiar with these colleges and know people who have attended each of the nine UC schools that offer undergraduate education.

In this article, I will describe the UC system, profile each of the University of California colleges, and explain how to choose which UC school to attend.

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The 14 Best Information Technology Schools

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Nov 9, 2020 3:00:00 PM

College Info, General Education

Information technology is a growing field, with more and more students looking to major in IT or a related subject. If you're thinking of an IT major or maybe even a master's degree, it's vital that you know what the best information technology schools are.

In this guide, we explain what an information technology school is and what kinds of jobs you can get with a degree in IT before presenting the 14 top information technology schools, including the best online schools for information technology. We'll then wrap up with some tips on how to find the best information technology school for you.

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