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.

Why You Should Consider an Open House Campus Tour

There are three major types of campus tours, one of them: an open house tour. Many colleges put on open houses for students to check out the campus, talk to current students or faculty members, and meet other prospective students. An open house can be an exciting and informative event to learn about the school …

Winter Break Wisdom: Prep for the ACT/SAT

Studying? During your long-awaited winter break? You might be wondering why you’re even reading this, but trust me, I promise it’s nothing that bad! We know that most students typically like to spend their winter breaks hanging out with friends and catching up on sleep, while throwing thoughts of school to the wayside. One thing …

Dangers of Defaulting on Student Loans

Failing to make your loan payments on time can result in some pretty hefty consequences. When getting your loan, you signed a document for it according to legal terms set by the lender and agreed to a schedule of paying back the loan. This document, the promissory note, is what holds you responsible to making …

How To Study if You’re an Auditory Learner

There are five main types of learning styles, each with specific traits and preferences for learning. Auditory learners pick up information best when they are hearing the material, or through speaking it aloud themselves and hearing it that way. Auditory learners may be especially skilled at perceiving tone and getting a good feeling of one’s …

Should I Get a Federal or a Private Student Loan?

Paying for college can be difficult because the cost is so high, and it can also be hard to understand. There’s a ton of terminology like loans, grants, scholarships, financial aid, the FAFSA, etc. to learn about as well. If you are paying for college on your own, the entire process can be even more …

What Does it Mean When a School Has a “No Loan” Policy?

You may find yourself reading the title of this post and thinking, “Wait, what?” How could a college not have students taking out loans to pay for their education? However, once you learn more about how and why colleges are doing this, it starts to make sense. First things first—why are colleges across the country …

Colleges with the Best Student Housing

While living in a school-owned building may not seem like every student’s dream, there are quite a few colleges around the United States with top-notch room and board options. We’ve gathered a list of just a handful of the trendiest housing options found in the U.S., in no particular order. Check them out below! Founders Hall, …