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The Most LGBTQ+ Friendly Colleges in The Country

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Posted by Justin Berkman | Jun 1, 2021 3:00:00 PM

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In general, colleges are consistently becoming more LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning) friendly. Young people are more accepting of different sexual orientations and gender identities, and those attitudes are reflected at a growing number of U.S. colleges.

However, there are still many college campuses that have reputations for not being inclusive or safe for members of the LGBTQ+ community. If it's important to you to be at a school with a vibrant LGBTQ+ community, you should consider looking at specifically LGBTQ-friendly schools.

In this article, we'll do the following:

  • Define an LGBTQ-friendly (or LGBTQ-accepting) school
  • Explain why you should consider an LGBTQ-friendly college
  • Provide lists of LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities
  • Give advice for how to use those lists and do effective research to determine if a school is LGBTQ-friendly
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The 20 Best Colleges for Students With Learning Disabilities

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Posted by Francesca Fulciniti | May 31, 2021 11:00:00 AM

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Figuring out which colleges you're interested in is arguably the most difficult part of the college application process. There's so much information to sift through—how could brief campus visits and informational brochures really tell you where you'll be most successful?

This process is even harder for students with learning disabilities. You want to make sure there are programs in place to help you be the best you can be no matter where you go to school.

If you want to apply to colleges for students with learning disabilities, this article is a great place to start your college search. We'll start off by talking about what these specialty programs have to offer before getting to the rankings. Afterward, we'll discuss the next steps to take if you decide a learning disability program is right for you.

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Should You Go to a Public Ivy? 5 Factors to Consider

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Posted by Laura Staffaroni | May 23, 2021 12:00:00 PM

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Most people have heard of the illustrious eight private schools that make up the Ivy League. But what about high-quality public universities, or "Public Ivy League" schools? Are there any public schools out there that can match the caliber of top private schools?

Find out what the Public Ivies are and why you should consider applying to them.

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The 9 Best Film Schools in the US

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Posted by Dora Seigel | May 23, 2021 9:00:00 AM

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In the past few years, applying to film school has gotten extremely competitive: top schools like USC's School of Cinematic Arts now boast lower admission rates than the Ivies. Simultaneously, the number of film programs has grown—rising from about 300 in 2006 to almost 400 today.

With so many programs available and so much competition for the top spots, where should you apply? In order to help you find the right school for you, I've compiled a list of the best film schools in the US, based on my experience as a film student and actress in LA.

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10 Best Interior Design Schools in the US

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Posted by Francesca Fulciniti | May 9, 2021 4:00:00 PM

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An education in interior design is getting more and more important for aspiring professionals in the field. In many states, you can't call yourself an interior designer unless you have a license or a certain level of education.

If you're thinking about becoming an interior designer, you'll want to know about the best interior design schools you can attend in the US. Whether you want to work on residential or commercial design, the following programs will prepare you well for your future career as an interior designer. But before we get to the rankings list, let's briefly go over what makes interior design programs unique.

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BA Degree: What Is It? Should You Get One?

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Apr 22, 2021 1:00:00 PM

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What is a BA degree? You've probably heard of this degree, but what does it stand for, and how does a BA degree differ from other types of college degrees you can get? In this guide, we explain the BA degree meaning, what subjects and skills BA students learn in college, popular BA degrees to get, how this degree type differs from other degrees like BS and BFA, and how you can decide if a BA degree is the best choice for you.

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

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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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