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Which Colleges Rank at the Top when Test Scores are Thrown Out?

College entrance exams have long been a key element of the application process. However, in recent years, more and more schools have decided to make the tests optional or not required at all. Additionally, many schools chose to go test-optional during the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the increased number of colleges becoming test-optional, it begs the …
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What are Regional Exchange Universities?

When searching for your college, you may be ruling schools out because they simply cost too much, especially if they’re out of state. You might want to hold off on crossing them out though! Regional Exchange Universities or Programs can be exactly what you need to go to a school in a nearby state without …
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Pros and Cons of Going Out-of-State for College

While you’re putting your list together of potential colleges, you may want to consider adding a few out-of-state colleges and universities. There are pros and cons that come with going out of state for college, so it’s important to weigh all your options before making a decision when you receive those acceptance letters. Here are …
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Creating A Balanced College List

It can be tempting to create a list consisting of only the top ten favorite colleges. But that strategy can backfire. You may end up with a list of colleges that you like but are not necessarily the best fit for you. Liking a school doesn’t automatically make it a good future college. For example, …
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FAQs and Facts About HBCUs

As you develop your college list, you might come across the term “HBCU.” These letters stand for “Historically Black Colleges and Universities”. But what exactly does that mean for you? Can you apply to them even if you’re not a minority? Keep reading to find out what HBCU means and some of the best ones …
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Community College Benefits: Signs That It’s Right For You

In your search for colleges, have you considered community college? Four-year colleges have traditionally been the first choice for most students. Don’t discount community colleges completely though. There are community college benefits that may make them a better option for you instead of a 4-year university. So how do you decide between the two? These …
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Top 10 Colleges With The Largest Endowments (2020)

    Endowments often form the biggest source of financial aid for most colleges and universities in America. Colleges use part of this endowment money on various expenses, mostly on long term plans to improve the campus facilities. An almost equal part of their endowment money is reserved to fund financial aid programs and student …
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Where Did the 2020 Presidential Candidates Go to College?

The campaign for the 2020 presidency is already well underway, and it promises to be an interesting and eventful race. Education policy is a hot topic on both sides of the political divide, and there are a number of proposals suggested that could change the landscape of education in America if implemented.  Since we’re all …
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Pros and Cons of Public vs. Private Colleges

There’s plenty of myths and commonly held beliefs about public schools vs. private ones. But what are the concrete differences? What’s a misconception? Is there a difference between a state-funded school and a privately-funded one? Is one better than the other? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each so you can better …