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Caltech vs MIT: Which Is Better?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Mar 3, 2020 12:00:00 PM

College Info

If you want to major in science, technology, or a related field, then you've likely heard of Caltech and MIT, two of the most prestigious technological institutes in the US. But is Caltech or MIT the better university? More importantly, which school will be a better fit for you?

In this complete Caltech vs MIT guide, we go over the main differences between Caltech and MIT, and introduce the critical factors you must consider when deciding whether Caltech or MIT is the right choice for you. But first, let’s look at what types of schools Caltech and MIT actually are.

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MIT vs Harvard: Which Is Better?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Mar 2, 2020 6:00:00 PM

College Info

MIT and Harvard are two renowned institutions that consistently top national college ranking lists and are known for their premier academics, distinguished faculty, and vibrant communities. But which university is better: MIT or Harvard? More importantly, which is a better fit for you?

We give you a complete MIT vs Harvard comparison and introduce four essential factors you must consider to help you figure out which school is an ideal match for you. Before all that, though, let’s take a look at what types of schools MIT and Harvard actually are.

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How Do Online Classes Work? Are They Right for You?

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Feb 21, 2020 12:00:00 PM

College Info

Online classes can provide a convenient and cost-efficient alternative to traditional, face-to-face classes for people who want to further their education. But how do online classes work, exactly?

Most people are aware that online classes are probably different from in-person courses, but many aren't sure what the process of taking an online course is like. To help you develop a working knowledge of how online classes work and what to expect from online courses before you decide to enroll, we're going to cover the following:

  • Explain what online classes are and where you can take them
  • Answer the question, "How do online college classes work?" by explaining how to enroll and attend online classes
  • Discuss what a typical class session is like in an online class as well as go over how online assignments work
  • Provide a 5 question quiz to help you determine if online classes are a good fit for you
  • Give you 5 tips for succeeding in online classes

So, how do online classes work, and how do you do online classes? Let's find out!

 

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The Complete List of the 25 CUNY Colleges

Posted by Laura Staffaroni | Feb 14, 2020 2:00:00 PM

College Info

The City University of New York system is the lesser-known member of New York State's public university system. Unlike New York's SUNY colleges and universities, however, all the CUNY schools are located in NYC.

In this article, we'll go over a list of CUNY schools in NYC and CUNY locations along with what to consider when choosing which CUNYs to apply to.

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CUNY vs SUNY: What's the Difference?

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Feb 13, 2020 7:00:00 AM

College Info

Thinking about attending a SUNY or CUNY school but aren't sure where to start or even what the differences between the two are? We're here to help! Read this guide to get an overview of both CUNY and SUNY schools, see how they compare across different areas such as academics, cost, and student life, and learn the four steps to follow to decide which school is best for you.

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The 19 Steps to Becoming a College Professor

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Feb 11, 2020 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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The 7 Steps to Becoming a Doctor: A Complete Guide

Posted by Francesca Fulciniti | Feb 9, 2020 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 9 Best Honors Colleges and Programs

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Feb 7, 2020 12:00:00 PM

College Admissions, College Info

For students who are really set on enrolling in a quality honors program, it's important to learn about some of the best honors colleges before making that big decision. That's especially true because your honors program will dictate how difficult your classes are...and the perks you get from doing well in them!

We're here to help you get all the information you need about the top honors programs in the country so you can pick the program that's right for you. In this article, we'll do the following:

  • Explain what an honors college is
  • Provide our research-based ranking of the nine top honors colleges and programs at U.S. colleges and universities
  • Give you five tips for applying to top college honors programs

Ready? Let's dive in!

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What Is CUNY? What Does CUNY Stand For?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Feb 6, 2020 6:00:00 PM

College Info

Those applying to college—especially those in New York City—have most definitely heard of CUNY, a famous university system in New York. But what does CUNY stand for? Even more importantly, what is CUNY in terms of the schools it comprises, the academics it offers, and the opportunities it provides students?

We look at all of these questions in detail below, beginning with an overview of the CUNY meaning. We also go over the pros and cons of attending a CUNY school and give you helpful tips for picking the best CUNY school for you.

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The 6 Best CUNY Schools and What Makes Them Great

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Feb 6, 2020 3:00:00 PM

College Info

Every year thousands of applicants apply for freshman admission to CUNY, a renowned university system based in New York City. Which are the best CUNY schools, though? Is there one best CUNY college that towers above all the others?

In this guide, we present our picks for the best CUNY schools and offer tips for finding the best CUNY college for you based on what you're looking for in a school. But first, what is CUNY exactly?

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Should You Go to a Women's College?

Posted by Laura Staffaroni | Feb 6, 2020 12:00:00 PM

College Admissions, College Info

Many people are familiar with the idea of all-girls' schools for elementary, middle, and high school, but did you know there are also women-only colleges?

In this article, we discuss what women's colleges are and why you'd want to apply to them. We'll also go over the top 17 women's colleges in the US and explain why these schools made the cut.

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Seven Sisters Colleges: Should You Go to One?

Posted by Laura Staffaroni | Feb 2, 2020 12:00:00 AM

College Admissions, College Info

If you're looking at applying to elite liberal arts colleges, you've probably come across the Seven Sisters schools. But what schools are Seven Sisters colleges, and what makes them so special?

In this article, we explain what the Seven Sisters schools are, which of them still exist, and which of them are still all-women's colleges. I'll also use my expertise as an alum of a Seven Sisters school to break down what the benefits are of applying to a Seven Sisters school and five tips for getting admitted.

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Dual Degree vs Double Major: Which Is Right For You?

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Jan 31, 2020 12:00:00 PM

College Info

Got a passion for more than one field of study? Then you might be interested in studying two fields simultaneously with either a double major or dual degree. What is the main difference between a double major and a dual degree? And how can you figure out which option will be a better fit for you?

In this dual degree vs double major guide, we go over the fundamental difference between the two academic paths, define each option in detail, and take a look at the most important similarities and differences between the two. We also offer you some tips to help you determine whether a double major or dual degree will work better for you based on your preferences and goals.

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What Is an Honors College? Should You Enroll in One?

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Jan 29, 2020 12:00:00 PM

College Info

If you have great grades and high test scores, some of your prospective universities may invite you to enroll in their honors college. Generally speaking, honors colleges and honors programs at U.S. universities offer top-tier students rigorous academic programs, special scholarships, and better job prospects. 

But of course, there’s more to an honors college or program than that! We’re going to introduce you to honors colleges and honors programs so you can decide whether enrolling in one is right for you. This article will: 

  • Answer the question, “What is an honors college?”
  • Discuss what types of students might be a good fit for an honors college
  • Explain the difference between an honors college vs honors program
  • Take an in-depth look at real honors programs at two U.S. universities 
  • List five pros and cons for enrolling in an honors college

Are you ready? Let’s get started!

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The 11 Best Catholic Colleges: Find the Right One for You

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Jan 28, 2020 6:00:00 PM

College Info

Whether or not you are Catholic, you’ve likely heard of some Catholic colleges in the United States. These private institutions follow the Catholic intellectual tradition, meaning they promote a liberal arts education, community service, and ethics. While you don't need to be Catholic to attend one of these schools, many Catholic students enjoy having an academic atmosphere that both reflects and supports their faith.

In this guide, we introduce our picks for the 11 best Catholic colleges and offer tips for deciding whether a Catholic college is the ideal choice for you. Before we get into that, though, let’s go over exactly what Catholic colleges are and what kind of experience they can offer students.

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