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What Are Credit Hours In College?

College students in a classroom listening to a teacher lecture questions & answers
Sometimes, trying to understand the different terms used in college can feel like learning a whole new language. Credit hours are one of the many new terms that high school students encounter when they start college. What are credit hours in college? How are they calculated? How many do you need to complete in an …
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What Careers Are Great for an IT Major?

IT professional sitting at a desk with three computers. majors & industries
Do you love working with computers, computer systems, and information technology? Are you fascinated with the deep tech side of how networks and security infrastructures work? If you’ve said yes to either of the above questions, then being an IT major will be a perfect fit for you. No matter which specific technology infrastructure you’re …
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The 5 Best Bath Towel Sets for Your Dorm Room

Green towels and cloths on a stool in a college dorm room. student life
There are many things college-bound students need to have to furnish their freshman year. Bedsheets, decorations, school supplies, and plenty more, but one thing many often overlook are towels. Everyone needs a good towel to dry off after a shower, a sturdy washcloth to scrub yourself clean, and handtowel for cleaning spills or drying hands. …
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How To Evaluate Colleges On Your List

Here’s how to evaluate colleges on your list. college search
You’ve spent weeks narrowing down your shortlist of colleges that are the best fit for your requirements. While you’re pretty happy with your efforts, you realize you have a dilemma. No specific college on your shortlist ticks all of your boxes. Some offer what you are looking for in terms of academic programs and cost …
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What Are Some Jobs for Economics Majors?

There are plenty of jobs for economics majors! careers & internships
Jobs for economics majors can range from financial analysts to market research analysts to actuaries. All of these are fantastic career paths for anyone who is analytical and has a good head for numbers and finance. Plus, economic majors are in demand more than ever. If you are considering a career path in economics, here …
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What Are Some Computer Science Careers?

What are some computer science careers you could explore? careers & internships
Computer science careers are tremendously diverse, opening up many opportunities for individuals with varying skills and preferences. Some people get into the field because they love technology and want to work with computer hardware, computer repairs, or internet security. Others are more interested in the creative fields of coding, game design, and computer-generated graphic arts …
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All About College Acceptance Rates

Here's everything you need to know about college acceptance rates. college admissions
There is a lot of misinformation about college acceptance rates and the role they play in the college selection process. This can make an already stressful process even more overwhelming. In this article, we aim to explain what college acceptance rates mean and how they impact your choices.  What Do Colleges Acceptance Rates Mean?  The …
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