College Raptor Staff


College Raptor Staff
Applying to college can be challenging, and so we at College Raptor feel it's our duty to make that process as easy, smooth, and rewarding as possible. We work hard to clarify dense material, dispel myths, uncover information, and help you learn what you need to know!

Scholarships For Actuarial Science Majors


Actuarial science is the application of mathematics and statistics to assess risk in fields such as finance and insurance. This field involves the rigorous study of probability, statistics, mathematics, economics, finance and lately, computer science. In the past few years, actuarial science has grown to become a field that is highly desirable and sought after. …

Scholarships For Aerospace Engineering Majors


Aerospace Engineering majors can lead to some very exciting careers but the level of precision required in these fields requires many years of study and hard work. Fortunately, there are several generous scholarships available to help cover the expensive college tuition. The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Scholarship Program The American Institute of Aeronautics …

The Benefits of Taking AP Courses

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Advanced Placement courses aren’t for the academically weak. But just because the average student may have to work harder to be successful with an AP course doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still try taking one. Advanced Placement is a positive determining factor not only for high school success, but college success as well. Keep reading to …

What Is The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program?

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The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is one of eight programs that make up the Federal TRIO Programs. While the aim of all programs within the Federal TRIO Programs is to provide assistance and support to students from underrepresented sections of society, each program focuses on a different aspect. The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate …

Myth: Most Students Graduate In Four Years


The majority of undergrad programs are designed in such as way that students are expected to complete the curriculum in a total of eight semesters. In an ideal world, all students would graduate in four years. The Four Year Myth Unfortunately, in the real world, most students do not graduate within four years. If you …

Important Questions to Ask at a College Fair

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During your junior year, you should take the opportunity to attend at least one college fair organized by your school or by local academic organizations. At these college fairs you will get to meet with representatives from various colleges and universities around the country. This is a great opportunity for you to get to know more about …