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Colleges On the Rise

There is a definite hierarchy to America’s universities. It’s a pecking order where only a handful of “elite” schools lead the pack in being the most selective, having top faculty, large financial resources and pristine campus facilities. While this hierarchy has, to some extent, remained fairly stable over the last century, there have been a […]

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College Costs: How to Afford Your Dream School

College costs keep rising, and if you’re headed to college, it’s inevitable that you’ll feel the impact. In fact, your tuition is likely going to increase every year you’re in college. The average cost of a public college was $6,185 a year during the 2007-2008 school year, according to the College Board. That’s an increase […]

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Senioritis: the Silent Killer

Attention, high-school seniors: With the end of the school year approaching fast, a pandemic is afflicting students like you across the country. No, it’s not Swine Flu—but this condition might force you to take a few “sick days” before the end of the semester, if you know what we mean. In case you haven’t figured […]

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Top Five College Towns

As spring quickly transforms into summer, seniors are finally at the end of their high school journey and have made their decisions on where to enroll next year. Not only did these future freshmen examine their college’s academic offerings and campus resources when making their decisions–I hope they also kept in mind that they will […]

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The Advantages of Community College

What exactly is a community college? “We define a community college as a regionally accredited two-year college that offers the associate degree as it primary credential,” says Norma Kent, vice president of communications for the American Association of Community Colleges in Washington, D.C. “We consider junior college, technical college and community college the same if […]

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Planning Your Future as a College Athlete

Use this spring and summer to help prepare yourself to be a college athlete. Reach out to coaches, start searching for schools and keep a positive mindset. Here are nine goals for junior athletes to accomplish by time senior year rolls around. Make a list of colleges. Include your favorites, and add a few college […]

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