About

Liz Skogerboe
Liz is the Marketing and Outreach Specialist for College Raptor. She holds a BA in Sociology with a minor in Psychology from the University of Iowa. Her passions include higher education and student development, stemming from her on-campus involvement at Iowa.

What Does a Spring Admission to a College Mean?

While it certainly isn’t as common as being admitted in the fall, spring admissions are options at many colleges and universities across the country. Put simply, it means that students are admitted to a school for the spring semester. This is generally a smaller admittance pool. At some schools, students can indicate that they would …

Understanding a School’s Profile on College Raptor: Academics Tab

The academic profile for a school gives more information about class size, graduation rates, and what the student body population looks like. The first-year retention rate shows the percent of freshmen that stay at Iowa beyond their first year. This can help indicate whether or not students feel comfortable on campus. The next section highlights …

Understanding a School’s Profile on College Raptor: Cost Tab

The third tab on a school page is chock-full of information breaking down the cost of attending that particular college or university. The page starts off with showing you the sticker price of the school compared to your personalized net price estimate. The net price is the full cost of attendance, minus grants, scholarships, and …

Unexpected College Fees You Probably Didn’t Know About

When you think of college cost, your mind may first go to tuition, room and board, and books. However, there can be other minor costs included that you may not have previously thought about. These can be referred to in a number of ways, and cover various “perks” you can receive as a student. So …